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Policy 21

Corporate Sponsorship

Background

A corporate sponsorship is a business arrangement whereby a citizen, organization or company commits resources (monies and/or in-kind resources) to support a specific project or activity. The citizen organization or company contributes funds to an event, program or even a capital project and receives a benefit (e.g., specific image and marketing opportunities) from the associated publicity.

Educational partnerships are mutually beneficial cooperative relationships in which partners share values, objectives, human, material, or financial resources; roles and responsibilities to enhance learning for students.

Prohibited Sponsorship – A sponsorship is prohibited if the sponsor’s name or other information as used in the sponsor’s publicity is:

  1. Libelous
  2. Vulgar
  3. Obscene
  4. Racially offensive
  5. Factually inaccurate
  6. Inappropriate for minors
  7. Inappropriate for the age of the students served by the school
  8. Any product illegal or inappropriate for minors or the age of the students served by the school
  9. Incompatible with the educational philosophy of the Division or the community at large or
  10. Is in violation of any provincial or federal policies, regulations, laws or statutes.
  11. Promoting a political party.

12. The Board may declare any sponsorship a prohibited sponsorship.

Guiding Principles:

  1. A system-based partnership with business and industry will be organized and coordinated at the divisional level. All responsibilities for such a partnership shall remain at the divisional level.
  2. A school-based partnership with business and industry will be organized and coordinated at the school level. All responsibility for such a partnership shall remain at the school level.

Created: June 1, 2016
Next Review by: June 1, 2019

References

AP 562: Corporate Sponsorship