Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
The way we communicate with each other has changed dramatically in the digital age. Email, text and other electronic messaging is often the fastest and most effective way of reaching our parents about events happening in our school and Board. However, we recognize that there are parents who may wish to opt-out of these communications. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014 to protect Canadians from unwanted commercial digital communications. This legislation requires anyone who sends an email that encourages a commercial activity to first:
- Gain the consent of the recipient
- Provide identifying information about the sender
- Provide an unsubscribe option to recipients can opt-out from receiving these messages.
Parents/guardians of Niagara Catholic students are required to sign a consent form to receive electronic commercial communication from the school or Board. These are communications would include (but are not limited to):
- Fundraising events
- Special lunch days
- Field trips
- School fairs
- School pictures
- Yearbook sales
- Ordering spirit wear
Parents may complete this form when registering for, or logging in to their School Cash Online account.
Parents who do not use School Cash Online but wish to receive these notifications are required to fill in Niagara Catholic’s Parent/Guardian Consent Form for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
Parents will continue to receive electronic messages sent for informational purposes, such as calls about school information nights, progress meetings with staff and any non-commercial events; as well as emergency messaging and notifications through the Safe Arrival attendance system, as they are not commercial in nature.
Learn more about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation at https://www.fightspam.gc.ca/.