A Muskoka Principal is taking action to help bring more programs and services to a rural community. Gail Greenfield has been the Principal at KP Manson Public School in Severn Bridge for seven years, and she says in that time she has met a lot of the community who don’t have access to resources, support and programs that more urban areas have.

Greenfield has released an online survey for the community to fill out, in order to identify what kinds of resources are most needed. She says it’s an underserviced community, and collecting data from families will help to pinpoint areas that are lacking.

She says there are a few ideas already being kicked around.


Greenfield says the survey isn’t just for parents of school-aged children; seniors, parents with toddlers, single parents and young adults are also welcome to give input.

She says the survey feedback will be helpful during a community partnership meeting in Severn Bridge next week.


Greenfield says community policing representatives will be at the meeting, along with family, youth and child services, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YWCA, Town of Gravenhurst representatives and more community partners.