About Emily Carr

Emily Carr (1871-1945)

The school is named after Emily Carr, a Canadian painter and writer. Emily Carr's work was inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Coast and Canadian nature and habitat. She was one of the first painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist painting style. Her work received widespread recognition across Canada for its passion and self-expression. Emily Carr persevered despite overwhelming obstacles that women of her day faced to be recognized as one of Canada's most famous artists.

Emily Carr Public School

Emily Carr Public School opened in September 2008. It is a K-8 school located in North Oakville. Our school community is represented by over 60 different countries.  

Our shared vision is that Emily Carr Public School will be a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for students, parents and staff while maintaining high academic standards that respect all learners.  

Our staff's collective commitment to make our school's vision a reality happens through the following actions:

Our school motto is that every child can "Dream...Soar...Succeed".