It has been brought to my attention that there are some concerns with the students carrying their own legal documents while in Canada. I have spoken with the tour company to get some advice and it is both their opinion and mine that each person is to be responsible for their own document throughout the length of the trip. It is not wise for any one person to take responsibility for all of those documents and should an entire folder full of birth certificates be lost that would create a huge problem. So here is our plan: Each child will be responsible for carrying their own document during the trip. We will be making photocopies of each document the students will be taking with them as backup in case there is any issue with a document being lost.
This is the best course of action and the exact same one we followed the previous four times I have been on this trip both as a student and a teacher. Should one document become lost (NOTE: this has never happened) it is not a large issue if we have a photocopy back up. However, if something were to happen and we lost all of them that would be an issue we wouldn't even be able to solve.
If you have any questions please let me know.