News Teen death in Algonquin Park sparks Ministry of Education review SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Aug. 17th, 2017 Photo: Supplied by Taylor Ablett Changes could be on the way for school boards across Ontario after a Toronto teen drowned in Algonquin Park. The Ministry of Education will be reviewing outdoor education policies in all school boards, and making sure they’re being followed. This comes after 15-year-old Jeremiah Perry drowned in Big Trout Lake in Algonquin Park on July 4th while on a school trip. The Toronto District School Board has announced Perry was one of 15 students to go on the trip despite not having passed a mandatory swim test. The Ministry of Education also says it will increase funding to life-saving swimming programs.