“Groundbreaking” partnership help students explore nature

In 2017, the York Catholic District School Board completed school ground greening projects at over 15 schools thanks to an innovative partnership spearheaded by YCDSB and its school communities; urban eco champion, Evergreen; and the Regional Municipality of York. The partnership enables an Evergreen Landscaping Consultant to assist schools throughout York Region in planting trees … Continue reading ““Groundbreaking” partnership help students explore nature”

YCDSB schools aim for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

11 York Catholic elementary schools registered for Ophea’s Healthy School Certification in 2017. Schools that register for this program make a commitment to enhancing health and well-being for the school’s students, staff and wider community. To obtain Ophea’s Healthy School Certification, schools need to complete a six-step healthy schools process, which aligns with the Ministry … Continue reading “YCDSB schools aim for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification”

“One for Haiti” Food Drive a great success

By Mary Cosentino, Former Superintendent of Secondary Schools: Leading Learning THE POWER OF ONE! That’s what we experienced with YCDSB’s “One for Haiti” Thanksgiving food drive. Director Patricia Preston’s open arms to Fr. Brian Kerr from the Missionaries of the Poor set the ball in motion inviting every member of the York Catholic School community … Continue reading ““One for Haiti” Food Drive a great success”

Treaty Recognition Week is November 5-11, 2017

YCDSB, along with the province of Ontario, acknowledges November 5-11th as Treaties Recognition Week. Treaties formalize the relationship between the Crown and First Nations groups. These agreements were signed between 1781 and 1930. During Treaty Recognition Week, we acknowledge the many Treaties that the Canadian Government signed with the First Peoples of this land. Those … Continue reading “Treaty Recognition Week is November 5-11, 2017”