St. Robert CHS student and graduate nurtures hope with COVID-19 care packages

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Briana Zhong, Grade 10 Pre-IB student at St. Robert Catholic High School and her sister, Athena Zhona, York Catholic District School Board graduate and third-year medical sciences student at Western University, knew they wanted to help. Between the months of June and October, together, they put together more … Continue reading “St. Robert CHS student and graduate nurtures hope with COVID-19 care packages”

Cardinal Carter spreads Christmas cheer to family in need

The Christmas Sharing Council at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School led by Ann Brand, Department Head for Technology and Computer Studies, and Daniella Campitelli, Special Education Teacher, is making the holidays a little brighter for a local family of four. “Normally we host a Christmas Market Fair and use the money we make from that to spread … Continue reading “Cardinal Carter spreads Christmas cheer to family in need”

Announcing Student Designs for YCDSB 2020 Christmas Card

The Director’s Office is pleased to share that the artwork by Isabelle A., Grade 6 student from Our Lady of the Rosary CES in Concord, ON was selected for this year’s Board Christmas card cover. Artwork by Ann L., Grade 8 student from Father Henri Nouwen CES in Richmond Hill, ON was selected for the … Continue reading “Announcing Student Designs for YCDSB 2020 Christmas Card”

Two students from St. Theresa of Lisieux amplify their student voices to demand climate change

Emily Ferraioli and Nava Tavasoli, Grade 10 students at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School founded the Youth Climate Group to raise awareness and demand action on climate change. They were inspired to organize and establish the Youth Climate Group after taking Geography and Canadian and World Studies courses at their school, as well … Continue reading “Two students from St. Theresa of Lisieux amplify their student voices to demand climate change”

York Catholic students and staff honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day

Throughout Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day, staff and students at the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) remembered and honoured our Canadian veterans, and those who continue to serve. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Students and staff honoured our brave Canadian heroes through artwork, displays, … Continue reading “York Catholic students and staff honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day”

Free Storytelling and Poetry Program for Black students in Grades 5 – 7

The York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC), supported by the Government of Canada, is hosting its Sankofa Virtual Saturday Mornings Storytelling and Poetry Program. The program is “rooted in African and Carribean art” and is free for Black students in Grades 5 – 7. The program will take place every Saturday beginning November … Continue reading “Free Storytelling and Poetry Program for Black students in Grades 5 – 7”

Treaty Recognition Week

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) celebrates Treaty Recognition Week from November 2 to 6, 2020. The YCDSB recognizes Treaty Recognition Week as part of our ongoing journey of healing and reconciliation. As we continue this journey together, we gratefully acknowledge that our YCDSB schools rest on traditional territory of the Chippewas of Georgina … Continue reading “Treaty Recognition Week”

St. Robert CHS graduate empowers student voice through the Black Youth Leadership Program, volunteerism and more

When asked what his advice is for younger students, Elijah Gyansa says to “be bold and never let procrastination and fear hinder your potential. Learn to take risks. Learn to get involved. Understand that the worst answer people can give you when you put yourself out there is “no” and those “no’s” are what makes … Continue reading “St. Robert CHS graduate empowers student voice through the Black Youth Leadership Program, volunteerism and more”