2020-2021 Budget Development

Submit your feedback on York Catholic’s 2020-21 Budget Priorities by May 29

As we begin to plan for next year’s York Catholic budget, we want to hear what is important to you and what we should prioritize within our funding envelope. Understanding the majority of Ministry of Education funding is used to support York Catholic’s operating expenses used to deliver education services (e.g. salaries, facilities maintenance), there are areas of the budget where your input is helpful.

We are seeking input from our stakeholders on budget priorities, cost savings, efficiencies and revenue generation. Our school board strives to nurture the mental health and well-being of our students and staff, foster academic excellence and standards, and support high graduation rates, while maintaining a balanced and sustainable budget.

Your input in this budget consultation process will help guide and inform decisions for the 2020-2021 York Catholic District School Board Budget, as we work to achieve the strategic commitments in our Multi-Year Strategic Plan:

  • Integration of Our Catholic Faith
  • Continuous Improvement of Student Achievement
  • Effective Use of Our Resources
  • Engaging Our Communities

The Board’s strategic commitments are intended to foster faith-filled well-being and equity, inspire academic excellence, and nurture a culture of collaboration and innovation by maximizing resources and leveraging technologies.

A Budget Consultation ThoughtExchange is open for you to share your input until May 29, 2020.

Please share your thoughts on the two budget consultation questions in the ThoughtExchange survey, and also rate the thoughts of others.

Question 1: As we continue to plan the upcoming budget, what are some priorities we should consider?

Click here to participate in this exchange for question 1.

Question 2: Where do you think the Board could obtain cost savings, efficiencies or generate revenue?

Click here to participate in this exchange for question 2.

This ThoughtExchange is confidential. Your thoughts will be shared, but not your identity. Please be polite and respectful as you share and rate thoughts. If you see a thought that is inappropriate or contains identifying information, you can report it by clicking on the three dots at the top right corner of the thought. You do not need to rate all thoughts in this exchange. It is appreciated and recommended to rate around 30 thoughts. You are welcome to come back as often as you like to rate some of the new ideas shared since you last participated. The ratings will help us understand what is most important.

If you need technical support, please contact ThoughtExchange at 1.800.361.9027 ext. 4 or help@thoughtexchange.com. For more information or to ask questions regarding this Budget Consultation, please email communications@ycdsb.ca.

Alternatively, members of our school communities are invited to provide input into the budget process via a presentation/delegation at an upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting.


  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Where: Virtual Meeting

How: To register to speak or to submit a written delegation, call 416.221.5051 or 905.713.1211, ext. 13102 or email silvana.greco@ycdsb.ca.