Youth organization aims to empower and connect students

Joanna Moon, Grade 10 student at St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS in Richmond Hill founded the organization, Youth Here for Tomorrow, last summer as a way to connect with, and help others during the Covid-19 pandemic. She was inspired to take action after recognizing the many difficulties that the pandemic created, from social isolation to … Continue reading “Youth organization aims to empower and connect students”

Scholarship Application Workshop

The Black Foundation of Community Networks (BFCN) invites you to a free online workshop in collaboration with the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) to show YCDSB Black students and their families how to search, prepare, and apply for scholarships and bursaries. If you are in high school or Grade 8, this workshop is especially for … Continue reading “Scholarship Application Workshop”

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”

Celebrating YCDSB Teachers on World Teachers’ Day

In 1994, October 5 was declared World Teachers’ Day to commemorate the anniversary of the collective Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNESCO. On this World Teachers’ Day, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers for their commitment and contributions to ensuring that our … Continue reading “Celebrating YCDSB Teachers on World Teachers’ Day”

June is National Indigenous History Month

For centuries, many of the first inhabitants would celebrate the arrival of the warm weather and the pleasures of the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest light. June 21, the first day of summer, has been chosen as National Indigenous Peoples Day! In 1996, the Governor General … Continue reading “June is National Indigenous History Month”