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”

York Catholic congratulates 2020 Yes I Can Recipients

The York Catholic District School Board and The Council for Exceptional Children, York Region Chapter 543, would like to acknowledge and congratulate all student and adult recipients of the 2020 Yes I Can Awards. The Yes I Can Awards recognize the accomplishments of exceptional students who have made significant achievements in the categories of School … Continue reading “York Catholic congratulates 2020 Yes I Can Recipients”

Father Michael McGivney welcomes 54 new Canadian citizens from 18 countries at citizenship ceremony

On Dec. 3, 2019, 54 new Canadians from 18 countries, took their Oath of Citizenship at an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s citizenship ceremony. The event was hosted by students and staff at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy who went above and beyond make this an unforgettable experience for their guests. “Everyone was so excited … Continue reading “Father Michael McGivney welcomes 54 new Canadian citizens from 18 countries at citizenship ceremony”