YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th

Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day was founded by UNESCO in recognition of the significant contributions of teachers worldwide. The York Catholic District School Board extends a heartfelt thank you to all of our teachers for their commitment to Catholic Education, and for their guidance and leadership of the students and … Continue reading “YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th”

October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and promote understanding and inclusion for people living with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD … Continue reading “October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month”

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Learning Disability Awareness Month. During October, YCDSB and its community partner, the Learning Disability Association of York Region, aims to raise awareness about the wide-variety of learning disabilities, reduce stigma, and help people with learning disabilities to access the supports needed to thrive. Help … Continue reading “October is Learning Disability Awareness Month”

October is International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month (IWALK), and on October 2, 2019, YCDSB will join communities across the globe in celebrating International Walk to School Day! Join the movement! Teachers, administrators and Catholic School Councils can learn more about IWALK or register their school to participate in IWALK Day through the Ontario Active School Travel website. … Continue reading “October is International Walk to School Month”

“Our Lady of Peace Catholic Learning Centre” Opens in Maple

On Friday, September 27th, the new “Our Lady of Peace Catholic Learning Centre” in Maple olp.ycdsb.ca opened its doors, with celebrations including a Prayer of Dedication, Flag Raising and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Hosted by YCDSB Director of Education Ab Falconi,  the event featured Special Guest Speaker, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education for Ontario. … Continue reading ““Our Lady of Peace Catholic Learning Centre” Opens in Maple”

Meet Your New Student Trustee: Teresa Siby

A Grade 11 student at St. Robert Catholic High School in Thornhill, Teresa is a passionate lifelong learner and youth advocate, inspired by her faith, and an active approach to service. In May 2019, Teresa was elected Junior Student Trustee for the York Catholic District School Board. In late August, she was and officially Commissioned, in a … Continue reading “Meet Your New Student Trustee: Teresa Siby”

York Catholic to commemorate Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day is commemorated across Canada every September 30th, to acknowledge the impact of the residential school system, raise awareness and honour Indigenous communities, and promote reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day started in the spring of 2013, when a commemoration event was held in Williams Lake, BC to honour those who attended the St. Joseph … Continue reading “York Catholic to commemorate Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters”

Open House for Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth CHS

Do you have a passion for dance, digital media, drama, instrumental music, visual arts, or vocal music? Then check out the Regional Arts Program Open House at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-8 pm. St. Elizabeth is located at 525 New Westminster Drive in Thornhill. Any student in Grade 8 who … Continue reading “Open House for Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth CHS”

Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation program

The York Catholic District School Board, in partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is proud to offer orientation programs for high school students who are new to Canada. The Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) program will run at three York Catholic high schools, August 28th to August 29th. … Continue reading “Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation program”

Congratulations to our 2019 Eco Schools!

2018-2019 was another terrific year for our York Catholic Ontario EcoSchools program, with 46 schools obtaining certification.  In addition, a record number of 15 YCDSB schools achieved platinum status with seven schools achieving platinum for the first time! YCDSB Platinum Certified EcoSchools Secondary Schools Jean Vanier CHS* St. Robert CHS St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS* … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Eco Schools!”