Legalization of Cannabis: What You Need To Know

The recreational use of cannabis will become legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. Here’s what members of our York Catholic community should know. Cannabis and products that contain cannabis are prohibited on all YCDSB school and Board properties and at all school-related events and activities. Any person found with cannabis and/or products that contain … Continue reading “Legalization of Cannabis: What You Need To Know”

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. This year’s theme reminds the global community that the right to education cannot be achieved without the right to trained and qualified teachers. The York Catholic District School Board extends a heartfelt … Continue reading “YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th”

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. … Continue reading “October is Learning Disability Awareness Month”

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”

Active School Travel. Move more, move better.

What is Active School Travel? You may have heard the terms Active Travel, Active School Travel, Active Transportation or Sustainable Transportation before. What do these terms mean? Active School Travel is the use of any form of human-powered travel, such as walking or wheeling (including cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or using a wheelchair) to get to … Continue reading “Active School Travel. Move more, move better.”

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”

Upcoming Open House for Catholic High School Regional Arts Program

Option for specialist programs in vocal & instrumental music, dance, drama, visual arts, and digital media St. Elizabeth Catholic High School will be holding its annual Open House for its Regional Arts Program on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 7 p.m. the YCDSB Theatre for the Arts, which is located adjacent to the school at … Continue reading “Upcoming Open House for Catholic High School Regional Arts Program”

Meet your new 2018-19 Junior Student Trustee, Matthew Ho

The York Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that Matthew Ho, a Grade 11 student from St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School in Richmond Hill is the Board’s new Junior Student Trustee for the 2018-19 school year. Matthew strives for the best and participates extensively in his school community. Previously in high … Continue reading “Meet your new 2018-19 Junior Student Trustee, Matthew Ho”

YCDSB prepares to welcome 53,000 students to school in September

High Performer Athlete program, Secondary French Immersion among new programs at York Catholic District School Board this year The York Catholic District School Board is preparing to welcome over 53,000 students to its 101 schools this September. Elementary school students will begin classes on Tuesday, September 4th and high school students will begin classes on … Continue reading “YCDSB prepares to welcome 53,000 students to school in September”