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York Catholic students and staff honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day

Throughout Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day, staff and students at the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) remembered and honoured our Canadian veterans, and those who continue to serve. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Students and staff honoured our brave Canadian heroes through artwork, displays, … Continue reading “York Catholic students and staff honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day”

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”

St. Robert CHS graduate empowers student voice through the Black Youth Leadership Program, volunteerism and more

When asked what his advice is for younger students, Elijah Gyansa says to “be bold and never let procrastination and fear hinder your potential. Learn to take risks. Learn to get involved. Understand that the worst answer people can give you when you put yourself out there is “no” and those “no’s” are what makes … Continue reading “St. Robert CHS graduate empowers student voice through the Black Youth Leadership Program, volunteerism and more”

St. Maximilian Kolbe alumni drafted 2nd overall in the NHL by the LA Kings

Quinton Byfield, recent graduate from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, was drafted second overall in the National Hockey League (NHL) by the LA Kings. He also made history by becoming “the highest-selected Black player in the NHL.” In an interview with the NHL, Byfield said, “It means a lot to me, it’s something special. … Continue reading “St. Maximilian Kolbe alumni drafted 2nd overall in the NHL by the LA Kings”

YCDSB grandparent, inspired by his faith, donates painting of St. Maximilian Kolbe to namesake school

Raymond Kane is a proud member of the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) community. His granddaughter is currently a Grade 12 student at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS. Motivated by his desire to spread joy to students and staff at the school, Kane painted his depiction of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s patron saint and donated it … Continue reading “YCDSB grandparent, inspired by his faith, donates painting of St. Maximilian Kolbe to namesake school”

York Catholic honours Orange Shirt Day 2020

On September 30, 2020, students and staff from across the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) commemorated Orange Shirt Day to acknowledge the impact of the residential school system, raise awareness and honour Indigenous communities, and promote reconciliation. In recognition of this day, students and staff wore an orange shirt in honour of Phyllis (Jack) … Continue reading “York Catholic honours Orange Shirt Day 2020”

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”