Nominations Are Open for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards

York Catholic DSB alumni do amazing things around the world every day. From science to sports to business to religious life to community building, there is no limit to what our alumni can do.

Last year’s Distinguished Alumni winners were:

  • Andre De Grasse – Olympic Medalist/ Philanthropist/ Author: Father Michael McGivney CA  (Markham)
  • Cassondra Fonseca – Electrical Engineer/ Founder, Camp Engies: St. Augustine CHS  (Markham)
  • Dr. Kieran Moore – Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario: St.Robert CES (Thornhill)
  • Cheryl Perera – Founder, President OneChild Foundation:  St. Robert CHS  (Thornhill)
  • John Van Teunenbroek – Grocer/Community Leader:  Sacred Heart CHS  (Newmarket)

To celebrate our amazing York Catholic graduates, every year our school board asks the community for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Awards. This is a special way to celebrate York Catholic alumni who have done remarkable things.  

If you know someone who should be recognized as Distinguished Alumni of York Catholic DSB, please nominate them here by January 8, 2023.

Distinguished Alumni Awards winners:

  • Have made a significant contribution to their field, industry and/or community, and are an inspiration to others (and have worked in their field for at least two years)
  • Reflect one or more of the Catholic Graduate Expectations
  • Demonstrate creative and critical thinking skills and integrate Catholic values into their daily lives, as a socially responsible global citizen
  • Graduated from a York Catholic secondary school or spent the majority of their formative years in a York Catholic school

Please be sure to nominate the special York Catholic alumnus in your life