TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah
The 2021 Annual Indigenous Education Report was presented at the May 2022 Program and Services Committee Meeting. In March 2014, the Ministry of Education provided an updated Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework Implementation Plan for school boards. In November 2017, the Ministry informed school boards they had to create plans to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada: Calls to Action.
The TDSB’s Indigenous Education strategy focuses on supporting student achievement and well-being by centering Indigenous perspectives, providing “wholistic” supports for Indigenous students and families.
Implementation of the Board’s Indigenous Education strategy is overseen by the staff at the TDSB Urban Indigenous Education Centre (UIEC). UIEC staff develop and deliver programs and services to students, staff and communities across the Board, covering the Seven Canopies of Indigenous Education: Student Well-Being and Voice; Professional Learning; Community Engagement; Programming, Curriculum Development and Implementation; Research, Development and Innovation; Partnerships; and Reconciliation, Relationships and Governance
For information please refer to tdsb.on.ca/Community/Indigenous-Education
Barrier-free Employment Centre
The Scarborough Centre for Employment Accessibility provides free resources to all job seekers, including people with disabilities. Visit AccessibleErc.com.
Becoming a Hairstylist Through TDSB
The TDSB Community Services’ Studio500 Hairstylist program offers an extremely accessible pathway to become a licensed hairstylist in Ontario. For more information, visit tdsb.on.ca/Adult-Learners/Employment-Services/Hairstyling
When children are riding their bicycles, parents and caregivers can take these steps to protect them:
1.Make sure children wear the correct helmet properly. Ontario’s bike helmet law requires everyone under age 18 to wear an approved bike helmet when riding a bicycle.
2. Keep children away from traffic when they use wheeled sports equipment. Make sure they ride in a safe place.
3. Teach children how to steer, brake and ride in a straight line; wear the right safety gear; and do a safety check every time they ride a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, use in-line skates or wear shoes with wheels.
4. Be within arm’s reach when your children are learning to ride any wheeled equipment.
5. Tell children that you are happy when you see them riding safely.
TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan
Looking forward to this year’s in-person graduations
As we near the completion of another school year, we have much to be grateful for, not the least of which is this year’s in-person graduations! I look forward to sharing this momentous and memorable occasion with you. A big Thank You to the principals, teachers, parents, guardians, school councils and many volunteers for dedicating your time, talent and treasure to ensure our graduates receive the celebration they deserve.
TCDSB Awards Night
Awards Night honours the accomplishments of our alumni, students, staff and friends of Catholic education. For the full story see: tcdsb.org/Board/awards night
Randell Adjei |St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy, Class of 2009
Randell Adjei shares publicly that he discovered his gift and love for poetry thanks to the support and inspiration from one of his Grade 8 teachers who introduced him to writing as a means for self-expression to deal with challenges he was facing. This inspired his path as a published writer and he became Ontario’s first Poet Laureate.
Philippine Parliamentary Internship
Young professionals of Philippine descent are invited to engage in a summer internship program on Parliament Hill and/or learn as well as contribute to a local Member of Parliament or Senator’s office. See: tcdsb.org Filipino Heritage Month
Youngest Reggae Nominee at Junos
Toronto artist and student at Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School, Kairo McLean, made history at the Juno Awards this year. At 13, he became the youngest person to be nominated for Reggae recording of the year. For full story see: globalnews.ca/video/8831615/13-year-old-toronto-artist
Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for Summer School. The 2022 summer courses for in-person, remote and e-Class learning begin Mon., July 4 and end Wed., July 27. tcdsb.org/ProgramsServices/ContinuingEducation
Contact: Trustee Garry Tanuan 416-512-3408 or Ida Serpe 416-222-8282 ext. 2659