Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Catholic District School Board
For French language Catholic schools in Toronto, see Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.
Toronto Catholic District School Board
TCDSB logo.png
Board office location 80 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Board identifier B67059
Number of schools 168 elementary schools
31 high schools
2 arts schools[1]
2011-2012 budget (CAD $ millions) $1,050.0[2]
Number of students 61,016 elementary students
30,625 secondary students[3]
Chair of the Board Ann Andrachuk
Director of Education Ann Perron
Elected Trustees 12

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is the publicly-funded Catholic school board for Toronto, Ontario, Canada, headquartered in North York.[4] It is one of the two English boards of education in the City of Toronto, serving the former municipalities of Scarborough, North York, York, East York, Toronto and Etobicoke. With over 91,000 students, the TCDSB is one of the largest school boards in Canada and second in North America (the other being New York City Department of Education in the United States.)[citation needed]



Prior to 1998, the Metropolitan Separate School Board was the governing body of all publicly-funded Roman Catholic schools in Toronto. In 1998 the board was reorganised, resulting in the separation of English and French language schools, the latter of which are now part of the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud. The resulting board was named the Toronto Catholic District School Board.


The Toronto Catholic District School Board governs 201 schools in the Toronto area: 30 secondary schools, 168 elementary schools, and 3 schools that combine both secondary and elementary grades.[1]


Ward Trustee Ward Name
Ward 1 Peter Jakovcic Etobicoke
Ward 2 Ann Andrachuk Etobicoke
Ward 3 Sal Piccininni North York
Ward 4 Patrizia Bottoni North York
Ward 5 Mario Rizzo North York
Ward 6 Frank D'Amico York
Ward 7 John Del Grande Scarborough/North York
Ward 8 Tobias Enverga Jr. Scarborough
Ward 9 Jo-Ann Davis Toronto
Ward 10 Barbara Poplawski Toronto
Ward 11 Angela Kennedy East York/Toronto
Ward 12 Nancy Crawford Scarborough
Student Trustee Natalie Rizzo

Combined schools

Secondary schools

Elementary schools

  • St. Agatha
  • St. Agnes
  • St. Aidan
  • St. Albert
  • All Saints
  • St. Alphonsus
  • St. Ambrose
  • St. Andrew
  • St. Angela
  • Annunciation
  • St. Anselm
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Antoine
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Barbara
  • St. Barnabas
  • St. Bartholomew
  • St. Bede
  • St. Benedict
  • St. Bernardl
  • Blessed John XXIII
  • Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Blessed Margherita of Cittá di Castello
  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Blessed Trinity
  • St. Bonaventure
  • St. Boniface
  • St. Brendan
  • St. Brigid
  • St. Bruno
  • Canadian Martyrs
  • Cardinal Leger
  • St. Catherine
  • St. Cecilia
  • St. Charles
  • St. Charles Garnier
  • Christ the King
  • St. Clare
  • St. Clement
  • St. Columba
  • St. Conrad
  • Sts. Cosmas and Damian
  • St. Cyrill
  • D'Arcy McGee
  • St. Demetrius
  • St. Denis
  • The Divine Infant
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • St. Dorothy
  • St. Dunstan
  • St. Edmund Campion
  • St. Edward
  • St. Elizabeth
  • St. Elizabeth Seton
  • Epiphany of Our Lord
  • St. Eugene
  • Father Serra
  • St. Fidelis
  • St. Florence
  • St. Francis de Sales
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • St. Gabriel
  • St. Gabriel Lalemant
  • St. Gerald
  • St. Gerard Majella
  • St. Gregory
  • St. Helen
  • St. Henry
  • Holy Angels
  • Holy Child
  • Holy Cross
  • Holy Family
  • Holy Name
  • Holy Redeemer
  • Holy Rosary
  • Holy Spirit
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • St. Isaac Jogues
  • James Culnan
  • St. James
  • St. Jane Frances
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf
  • St. Jerome
  • St. Joachim
  • St. John
  • St. John Bosco
  • St. John the Evangelist
  • St. John Vianney
  • St. Josaphat[5] (Ukr. Catholic)
  • St. Joseph
  • Josyf C. Slipyj[6] (Ukr. Catholic)
  • St. Jude
  • St. Kevin
  • St. Lawrence
  • St. Leo
  • St. Louis
  • St. Luigi
  • St. Luke
  • St. Malachy
  • St. Marcellus
  • St. Margaret
  • St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • St. Maria Goretti
  • St. Mark
  • St. Martha
  • St. Martin de Porres
  • St. Mary
  • St. Mary of the Angels
  • St. Matthew
  • St. Matthias
  • St. Maurice
  • St. Maximilian
  • St. Michael
  • Msgr. J. Corrigan
  • St. Monica
  • Mother Cabrini
  • Nativity of Our Lord
  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Nicholas of Bari
  • St. Norbert
  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Our Lady of Peace
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
  • Our Lady of Victory
  • Our Lady of Wisdom
  • St. Paschal Baylon
  • St. Paul
  • St. Philip Neri
  • St. Pius X
  • Pope Paul VI
  • Precious Blood
  • Prince of Peace
  • St. Raphael
  • St. Raymond
  • Regina Mundi
  • St. Rene Goupil
  • St. Richard
  • St. Rita
  • St. Robert
  • St. Roch
  • St. Rose of Lima
  • Sacred Heart
  • Santa Maria
  • St. Sebastian
  • Senhor Santo Christo
  • St. Simon
  • Stella Maris
  • St. Stephen
  • St. Sylvester
  • St. Teresa
  • St. Theresa Shrine
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Timothy
  • Transfiguration
  • St. Ursula
  • Venerable John Merlini
  • St. Victor
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Wilfrid

School Bus Transportation

The following service providers have been contracted by the school board:[7]


Uniforms are mandatory for students at the secondary level and elementary starting in the Fall 2011.[8] In 2010 some elementary schools starting implementing use of uniforms. [9]


The TCDSB has 12 wards and 12 trustees and 1 student trustee (who is not entitled to vote). The Chair of the Board, the Vice-Chair and the Honourary Treasurer are elected at the inaugural meeting of the Board, and serve for one year. As of December 2010, Ann Andrachuk serves as chair and Jo-Ann Davis serves as vice-chair. Trustees are paid $18,500 a year in salary and can claim up to $18,000 for expenses.


Enrolment of non-Catholics

While Catholic high schools are funded by the provincial crown, making them open to any students who wish to attend, elementary schools do not have to enroll non-Catholic students. Many argue that the practice of fully funding separate schools exclusively for the Catholic faith is discriminatory to other religions (i.e.the United Nations has twice chastised the province for this policy). Supporters of the current Catholic education system point out that it has existed, in some form or another, since Confederation, and that the Constitution Act, 1867, enshrines the right to government-funded religious education to all Catholics. The opposition, however, argues that this is an appeal to tradition and point to other provinces in Canada which amended the constitution to abolish Catholic school funding.

Government funding

Recently, the issue of government funding for religious schools has become a major political issue (see Ontario general election, 2007), with PC Party Leader John Tory supporting an extension of funding to all religious schools, Dalton McGuinty's Liberals and Howard Hampton's NDP supporting the status quo, and Frank de Jong's Greens alone calling for elimination of public funding for all religious schools (including Catholic Schools).

Trustee spending scandal

The board was embroiled in controversy in May 2008 when a report commissioned by the provincial government uncovered spending abuses by certain trustees, including charges for meals, promotional materials, and prohibited benefits.[10][11] Provincial supervisor Norbert Hartmann was appointed to oversee administration of the board as a result.[12]

See also


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