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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Catholic Schools—
A Long and Proud History of Service to the Community
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is anviolin solo.jpg (88035 bytes) inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We educate students to grow in grace and  knowledge and to lead lives of faith, hope and charity.  At Toronto Catholic we transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action. 

We have a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community. Catholic Social Teachings and the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations are foundational to our exemplary approach to teaching and learning in the 21st century.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario. We serve more than 93,000 students in our 201 Catholic schools, and represent close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.
Catholic schools in Ontario have been educating students in mind, body and spirit in Ontario since before the birth of the province. For nearly 170 years, they have provided educational excellence, in a school culture imbued with the Gospel values of Jesus Christ. Catholic education has been the foundation for millions of students to develop their full spiritual, academic, physical and social potential.
Ontario’s Catholic education system produces high levels of student achievement as evidenced by the most recent results from EQAO testing. Further, graduates are taught the virtues and values of the Catholic faith including community, responsibility, accountability, collaboration, caring and family, making them not just good students, but good citizens.
While our schools adhere to Ministry of Education requirements, we do so from a Catholic perspective. The curriculum is enhanced by Gospel values. Teachers are professionally trained and committed to serving in Catholic schools. At the heart of Catholic education is the person of Jesus. Faith development is integral to every part of Catholic education, as students are called to respect the dignity of all human persons in a caring community.
TCDSB also prides itself on the strong partnership that exists among the home, the school and the parish. Through participation in the community and involvement with the parish, students are guided by the Gospel values, principles and standards that reach into every facet of school life.

Administrative Offices:
Toronto Catholic District School Board
80 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, ON M2N 6E8
416-222-8282; Fax: 416-229-5345

Mission Statement
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ, that educates students to grow in grace and knowledge and to lead lives of faith, hope and charity.

Click here to see the full version of our Mission Statement

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Toronto Catholic District School Board:

A community of faith 
anchored in hope 
with heart & charity
Faith, Hope and Charity
The official symbol of the Toronto Catholic district School Board combines the cross, the anchor, and the heart representing the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.  It is based on the cross and anchor symbol used by the early Christians in the catacombs, the added heart representing humanity.
The symbol was designed by the internationally-recognized design artist, Mr. Allan Fleming.

Students (pupil count):
Elementary - 60,285
Secondary - 29,940
Total - 92,034
Teachers - 5,997
Support/Academic Staff - 2,806
Principals/Vice-Principals - 356
Administration - 202
Elementary - 167
Secondary - 30
Combined (elementary and secondary) - 3 (Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, St. Michael's Choir and Francis Libermann Catholic High School)
Total - 200
Catholic School Supporters: approximately 475,000
Estimated Budget:  $1.2 billion for 2015-20165

Board Meetings: are held at 80 Sheppard Avenue East .
Community use of schools: school facilities are available to community groups for use after regular school hours. For information, call 416-222-8282, ext. 4370, or log onto the online permit system at

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board is governed by 12 Elected Trustees who serve for a four-year term. Each year one secondary school student is selected to serve on the Board as a student trustee. The policies of the Board are administered by the Director of Education and his designates.

A list of administrative departments is provided on this site, complete with department overviews, contact names and telephone numbers.

The complete TCDSB Policy Register is also available on this site.

Trustees of the Board

Visit our Trustees section for more information.

Office of The Director of Education
Name Phone Number
Director of Education 416-222-8282, ext. 2296
Associate Director, Academic Services 416-222-8282, ext. 2641
Associate Director, Planning and Facilities Angelo Sangiorgio 416-222-8282, ext. 2349
Communications John Yan 416-222-8282 ext. 5331
Corporate Services Paul Matthews 416-222-8282, ext. 2274
Board Recording Secretary Lalita Fernandes
416-222-8282, ext. 2293

System Superintendents
Area of Responsibility
Name Phone Number
​21st Century Learning, IT, E-Learning Leadership Strategy Lori DiMarco ​416-222-8282, ext. 2294
​Adult Education Dr. Jim Saraco ​416-222-8282, ext. 5371
Comptroller, Business Services Paul DeCock 416-222-8282, ext. 2337
Curriculum & Accountability, Staff Development, International Languages Dan Koenig 416-222-8282, ext. 2490
​Early Years, Special Education Cristina Fernandes ​416-222-8282, ext. 2486
Facilities Services Maia Puccetti 416-222-8282, ext. 2341
​Full Day Kindergarten, Child Care Kevin Malcolm ​416-222-8282, ext. 2263
​Governance, Policy, FOI & Archives and Records Paul Matthews ​416-222-8282, ext. 2274
Human Resources Rory McGuckin 416-222-8282, ext. 2304
​Nurturing Our Catholic Community Geoffrey Grant 416-222-8282, ext. 2263
Parent Engagement and Community Relations John Shain 416-222-8282, ext. 2267
Safe Schools, Msgr Fraser, Continuing Education, International Education Vincent Burzotta 416-222-8282, ext. 2374
Student Success/Equity and Inclusive Education, First Nations Strategy Nick D'Avella 416-222-8282, ext. 5370

School Superintendents

Name Phone Number
Area 1 Adrian Della Morra 416-222-8282, ext. 2732
Area 2 Doug Yack 416-222-8282, ext. 2732
Area 3 Gina Iuliano Marrello 416-222-8282, ext. 2267
Area 4 John Shain 416-222-8282, ext. 2267
Area 5 Dr. Jim Saraco 416-222-8282, ext. 5371
Area 6 416-222-8282, ext. 5371
Area 7 Kevin Malcolm 416-222-8282, ext. 2263
Area 8 Geoffrey Grant 416-222-8282, ext. 2263