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TCDSB Policy Register 

Advocacy A.06

Date Approved:
Policy Review Cycle:
Dates of Amendment:
2012 - Board
November 2015
Cross Reference:
This Policy affirms and promotes the need for advocacy with all our stakeholders in a fiscally responsible way.
Scope and Responsibility:
The policy extends to all facets related to the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the appropriate use of funds while advocating on behalf of the TCDSB.  All who advocate for the TCDSB are responsible to adhere to the policy.
Alignment with MYSP:
Strengthening Public Confidence
Excellence in Governance
Financial Impact:
There would be a yearly commitment to professional and communal membership dues.
Legal Impact:
There may be liability that is associated with the inappropriate use of TCDSB funds.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board recognizes the necessity of ongoing and effective communications among the TCDSB, education partners and the Ontario government to advance the position of the TCDSB in regards to educational issues.
1.         The TCDSB may pay membership dues and fees to organizations which support the tenets of Roman Catholicism and other educational organizations.
2.         No elected official or employee shall use TCDSB funds to attend events for specific political parties.
Not of significance in this policy.
Evaluation and Metrics:
An audit of fees paid demonstrate that only groups who support the Catholic faith have received monies for membership and that elected officials have abided by the regulation above.
Appendix A   [provision of link to PDF document listing the organizations supported by the TCDSB]
Appendix A  
Review Cycle: November 2015