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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Advisory Committee for Portuguese Speaking Communities

Trustee Representatives:

Frank D’Amico


Rory McGuckin 
Peter Aguiar      
Ericka Aguilera   


Community Members

Cidalia Pereira                                                   
David Pereira            
Alexandra Da Silva                                   
Edie Cade                                                           
Gila Raposo                 
Rose Silva
Victor Severino
Cidalia Pereira - Counsellor, Abrigo Centre
David Pereira, MA, PhD Student, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | U of T 
Edie Cade, R.N.,School Liaison Nurse, School and Youth Health Promotion Team, Toronto Public Health
Alexandra da Silva, President, University of Toronto Portuguese Association



Terms of Reference   

The Portuguese Advisory Council shall have the responsibility for advising the Board of Trustees and staff of the Toronto Catholic District School Board on matters pertaining to the following:
  1. The continuity of the plan and recommendations accepted by the Board at its meeting of May 22, 2012;
  2. The consultation with and the engagement of the larger Portuguese community in regards to student achievement;
  3. The assessment of the effectiveness of steps taken to improve the academic success of students of Portuguese-speaking background;
  4. The recommendations for programs, services and advocacy;
  5. The identification and allocation of funds for the implementation of identified strategies and programs;
  6. The sharing of best practices across the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

All Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Committee Room 2nd floor at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto ON M2N 6E8 unless otherwise listed.