The Toronto Catholic District School Board believes in the critical role that our Catholic schools play in promoting environmental responsibility and in providing leadership and direction for the protection and conservation of the environment.
The TCDSB proudly serves a diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic student population. Through a Christ-centred approach, the TCDSB enables students to reach their full academic potential, while developing spiritually and emotionally. The TCDSB endorses environmental sustainability and provides students with the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to act as responsible stewards of creation. Through partnerships with the City of Toronto, Ontario EcoSchools and various non-profit organizations, the TCDSB can offer students unique opportunities to learn about their ecological footprint, and the ways they can reduce their impact on the Earth.
In order to promote environmentally responsible practices in the workplace, the TCDSB will comply with all environmental legislation and continually demonstrate, by attitude and example, that preservation of the environment and concern for detrimental effects on the environment are integral parts of every function of the Board.
Since 2005 a TCDSB Environmental Working Group has been meeting periodically during the school year to promote a stronger commitment to protecting the environment. The committee members have included: students, teachers, superintendents, parents, and support staff from the following departments (caretaking, communications, facilities, materials management, religious education, student leadership and teaching resources). For further information please see the Environmental Committee