The Partnership Development Department pursues partnerships to support Board-wide initiatives and projects that are consistent with TCDSB vision and mission, policies and procedures and Catholic gospel values. The Department manages partnership programs and is the point of contact for external organizations that want to present partnership opportunities to the TCDSB.
The TCDSB realizes the community can play a very distinct role in the development of children; and is interested in building school-business relationships based on sound principles and values that can contribute significantly to the quality of its students’ education. The focus of the Board falls on relationship-building and social responsibility.
TCDSB partnerships exist within, and across, many sectors and include individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, post-secondary institutions, governments and community organizations.
Community Planning and Partnerships
The Board is committed to providing the best educational opportunities and enhancing the learning environment in its schools for the elementary and secondary school-age population of the City of Toronto. Community partnerships benefit the Board, students and community while having the potential to reduce facility operating costs and maximize the efficient utilization of Board assets.
The Ministry of Education developed the Community Planning and Partnerships (CPP) Guideline
to encourage school boards to reach out to community organizations to share planning information with community organizations on a regular basis. The sharing of information may lead to:
- Facility partnerships involving unused space on all existing school sites or in existing facilities,
- Facility partnerships in capital projects such as construction of new schools, additions and significant renovations.
Boards are encouraged to ensure that additional efforts are made to share this information with community organizations prior to commencing a Pupil Accommodation Review.
Criteria for Selection
Criteria for the selection of potential facility partners must align with the mission and vision of the Board and shall:
- respect the values of the Board and the Catholic faith, expressions and symbols;
- support the health and safety of students and staff;
- support the student achievement strategy of the Board;
- be compatible with the host facility and the Board;
- not interfere with the day-to-day operations and activities of the host facility and the Board;
- not be a competing education service provider;
- at a minimum, be based on full cost-recovery to the Board;
- provide financial statements showing financial viability of its organization;
- agree to operate in accordance with Board policies;
- enter into a lease, license, or joint-use/partnership agreement with the Board;
- agree to all staff working on Board premises being subject to a criminal background check;
- if it is the City of Toronto, provide population projections, growth plans, community needs, land-use and green space/park requirements.
Programs, services and organizations that support TCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021 have a priority among external requests for space.
Non-Operating School Properties with Rooms for Potential Partnerships
Operating Schools with Potential Surplus Space
For information or questions regarding applying for space under the Community Planning and Partnership policy, please contact Stace Coray
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 416-222-8282 extension 2400
If you would like to add your organization's name to our notification list, please contact us.
Ryerson University Faculty of Community Services Early Childhood Studies Student Placement Application
All Ryerson University Faculty of Community Services Early Childhood Studies students requesting placements in TCDSB schools; are requested to complete and submit an application.
TCDSB Protocol for Partnerships with External Agencies for Provision of Services by Regulated Health Professionals, Regulated Social Service Professionals and Paraprofessionals
Partnerships with an external mental health or social service agency, professional or paraprofessional are recognized as mutually beneficial and supportive arrangements. The intent of these partnerships is to enhance or expand opportunities for student success by collaborating with agencies, professionals and paraprofessionals who share values, objectives, resources and responsibilities to achieve desired learning outcomes
Requests by External Organizations to Use TCDSB Resources to Deliver Marketing Material to TCDSB Schools
All external individuals or organizations requesting TCDSB to use its resources to deliver their marketing materials, presentations, information, etc. to TCDSB schools, students or staff, or requesting similar information from TCDSB, are requested to complete and submit an application.