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About Us

Learn more about our mission, vision and programs.

Mission

The Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education & Community Relations Department supports and provides resources to schools and communities to enhance equitable and inclusive learning environments that foster Catholic Gospel values.

Vision

The Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education & Community Relations Department enriches student achievement and well-being, as well as parent engagement, through school and community outreach.

Supports and Resources

  • Interpreter and translation services.

  • Settlement and new​comer services.

  • Student Nutrition Programs.

  • Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Equity and Inclusive Education Programs based on culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy.

  • Indigenous education.

  • Parent and student forums, symposiums and conferences.

  • Referral services​ to community agencies, organizations, community partnerships, and various TCDSB departments.

  • Promotion of TCDSB to the larger community.

  • Professional learning opportunities on equity.

  • Community advisory committees.

  • Student engagement through partnerships with the community at large.

  • Visiting educational delegations.

School-based concerns around issues of discrimination, including racism, diversity, and inclusion may be raised directly with the school Principal or Superintendent, or alternatively with the Board’s Human Rights and Equity Advisor​.