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Gifted / Enrichment Opportunities

Activities available to students vary from year to year depending on availability and on student interest. Some examples include:

  • University of Toronto Secondary Gifted Conference

  • Encounters With Canada - Educational youth programs in sports, science and technology, law, arts and culture, journalism. One week course in Ottawa.

  • Model UN Debating (CSUNA) Catholic Students United Nations Assembly

  • The Royal Ontario Museum lab and workshop

  • Live theatre productions and workshops offered by the Canadian Stage Company

  • Queen’s University mini-enrichment week

  • Waterloo Unlimited (3 day program on Reading a Research Paper)

  • Pro-Con Debating

  • Public Speaking Competitions

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

  • Shad Valley- four week summer-enrichment program focus on sciences, technology and entrepreneurship.

  • University of Toronto Da Vinci Engineering Program (DEEP)

  • Outward Bound

Faith Development

Fast Forward is a curriculum delivery model that provides prescriptive school-work transition program pathways for students who are entering College, Apprenticeship, or the workplace. Henry Carr offers two programs:

  • Transportation (Auto) Technology

  • Health Care 

These programs include robust and gradual experiential learning, linking Ontario Curriculum to authentic workplace essential skills and tasks.

Legal Education Advancement Program (LEAP)

The Legal Education Advancement Program (LEAP) was conceived to allow students the unique opportunity to pursue justice education in the high-school setting.

Upon completion of the program, students will have gained awareness for and an insight into the myriad justice issues which we face in society.

LEAP’s goal is to inspire students to pursue higher education in the justice field.

Other Programs Offered

  • Mandatory after-school tutoring

  • ESL courses and supports

  • Vibrant Leadership groups

  • Active chaplaincy team

  • Community outreach

  • Hospital for Sick Children Reading Program

  • Linkage with colleges and universities for mentorship

  • Cooperative education & Apprenticeship [OYAP]

  • Library resource centre

  • An inclusive special education model

  • Numerous extracurricular activities 

Our school community is committed to providing excellence in education that reflects the spiritual, intellectual, cultural, emotional, social, physical and ethical development of its members.