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Catholic Social Justice Committee

Meeting Minutes

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Terms of Reference

The mandate for the Catholic Social Justice Committee is to advise the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) on Policies, Programs and Services, which close the learning opportunity gaps for school communities.

The committee reports to TCDSB Student Achievement, Religious Affairs and Human Resources Committee.


  • TCDSB Nurturing Catholic Community Committee

  • Staff Equity and Inclusive Education Committee

  • Catholic Student Leadership Impact Team (CSLIT)


  1. Support the implementation of evidence based strategies grounded in Catholic Social Teaching that close the learning opportunity gap for school communities.

  2. Create links with external partners to support the mandate and understand the alternative means by which the learning opportunity gap may be closed.

  3. To listen, understand and act upon student voices and community concerns.

  4. Develop and/or promote learning opportunities for school communities through the lens of the social teachings of the Church.

  5. Develop and/or promote professional development opportunities for staff through the lens of the social teachings of the Church.

It is understood that this terms of reference will be reviewed by the Catholic Social Justice Committee at their first meeting. Any recommended substantive changes to the terms of reference will be brought back to the Board for approval.

Composition of the Committee

  • Student Representative and alternate selected by CSLIT

  • Trustee and alternate

  • Parent Representative chosen from parent organization

  • Superintendent of Education

  • School Administrator

  • Archdiocese Representative

  • TCDSB Social Work

  • TCDSB Research