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Awards Night

Awards Night is the traditional celebration held by the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to launch Catholic Education Week. It is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our alumni, students, staff and friends of Catholic education.

2023 Awards Nominations are now Open!

We encourage TCDSB community members submit nominations to celebrate the accomplishments of your alumni, students, staff and friends of Catholic education.

Completed nominations should be sent to the attention of the Communications Department via email at commdept@tcdsb.org.

  • Alumni Award: Presented to alumni of a TCDSB school, who are still active in the Catholic community and who have distinguished themselves in their career or accomplishments.

  • Ashif Jaffer Award for Excellence in Special Education: Recognizing a TCDSB teacher, education assistant, peer tutor/helper or volunteer who has demonstrated excellence in the support of Special Education.

  • Award of Merit: Recognizing outstanding contributions to TCDSB and to Catholic education.

  • Sister Evanne Hunter Young Women in Leadership Award: Given annually to two exceptional female students in their graduating year (one grade 8 student and one grade 12 student) in recognition of their leadership qualities and involvement in social justice efforts in their school and community. Visit our Scholarships and Awards page for more information on the award, how to nominate, and eligibility criteria.


  • Friends of Catholic Education Award: Acknowledges significant contributions to Catholic education made by members of the general public and/or organizations who have accomplished extraordinary service to Catholic Education but who may not be catholic.

2022 TCDSB Award Recipients