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Toronto Catholic District School Board

TCDSB Stop the Stigma Student Mental 
Health and Wellness Symposium

The TCDSB Elementary and Secondary Stop the Stigma Mental Health and Well-Being Student Symposiums are filled with speakers and workshops to inspire and motivate students to build their 2019/20 Stop the Stigma campaign. Students will participate in events on December 2nd or 3rd or 4th. 

As a way to align with our Pastoral plan for the year, the theme for our symposium is: We Believe in Stop the Stigma!
Use the hashtag #TCDSBStopTheStigma and tag @TCDSB with any STS related posts on social media.

Check out photo highlights below from this year's event.

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Registration information:

Elementary  Symposium

  • Date - Monday, December 2nd & 3rd, 2019
  • Time - 9:30 am - 2:00 pm - We are starting in the Ballroom; Breakfast will be made available at 8:30 am; Lunch will be provided!
  • Location - Montecassino Hotel & Event Centre, 3710 Chesswood Avenue, Toronto

Secondary Symposium

  • Date - Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
  • Time - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - We are starting in the Ballroom; Breakfast will be made available at 8:30 am; Lunch will be provided!
  • Location - Montescassino Hotel & Event Centre, 3710 Chesswood Avenue, Toronto

We invite you to send a team of 5, including:

  • 4 motivated, leadership-oriented students
  • 1 teacher


The agenda for the day is as follows:

9:00 - 9:30 am   ​Registration & Light Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 am ​Welcome and Prayer 
​9:45 - 10:30 am ​Keynote Address 
10:35 – 11:15 am Workshop Session 1​
11:20 - 12:00 pm ​ Workshop Session 2​
12:05 - 12:35 pm​ ​Lunch
​12:40 - 1:20 pm Workshop Session 3​
1:25 - 1:45 pm ​Concluding Remarks

The event has grown over the years with even more schools on board, so we have divided the invited schools into two groups, by area.

Please note the division of schools by area below:
  • Schools in areas 1, 2 5 and 6 are invited to attend on Monday December 2nd ONLY.
  • Schools in areas 3, 4, 7 and 8 are invited to attend on Tuesday, December 3rd ONLY.
  • Secondary Schools in all areas are invited to attend on Wednesday December 4th ONLY.


Please register your attendance by completing the Google Form below, by the end of Tuesday, November 26th. We need to have firm numbers by this date for catering and event planning purposes. 


Please access the form by using Google Chrome and your TCDSB Google account ( Your personal Gmail or other accounts will not allow you to access this form.


Note - SEMS Code 83 is available only for each teacher with classroom duties.

A registration link was sent by email to invited schools. For further information please contact Gina Vincent (Elementary) - or Claudia Escobar (Secondary) -
Note - Please have only ONE teacher sign up for the day; You will NOT be registering for workshops at this time.  However, in order to build capacity in your schools, your school team members are encouraged to experience as many workshops as possible.
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