Catholic Education Coalition of Toronto

We are a group of Parents, Ratepayers, Stakeholders and Organizations with a mission to ensure the TCDSB remains unwaveringly Catholic and continues the rich tradition of educating students to their fullest potential.

We want to see strong governance at the TCDSB with actions and decisions that boost public confidence and student achievement.

Purpose of Catholic Schools

"Parents make a clear choice when they decide that their children will attend a Catholic school. They rightly expect that trustees, principals, teachers — all partners in education — will ensure that Catholic teaching is presented, lived and infused in all that we do"  -- Thomas Cardinal Collins

Catholic Schools Protected in Law

"The purpose of granting to Roman Catholics the right to funding for separate schools and the right to elect trustees to manage their own schools was to enable the teachings of the Roman Catholic faith to be transmitted to the children of Roman Catholics while educating them in secular subjects" -- The Ontario Court of Appeal, in Daly v. Ontario (Minister of Education) case 1999 CanLII 3715

TCDSB Approved Parent Charter - First Principle

A parent or guardian of a child who is a student of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (hereinafter, the “Board”), is assured that the Board adheres to the following principles.......

#1. The Board will provide a faith-based publicly funded school with education grounded in Catholic doctrine, traditions and teachings for your child.

What We Are Advocating For

Trustees who will ensure the continued legacy and continuity of the Catholic School system in Toronto. 

We want to have 12 dedicated, faithful & accountable trustees to lead for the next 4 years.

Catholic Identity

Advocate & uphold Catholic teachings and promote the faith

Parents as Partners

Respect & listen to parent voices; supporting true parental engagement

Students First

Support the diverse educational needs of students and ensure they are put first


Hold the Director of Education and school Board staff accountable to the outcomes expected

Municipal Elections: October 24 2022

Official Trustee Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older and hold primary residence in the school board district.

  • Baptized Roman Catholic

Ideal Trustee Qualifications:

  • Strong Catholic foundation and morals.

  • Be aware of educational issues in the province of Ontario.

  • Have time flexibility or availability to dedicate to preparing & attending meetings, keeping up to date with current issues.

  • A good communicator and willing to stand on principle.

  • Will listen and consider input and feedback.

  • Be politically aware and can exercise independent judgement.

  • Is comfortable with technology.

  • Private or public sector skills dealing with people, change and responsibilities.

  • Has multi-cultural perspectives.

Learn More About Being A Catholic School Trustee


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