Mission: Disciples of Christ, nurturing mind, body an soul to the fullness of life.
Vision: Changing the world through Catholic education.
Strategic Goals: Believe, Excel, Respect, Thrive and Trust
"It is my pleasure to present the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s 2020-2021 Director’s Annual Report. This report outlines the goals of the Board of Trustees’ Multi-Year Strategic Plan and how we, as a system, strived to meet the goals of that plan. This past year was the second year of implementation of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan which was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2019. This plan, around which much of this report is focused, essentially directs all we do as a Catholic school board.
The 2020-2021 school year was defined by the continuation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which again resulted in unprecedented upheaval, not just within our schools and school system, but in every aspect of our lives. Throughout the year, we continued to adjust and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic. While our core goals and mission did not change, the impact of COVID-19 on our ability to achieve these goals was significant.
Despite the challenges we faced, our successes of the past year do not belong with any one group or individual. They reflect the hard work and commitment of our trustees, administrators, teachers, support staff, our senior management team and Executive Council. They also reflect the commitment of parents and guardians in sending their children to our Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools and that of ratepayers, who often do not have children in our schools, yet continue to support our Catholic schools as schools of choice.
Thanks to the Board of Trustees for providing staff with the direction and support to enable the DPCDSB to be a Catholic education leader in this province. Thanks, also, to our faculty and staff at all levels, our unions and associations, our parish and diocesan partners, the Ministry of Education, our public health partners, students, and families.
May God continue to bless us and all those we serve.
Marianne Mazzorato, Ed.D.
Director of Education
Our commitment to this work continues with the support of the senior management team and the Board of Trustees.
Fundamental to Catholic education is the Church's Catholic Social Teaching. Solidarity is one of the foundational principles of that teaching. We all have a duty to stand in solidarity with the Black community. We are inextricably linked in our humanity, and when one member of our community suffers, we all suffer.
Following are some tips for students and parents/guardians, as well as links to resources and supports that are available both online and in the community. We share these with you to assist families and to support students.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) is committed to addressing anti-Black racism in education. DPCDSB is in the process of developing a Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC working title) to advise and support DPCDSB as we work collectively to address anti-Black racism and fulfill our vocational call as Catholics by ensuring that all are welcomed, included and valued.
Preventing influenza, or "the flu," requires a joint effort on the part of students, parents/guardians and staff. The flu virus can spread easily when someone who has the flu coughs or sneezes, especially in a school setting. Prevention is key to success. The following information is provided to assist in creating a greater awareness about flu prevention so we can work together to help maintain healthy school environments: