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 2019-20 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 first 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 2019-20 school year was defined by the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic which 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 changing landscape and, while our root goals and mission did not change, the impact on how we worked to achieve these goals was significant.
Thanks to the Board of Trustees for providing staff with the direction and support to be a leading centre for Catholic education in this province. Thanks, also, to our faculty and staff at all levels, our unions and associations, our parish and diocesan partners, 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: