Toronto District School Board

School Activities Directory

The TDSB has launched a School Activities Directory - an internal, online listing of all pre-qualified and approved vendors for excursions.

When deciding on a class or school trip, staff in the TDSB’s 588 elementary and secondary schools will be able to use the School Activities Directory to access information about vendors who provide excursion venues and services.

The School Activities Directory means that vendors will only have to be vetted once by the TDSB. It will also result in improved payment processing as vendors will be paid via electronic funds transfer.

If you are interested in having your excursion opportunity listed in the TDSB’s School Activities Directory, please complete the online application. Your application will be reviewed by academic staff to determine curriculum relevance. There will also be an operational review of submitted documentation related to insurance, safety standards and contractual requirements.

Once your vendor review is complete and has been approved, your information and applicable forms will be added to the School Activities Directory where teachers and school staff will be able to access this information to plan their excursions.

Excursions will fall under one of the following categories:

  • Camp
  • Museum, Gallery and Cultural Centre
  • Athletics/Outdoor Activities
  • Conservation Centre/Farm/Zoo
  • Theatre
  • Other

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Excursion Vendor?


An excursion vendor is any organization that provides a venue or services for school excursions. 

What is a School Activities Directory?


An internal, online listing of all approved and excursion vendors. The directory is available to all educators working in the TDSB’s 588 schools.

What are the fees?


In order to cover the costs of administering the directory, an annual administration fee may be charged. Additional information regarding the fee structure will be announced shortly.  

What is the process?


The process begins by completing and submitting the online application:

Your application will be reviewed by academic staff to determine curriculum relevance. There will also be an operational review of submitted documentation related to insurance, safety standards and contractual requirements.

Once your vendor review is complete and has been approved, your information and applicable forms will be added to our School Activities Directory where teachers can access this information to plan their excursions.  
Your excursion destination will fall under one of the following categories:
    • Camp
    • Museum, Gallery and Cultural Centre
    • Athletics/Outdoor Activities
    • Conservation Centre/Farm/Zoo
    • Theatre
    • Other

Sample Process Flow Chart

What would my site look like? (image link)

Who can I contact if I have questions or require more information?


You can email schoolactivities@tdsb.on.ca with any additional questions. 

 

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