Toronto District School Board

Innovation

The TDSB is a leader in education. We are an ambitious organization and are proud of the accomplishments of our staff, students and school communities. We have been recognized both nationally and internationally for a number of successful programs and initiatives that have enhanced the lives of thousands of students not only in the TDSB, but across the country and around the world.

  • We released the largest youth census in Canada. Close to 90% - or 103,000 - Grade 7-12 students participated in the Census making the size and scope of its findings important to informing how communities support youth inside and outside the classroom
  • We host hundreds international delegates each year from countries including China and Germany to showcase TDSB programs
  • TDSB staff includes some of the leading international experts in education and research
  • We are a leader in environmental education. In 2003, we designed and launched Ontario's first EcoSchools program 
  • Our research report linking nutrition to academic success was the first-of-its-kind in Canada and helped determine the impact of nutrition on student health, behaviour, attendance, attention and achievement
  • We offer a wealth of specialized and diverse choice programs, including two leadership academies, the Oasis Skateboard Factory, arts schools and Africentric programs
  • Our staff have written new curriculum in Africentric education which was approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Our innovative work in Caring and Safe Schools has shaped provincial policy significantly
  • We were the first school board to offer pediatric health clinics inside our schools to help support our students
  • We support nearly 160,000 lifelong learners through our Continuing Education department
  • More than 80% of our students are accepted to university or college
  • In 2009 we established the first Gender-Based Violence Prevention office in Canada
  • We offer more than 75 Parenting and Family Literacy Centres to engage all children, as young as newborns, to have a love of learning
Award for innovative technology
Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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