Garry Tanuan, Chair                                         Markus de Domenico, Vice-Chair

Meeting #:
CEC Boardroom (2nd Floor)
80 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON, M2N 6E8

Recommendations to Student Achievement:

Verbal Discussion regarding Additional Invitations to Membership on the Sub-Committee:

1) That a representative be requested from the Archdiocese of Toronto with expertise in faith and morals, to be added as an advisor to the Catholic Education and Living Our Catholic Values Sub-Committee.

2) That the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) be invited to send a representative as an advisor to the Catholic Education and Living Our Catholic Values Sub-Committee.

Recommendations to Student Achievement:

1) That this Committee bring forward and recommend unusual Items that can affect the perception of Catholic Church Teachings in Our Board.

2) That this Sub-Committee meet on a monthly basis, approximately 10 days before each month’s Student Achievement Meeting, and also on an as needed basis in the event of emergencies, and that cancellation of meetings be at the discretion of the Chair and lead Staff.

3) That when the Catholic Education Sub-committee is formulating or drafting a Policy, that it consult with Nurturing Our Catholic Community.

4) That the following terms of Reference be adopted:

Be it resolved that the Student Achievement, Catholic Education and Human Resources Committee (SAWBCEHR) establish a sub-committee under Section 5.9 of the Board’s Operating By-law 175, to consider matters pertaining to the relevant terms of reference of the SAWBCEHR Committee, such as, but not limited to:

a. The living our Catholic Values Pillar of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan
b. Program alignment with the Catholic Graduate Expectations
c. Building Catholic school communities and strong relationships between school,              home and church
d. Programs and services lead by Nurturing Our Catholic Community
e. The achievement of the aims and objectives of the Board in Catholic Education
f. Deployment of Board resources for Catholic Education
g. Policy development and revision in the area of Catholic Education
h.Enhance Faith Development for all Staff and Students and Trustees
i. Other matters of Catholicity as referred from SAWBCEHR form time to time. And;

Be it further resolved that this sub-committee be comprised of no more than one third of the Board of Trustees and the Chair and Vice-Chair as ex-officio members and that additional committee membership shall include TCDSB staff and stakeholders as determined by the Director and other appropriate individuals as determined by the Board of Trustees from time to time; and

Be it further resolved that this sub-committee report monthly to the SAWBCEHR Committee.

5) That the Catholic Education Sub-Committee review the Religious Education Department Budget prior to the next Sub-Committee meeting to be held March 26, 2019.

6) That Staff provide an update to the Sub-Committee at either the March 26, 2019 Sub-Committee Meeting or the following meeting, on the progress of the Repository.

7) That Trustee Tanuan distribute to the Sub-Committee members and Trustees an outline of the Back to Our Catholic Faith Program.

 Recommendations to the Board of Trustees:

  1. That the Committee’s Terms of Reference be adopted – refer attachment;
  2. That the Chair of the Board meet with two or three interested representatives from each of the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Advisory Groups and also Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) and Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE); and
  3. That the Board of Trustees approve the following motion:

WHEREAS the planned changes to the Ontario Autism Program may not adequately meet the needs of students with autism and will put additional pressures on the limited school board resources; and

WHERAS the Board has received no information about the number of students to expect making it problematic to prepare for any increases in enrolment; and

 THEREFORE be it resolved:

 THAT the Chair of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) issue a statement about the Government’s announcement:

 1. Requesting that the Minister of Education and the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services reconsider the planned changes to the Ontario Autism Program with respect to the impact that these changes will have on the ability of school Boards to meet the needs of autistic children; and

 2. Requesting that the Ministers meet with TCDSB and Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees Association (OCSTA) representatives to discuss the needs of school Boards with respect to providing services to students with autism.