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Writers in Residence

We are thrilled to be able to connect TDSB students with Canadian authors through the Writers in Residence program. The program brings Canadian writers into schools across the TDSB to work with students of all ages in nurturing a life-long joy of reading and writing as they celebrate the power of “sharing our stories”.

Connecting directly with students at school and through system-wide literacy initiatives, the authors inspire creativity, deep thinking and provide insights into the creative process that promotes a strong foundation in literacy development. 

Watch for announcements of reading and writing events with our Writers in Residence throughout the school year and become eligible for an author visit to your school through student and staff book review submissions to Just Read It. 

Meet the Writers in Residence for 2016-17

Lucky October winners of Writers in Residence visits:
Crescent Town Elementary School:
Hélène Boudreau 
Sir Alexander MacKenzie Senior Public School: Virginia Barter
Vradenberg Junior Public School: Liam O’Donnell
North Albion Collegiate Institute: Jael Richardson

Lucky November winners of Writers in Residence visits:
Don Mills MS
: Jael Richardson 
Gulf Stream PS: Liam O’Donnell
HJ Alexander: Hélène Boudreau
Shirley Street: Virginia Barter

Lucky December winners of Writers in Residence visits:
Churchill Heights PS: Liam O’Donnell
Cordella JPS: Helene Boudreau
Northview Heights: Jael Richardson
First Nations School of Toronto: Virginia Barter

Lucky January winners of Writers in Residence visits:
Cassandra PS: Hélène Boudreau
Jack Miner Senior PS: Virginia Barter
Birch Cliff Heights PS: Liam O’Donnell
Central Technical School: Jael Richardson

Lucky February winners of Writers in Residence visits:
Martingrove CI: Jael Richardson
Seventh Street: Hélène Boudreau
Gateway: Liam O’Donnell
Hillcrest: Virginia Barter

Lucky March winners of Writers in Residence visits:
Jackman Avenue JPE: Virginia Barter
Etobicoke School of the Arts: Jael Richardson
Driftwood PS: Hélène Boudreau
Hillmount PS: Liam O’Donnell

Lucky April/May winners of Writers in Residence visits:
North Preparatory JPS: Virginia Barter
Blaydon PS: Hélène Boudreau
George B Little PS: Liam O’Donnell
Banting & Best PS: Hélène Boudreau
Galloway Road PS: Jael Richardson
Lord Dufferin JSPS: Jael Richardson
Mountview & Keele Street: Virginia Barter
Joyce Public School: Liam O’Donnell

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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