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In January of 1998, following the amalgamation of the City of Toronto, the school boards in each of the former municipalities were united to create a new, larger school board that encompassed the entire “Mega City.” These seven smaller Boards — Board of Education for the City of York, East York Board of Education, North York Board of Education, Scarborough Board of Education, Etobicoke Board of Education and the Toronto Board of Education — were dissolved, creating the Toronto District School Board.

The newly amalgamated school board became the largest in Canada with over 300,000 students across 600 schools under the leadership of 22 trustees. From the beginning, it has been the board’s 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 society.

There have been numerous accomplishments throughout the years, including:

  • School nutrition programs vital to children’s development and learning.
  • Establishing the first-ever Caring & Safe Schools Policy which became a model for the province.
  • Building our own school greening program (EcoSchools), covering not only what is taught, but also how we run our schools and how we design and use our schools’ grounds.
  • Launching the Adult Learning and Continuing Education programs that now have 140,000 life-long learners.
  • Ensuring parents and community members have input through numerous advisory committees.
  • The first Board in Canada to establish a policy on Trustee Ward Forums ensuring accountability to communities.
  • Being a leader in transparency by being the first school board to have an “open-data” policy.
  • Model Schools initiative ensuring that every student succeeds and every family and community has access to the same opportunities and social supports.
  • Partnering with the City of Toronto for more accessible and licensed childcare to be located in schools.
  • Establishing Canada’s first Gender-Based Violence Office (GBVP) in 2009.
  • Providing numerous outdoor education programs to offer students “beyond the classroom” learning experiences that cannot be created inside a classroom.

Today, the Toronto District School Board is still the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. Our 38,000 staff members continue to be dedicated to enriching the lives of the 246,000 students throughout all 583 schools. The TDSB will continue to help build a positive learning environment so students can continue to thrive and achieve success. 

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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