Toronto District School Board
Skip to main content
Toronto District School Board
Icon - Find Your School  Find Your School|New to Canada|Policies|Media
About Us|Staff|Employment|Leadership|Contact Us
Close Window X

Google Translate Limitations Disclaimer

The electronic translation service on the Toronto District School Board website is hosted by Google Translate, a third party service. The TDSB does not guarantee or warrant the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any translated information.

The quality of the translation will vary in some of the languages offered by Google. Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 100 languages, but does not capture all languages or dialects.

The basic translation goal is to capture the general intention of the original English material. Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you or may affect any decisions you make.

The Toronto District School Board is committed to equity and community engagement, and by providing this tool, we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English.

Google Translate Frequently Asked Questions


Hearing from our diverse community is a critical part of this equity work in the TDSB. It’s important that we hear from people’s varied perspectives, their ideas and thoughts, their backgrounds and experiences because in this way, we better understand the fabric of our community. Here, we share stories from our community. Interested in sharing yours? Reach out



David and Mary Thomson CI

Don’t judge me by my appearance. I’m a young, Black African man with African ancestors running through my veins. And I wear my hair in dreads for religious purposes. I’m a kid that believes in myself.



Terrance Saunders

Grade 8 Teacher, Lawrence Heights Middle School

I remember placing a statement from Brazilian author Jorge Amado in my classroom, to remind me of what I had to do each day: “There is no vacation in the school of life” (Amado, Tent of Miracles).



Cherilyn Scobie

Centrally Assigned Principal

Although I loved my job, community, and the students and staff that I was blessed to serve, I wondered if I was doing enough. I admit that I wanted to throw in the towel but feared the repercussions. But suddenly, there was a shift.



Jeewan Chanicka

Superintendent of Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression

My journey to education was not a direct one. It was, in fact, a guidance counsellor – Manuela Filoso – who saw me working with students at Humber Summit MS and encouraged me to go to the Faculty of Education. So did several friends, so I went. Each day, I would think about what my role and purpose was – I wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives.



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.
© 2014 Toronto District School Board  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy   |  CASL