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Parent Engagement

Model Schools for Inner Cities offers an array of workshops, training, resources and information for parents and caregivers. Community Support Workers (CSW) work within the program to connect, link and liaison parents and caregivers with schools and services. Learn more about Community Support Workers and initiatives for parents and caregivers within the Model Schools program.

Parent Academy

Parents are important partners in education and the Academy is designed by parents for parents to provide support to the school community. Parents and schools both want to help our students succeed and by working together, we can be a powerful force for positive change. By being a part of your local Parent Academy, you can help determine which programs are best for your school community. 

To get involved or to see a list of the upcoming Parent Academy sessions, visit the Parent Academy website.

The Inner City Advisory Committee

The Inner City Advisory Committee advises the TDSB on matters concerning learning opportunities for students in inner city communities and on Board policies and programs addressing the socio-economic circumstances of students and families across the system, including the  Model Schools for Inner Cities program . The membership is comprised of community resource persons, parents, educators, designated TDSB staff and trustees appointed by the Board.  The ICAC is co-chaired by TDSB Trustees and a Community Co-chair, Ms Ingrid Palmer, elected in 2014.

EearlyON Centres


EarlyON Centres are free, school-based programs for parents and caregivers with children from infants to age six. These fun, play-based programs are designed to support your child’s early learning and development and are aligned with the Kindergarten program. They offer a safe, nurturing and stimulating program where children can play and parents can connect with other parents in the community. Find an EarlyON Centre location near you.