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Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement is the first of its kind in public education in Canada. The Centre of Excellence is dedicated to improving the experiences and outcomes for Black students and aims to be responsive to the voices of Black communities who continue to advocate for systemic change within educational institutions and for dismantling anti-Black racism at the TDSB. 

The creation of the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement was approved by Trustees with the Toronto District School Board in June 2020 and officially launched a year later with a virtual celebration in June 2021. Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute is the official space of the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement and its grand opening was held in-person and virtually in June 2022.

Programs

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement offers a variety of programs, initiatives and engagement opportunities for students and families. Program offerings are designed to fulfill the mandates of the Centre and are in alignment with the TDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan Towards Excellence in the Education of Black Students: Transforming Learning, Achievement and Well-being.

Programs, initiatives and opportunities are focused on honouring Black students’ experiences and strengths and ensuring their needs are met.

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Resources

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement, in partnership with students, families, community, Elders and staff, shares resources that support Black student achievement, well-being and belonging. Additionally, in collaboration with various TDSB departments, and community organizations, the Centre of Excellence will offer resources aimed at dismantling anti-Black racism and supporting students and families.

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Community Engagement and Partnerships

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement recognizes that the process of dismantling anti-Black racism and improving outcomes for Black students requires the ongoing collaboration and support of families, communities and partner organizations. The Centre aims to be responsive to the voices of Black communities who continue to advocate for systemic change within educational institutions through strategic community engagement initiatives and educational partnerships.

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Connect with Us!

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement focuses on improving the academic outcomes and experiences of belonging for Black students. The Centre of Excellence strives to support meaningful engagement and advocacy of caregivers and communities, improve communication about Black student success and provide guidance with system navigation.

Location: 2239 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2P7

Office phone number: (416) 396-2351

Email: cebsa@tdsb.on.ca

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