The following is part of a 90th Anniversary series that features Catholic trustees from across Ontario sharing insight on the experience of Catholic education at their boards.
1. What singular experience as a trustee at your CDSB can you share that can serve to illustrate the positive impact of Catholic schools in the community?
The Superior North Catholic District School Board is taking significant steps to educate and engage our students in Indigenous Education and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action.
This past May, our Board held its 4th annual Indigenous Education Professional Development Day for all our staff. Our Board offers Native as a Second Language to our students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Our Indigenous Education Lead works closely with our Native Language teachers to infuse the language and culture into their classrooms.
2. What current Good News story about students/Catholic schools at your CDSB would you like to share?
The Superior North Catholic School Board Office Expansion, which is attached to the St. Martin Catholic School in Terrace Bay, began in the spring of 2019 and is now complete.
Due to the required changes set out by the Accessibility Act, businesses and public sector organizations must be accessible to all and modernization is required for compliance and safety.
Upon completion of the expansion, our office is now fully accessible to all members of the North Shore Communities. We analyzed our requirements for the office and selected the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solution to meet the needs of our organization.
Chair, Judy Wawia
Superior North Catholic DSB