Toronto Catholic District School Board

Profile: Studio 15

Studio 15 is an arts-based camp, mainly run by the sibling team of Jessica and Johnny Dotson, with all decisions overseen by the organization’s executive director, Darrin Lindsay. The camp handles kids ages 10-15, and divides them into 3 age categories. Following the quick success of Studio 15, the administration decided […]

Special Event: Camp Olympia, Day 2

Saturday, June 1st marked the second day of the Focus On Youth Leadership training at  Camp Olympia. The day began with breakfast in the Dining Hall, followed by Workshop #2. The workshops include Coaching led by Justin, Carm, Andrew and Matthew, with students from Francis Liberman and Neil McNeil.  The […]

Special Event: Camp Olympia, Day 1

Before we send our staff to work, we send them to be trained at Camp Olympia. At Olympia, they focus on skill building, teamwork, and communication, all of which are essential in being successful in the Focus on Youth program. Student leaders from schools across the board, such as Archbishop Romero, […]

Special Event: Don Bosco Carousel

The TCDSB’s Focus On Youth program implemented a  new hiring processes this year called the “Carousel,” a more interactive approach to hiring students. This process included giving the students various tasks to demonstrate their skills while being on the job. This process allowed teachers to see the students in action before […]

Special Event: Jean Vanier: Carousel

The student leaders of the Toronto Catholic District School Board attended an information carousel night at Jean Vanier Secondary School. The session consisted of tests to judge the actions of the potential leaders. The activities were designed to make the leaders more comfortable, and to act as a teaching aide. They […]

Profile: WoodGreen Community Services

WoodGreen Community Services is based in east Toronto, and provides support and assistance to all ages. The organization started as a volunteer-based during the Great Depression, and they are now celebrating their 75th year, still helping to build a better community. WoodGreen Community Services runs programs ranging from childcare to senior assistance. […]

Profile: Tropicana Community Services

The Tropicana Community Services is a Toronto-based organization providing youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage, and others in need with options and direction towards a positive life. It was founded in 1980 as a non-profit organization to serve those in disadvantaged youth and families. Today, they are a […]

Profile: United Youth Against Drugs

United Youth Against Drugs is an organization created to serve local youth and less fortunate children, and protect against negative influences. They started off as a tutoring and day camp in 2006. Their objective is to help keep kids in school and off the streets by providing school programs, tutoring, […]