Below are links to general resources for parents, including TCDSB programming and supports. For a list of resources available to students, including student scholarships and funds, please go to the Student Resources page.
New Canadians – Welcome! For those new to our country and for whom English is a second language (ESL) the TCDSB provides English language instruction and settlement support services in many locations throughout the city during days, evenings and on weekends.
- Parent Tip Sheets – math, reading, writing, homework – in 15 Languages
- Curriculum Documents: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/
- Family Literacy: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/
- A guide to promoting reading success http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6014
- Get Ready to Read: http://www.getreadytoread.org/
- Centre for Family Literacy: http://famlit.ca/
- Literacy & Numeracy Tip Sheets for parents: http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/parents/tips/num-index.htm
- NRich Maths: http://nrich.maths.org/public/index.php
- Supporting Children’s Learning at home: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/primary_support/
- Canadian Parents for French: http://cpfont.on.ca/
- Home Time: Activities to Support Kindergarten Children at Home
- Transition Guide for Parents: Your child’s future, secondary school and beyond
- Adult Education and Settlement Support Services
Safety Supports for your Child
- Canadian Centre for Child Protection – resources for parents and schools to help children learn skills to protect their safety and minimize their risk of being victimized online or in the real world
- Bullyproofing your School – Supports for Students
- Stop Cyberbullying
- Media Awareness Network – Tips for Parents
- Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Mobile Safety
Let’s Talk About Bullying: Interactive choose your own adventure about bullying at school. You can choose your character (bully, victim or bystander) and set up the scenario to see what happens and how to deal.
LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution: Quick tips for those being bullied, or bullying others.
Bullying.org: After bullying led to tragedy in Taber, Alberta, this website was created by young people to help find solutions and help with bullying issues. Contributions come from around the world and are kid-friendly.
Youth Action Network: Includes online resources, links, forums, and postings about events.
Heathy Kids- Inside, Outside: From Scotland, a series of links that promote anti-bullying behaviour.
DoSomething.org: Kid created projects and activities to raise awareness and promote safe schools.
- Tips to Get your Children Active – Age 5 to 11
- Tips to Get Young People Active – Age 12 to 17
- Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines – Children, Youth, Adults, Elderly
- Parents for Children’s Mental Health
- Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Region
- The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
TCDSB Links – Admissions, Supports
- Parent Portal Access – TCDSB website
- Accessibility Plan
- Admissions & Registration
- Assessment & Testing
- Child Care Options
- Parent Involvement
- Parent Policies
- Safe Schools
- Student Health
- Student Transportation
- Teaching & Curriculum
NOTE: the ‘Catholic Resources‘ page has a fuller list of available Catholic resources
- Institute for Catholic Education – Ontario Catholic Curriculum
- Fully Alive on-line Family Resource – Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario
- Youth Catechism of the Catholic church – YOUCAT
- Stations of the Cross – Children and their Families walk with Jesus
- Teaching Children to Pray the Rosary