Our Community

Our Community 

The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 37,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.​​​​​

At the Halton Catholic District School Board, we believe that the foundation of Catholic education is strengthened by the cooperative relationship between home, school, and parish. As part of the Diocese of Hamilton, our parishes and our schools work in partnership with parents, as the primary educators of their children. Catholic schools complement the educational and faith development that begins at home.
The Board's Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education is a community that is dedicated to the pursuit of success and life-long learning. If you're looking to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma, upgrade your skills or looking for a career change, Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education has something that will interest you.

In this section you will find links and information regarding the Board’s community partners, including the Our Kids Network, the Best Start initiative, child care centres and before and/or after school care programs located within our schools and the Halton Information Providers database. This section also contains links to many of our partners in the community, including:
Our schools are an integral part of the community. Community Use of Schools is an initiative that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups. Facilities are often available for the use of community groups through community facility rentals.
The Halton Catholic District School Board welcomes volunteers to help support our students. All volunteers are required to provide an original Criminal Record Check, including a “Vulnerable Sector Screening” that is satisfactory to the Board prior to the commencement of any volunteer duties. Each school principal oversees their own volunteers, so please connect with them directly.
Input from all stakeholders and ratepayers is vital in helping us make our school board the best it can be. Members of our community can take an active role in the decision-making process by attending Board meetings, staying connected with Trustees and participating in participating in surveys.
We welcome your feedback. If you have a question or information you’d like us to add to this section, please send us your comments.

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