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Thursday, February 09, 2017
HCDSB Secondary Students to Compete in New Athletic League

​​Beginning September, 2017, Halton Catholic secondary school sports teams will compete in a new athletic league. The Board has established the Halton Catholic Athletic Association (HCAA), a self-governing body that will oversee the extra-curricular (interschool) athletic programs, independent of the Halton Secondary School Athletic Association (HSSAA).

The HCAA will be comprised of each of the nine (9) secondary schools within the Halton Catholic District School Board. HCDSB interschool sports teams will continue to compete with HDSB interschool sports teams at the regional level. These changes will take effect for the 2017-2018 school year.

Quick Facts:

  • 3000+ student athletes across HCDSB schools compete in interschool sports teams each school year.
  • HCDSB has 167+ interschool sports teams each school year.
  • Catholic and public school boards in Niagara, Waterloo, and Hamilton compete in separate athletic associations.


“This decision has come about in response to the continued growth of the Board’s secondary schools, which now supports the viability of independent athletic programs.”
~ Anna Prkacin, Superintendent of Education

“We are grateful for the many positive relationships we have formed and the strong collaboration we have experienced over the past four decades, in partnership with the HSSAA.”
~ Diane Rabenda, Chair of the Board

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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 33,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 46 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.

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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159

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