After community consultation and planning​ in 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a multi-year plan.

Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021​ ​provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape HCDSB as a school board – who we are, what we do, and why we do it.


Why Strategic Planning?

The Student Achievement and School Board Governance Act, requires school boards to develop and monitor multi-year plans that achieve the following 3 goals:

1. Promoting student achievement and well-being;
2. Ensuring effective stewardship of the board’s resources; and
3. Delivering effective and appropriate education programs to students.

The Strategic Plan establishes the broad priorities that guide our system year to year. ​


Our Current Plan

Our current multi-year plan, Focus On Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 identifies specific outcome measures in four broad areas of focus – AchievingBelievingBelonging, as well as our Foundational Elements.


Monitoring Our Strategic Plan

Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system to work towards the goals established in our strategic plan. 

2016-2017 School Year

  • Director’s Report to Trustees – Year 1 of Implementation
  • Full Board Report

2017-2018 School Year

2018-2019 School Year

2019-2020 School Year


Director’s Annual Reports​

In accordance with Section 283.1 of the Education Act, each year the Director of Education reports on the Board’s progress towards the strategic goals set in the previous year. 

The Director’s Annual Report highlights just a few examples of the initiatives undertaken during the previous school year. For a more comprehensive list of the action steps and initiatives, see Director’s Report to Trustees, under Monitoring Our Strategic Plan ​(above).

2016-2017 School Year

2017-2018 School Year

2018-2019 School Year

2019-2020 School Year