C.W. Jefferys principal recognized for excellence by TDSB

Dr. Monday Gala
By Admin 18.05.2016

By RON FANFAIR It’s no accident that C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute is ranked among one of the most improved high schools in the Greater Toronto Area since Dr. Monday Gala started as principal four years ago. Through the introduction of …

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Students advised to remain steadfast in pursuit of goals

Trust 15 founder Marcia Brown (right) and Joshua Newby.
By Admin 20.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR High school student Joshua Newby had never met Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s chief of staff Anthony Hylton prior to last Saturday night. However, while doing some research a few months ago, he stumbled upon Hylton’s biography and was …

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Educator named among Canada’s best

Alison Gaymes San Vicente
By Admin 03.02.2016

Having a teacher believe in a student could be transformational for that student. For Alison Gaymes San Vicente, the turning point was in Grade Eight. “I was in a class that was known as the ‘dumb class’ because you just …

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TDSB failing students

By Admin 09.12.2015

It’s not just that the staff culture within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has its problems. After all, every work environment could benefit from some improvement. It’s that the culture and the decisions being made would significantly affect the …

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Organization will honour memory of Omotayo Morrison

Barrington Morrison and his wife Dr. Modupe Olaogun
By Admin 02.12.2015

The family of a university student who died in an accident in St. Lucia last year has turned the tragedy into hope and opportunity. Omotayo Morrison was pursuing medical studies at Spartan Health Sciences University in Vieux Fort when he …

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TDSB trustee candidate Kwesi Johnson seeks to effect change

Kwesi Johnson
By Admin 02.12.2015

Scarborough-Rouge River has been Kwesi Johnson’s stomping ground for many years. “That’s where I grew up, attended three levels of educational institutions, worked on youth issues and worshipped,” he says. It’s also the ward he’s attempting to represent as a …

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Declining enrolment of Africentric School causes concern

Jackie Spence
By Admin 25.11.2015

Declining enrolment and test scores are major causes of concern for supporters and some parents whose children are enrolled in Canada’s first Africentric Alternative School. At a press conference last week to unveil a study of the school’s progress from …

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Canadian and Jamaican educators exchange ideas at forum

Ceceile Minott
By Admin 07.10.2015

Canadian and Jamaican educators shared basic school ideas that support a successful launch for kindergarten students at a community forum recently at Firgrove Public School in the city’s west end. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) collaborated with several agencies …

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Allies turned rivals vie for highly-contested federal seat

By Tom Godfrey 02.09.2015

By TOM GODFREY The downtown riding of Spadina-Fort York is buzzing these days with volunteers and politicians going from door to door seeking votes. The riding, that was only created three years ago, is home to many Chinese and other …

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Youth in Policing Initiative grads lauded

Mary Anne Chambers with YIPI graduates Zubair Abdelur and Travis Williams
By Admin 26.08.2015

Bullied in her first month in high school and on the verge of succumbing to peer pressure, Bibi Hakim joined the Trust 15 community youth initiative started by Toronto District School Board educational assistant, Marcia Brown.

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