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Website

http://dcdsb.ca/

Number of Schools

51

Communities Served

Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge


The Durham Catholic District School Board is a vibrant school district situated in the Greater Toronto Area, and spanning the Cities of Oshawa and Pickering, Towns of Ajax and Whitby, and Townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge. Home to 38 Elementary Schools, 7 Secondary Schools, and 6 Alternative and Continuing Education Sites; we serve 14,611 elementary and 7,749 secondary school students.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed director of education, the board engaged in a comprehensive system and community level review in order to develop Discovery 2020. The Discovery 2020 strategic planning process was developed to help shape the vision of the Board for the next five years, and was built to align with the goals outlined in the Ministry of Education’s plan, Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario, as well as the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations. Following a year of comprehensive consultation, analysis, and review, working groups representing a cross-section of stakeholders, established 10 integrated themes to support what students require to be successful in the 21st century. Within each theme, there are three identified priorities and three broad goals. Through this planning process, more detailed plans with strategic actions, timelines and indicators of success have been developed. A new mission, vision and value statement for the Board has also emerged to help invigorate this new strategic direction.

Areas of Focus

  1. A Broadly Shared Mission, Vision and Goals Founded on Ambitious Images of the Educated Person.
  2. A Comprehensive Approach to Leadership Development.

Case Study

A Broadly Shared Mission, Vision and Goals Founded on the Aspirational Images of the Educated Person

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A Broadly Shared Mission, Vision and Goals Founded on Ambitious Images of the Educated Person

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