Data Architect

Job Posting Number: Pass 2021-03 (2 Positions required)

 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Data Systems Supervisor, the incumbent will create, design and manage data interfaces and structures using standard Microsoft methodologies SQL/XML/JSON.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create, Design and Build SSRS Services server (On Prem/Azure)
  • Act as a leading technical expert in the field of system interfaces, data mining, design, development and automation as it is applies to educational systems and models
  • Work with IT Team on data projects and initiatives, creating conceptual and logical business models used to generate physical data models and database schema, or modify existing ones
  • Expand the Board’s use of data access through SQL queries/data sets/interfaces
  • Design, configure, manage data interfaces for various systems and vendors
  • Responsible for collaborating on data standards and governance initiatives for data architecture
  • Work with various teams to clarify and refine functional data requirement specifications as it relates to the Board’s multi-year strategic plan
  • Create and maintain interfaces between WCDSB applications
  • Develop datasets and reports for applications and end users
  • Work with vendors to import and export data from various databases
  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to data systems
  • Create filters and queries for the Board’s new student management information system (SMS)
  • Manage SQL in on-prem systems
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

The incumbent will have the following experience and skillsets:

  • 3 year College or University diploma/degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering system analysis and/or database administration
  • 5 years experience performing similar functions
  • Schema design, data mapping and conversion, and data load with SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS
  • Creating complex SSIS packages using SSIS 2017/2016/2012
  • Installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting SQL Server
  • Extraction and migration of Data from heterogeneous data sources like flat files, CSV, Excel, MS Access, Oracle, XML & SQL Server using SSIS
  • Experience working with Azure SQL Services, ODS V1/V2, Datalink, data warehousing
  • Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013 to current, Power Pivot, Power Builder
  • C, SQL, PL/SQL, T: SQL, JAVA, Batch scripting, R, Python
  • OLAP tools: SSRS, SSAS, MDX, Power BI
  • PowerShell/CMD scripting and batch programming
  • Text editors for scripting code (e.g. SQLCMD, PowerShell, XML)
    SQL Server Integration Services and Analysis Services.
  • Source code management tools .e.g. Visual Source Safe (VSS) by Microsoft
  • Microsoft Access (DBMS desktop development tool)
  • Reporting Services and Reporting Services with SharePoint Implementation
  • Creating medium to large-scale enterprise logical data models using normalization techniques
  • Relational Database Design, Data Vault Modeling Design, Multi-Dimensional (Star -Schema) Design, Data Repository Design
  • MySQL DBMS
  • SQL Server 2012-19 SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, Transact SQL (T-SQL) or equivalent SQL Server Management -Studio Visual Basic 2012-19
  • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills

 

Salary Level or Salary Range Starting At $72,100 – 84,825. Reflecting Level 6 of the PASS Salary Grid pursuant to the PASS Terms of Employment (subject to review)

Hours of Work: 35 hours/52 weeks/year

Location(s): Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St. E., Kitchener

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca

Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:

 

Applications will be accepted 4:00 p.m. on March 2, 2021.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

 

February 24th, 2021|

Administrative Assistant Supply List

Posting #C-2021-08

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this responsibility. To meet the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested applicants to apply to this posting for consideration for our Administrative Assistant Supply List (onboarding will occur on April 6, 2021).

 

The following are examples of Administrative Assistant positions available at our Board:

  • Administrative Assistant – Elementary or Secondary
  • Administrative Assistant – Lead Elementary or Secondary
  • Administrative Assistant – Attendance, Guidance (Secondary)
  • Administrative Assistant – Program & Student Services (Board Office)
  • Administrative Assistant – Continuing Education (St. Louis Adult Learning Centres)
  • Administrative Assistant – Maintenance & Facility Services

 

General Description of Duties for Daily Supply Admin Assistants:

  • Reception duties, i.e. receiving/directing students and visitors, answering phones, recording and distributing messages, liaison for student transportation as necessary, responding to inquiries, sort, deliver incoming courier mail, arrange courier pick-ups and delivery.
  • Manage and complete the Student attendance in accordance with Safe Schools Act (training provided).
  • Compile, maintain and file records and spreadsheets as directed.
  • Compose, process and complete as directed all correspondence including letters, emails, reports, etc.
  • Enter and verify daily staff absenteeism when required.
  • Operate, maintain and monitor general office equipment such as photocopier, printers etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Two (2) year college diploma in a related field in either Business Administration or Office Administration and two year’s related secretarial/administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in an office environment with frequent interruptions, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in Word, Excel, Outlook and web based software.

 

Hourly Rate:  $23.69 – $26.46 per hour (dependent upon position)

 Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on March 5, 2021.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Application Submission:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.comFor ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience, to perform the duties of this job.  Include your Diplomas/Certificates in your application.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Detailed information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/.

Internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca.

Include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Screening Record Check.  For further information, refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

February 24th, 2021|

Important Information Regarding Asymptomatic Testing of Students and Staff

ENHANCED COVID-19 TESTING PROTOCOLS

Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing of School Staff at Pharmacies

>> As part of an enhanced testing strategy to support in-person learning in Ontario, Region of Waterloo Public Health has worked with the Province on the expansion of asymptomatic testing at pharmacies to include school staff. Interested school staff will need to make an appointment at participating pharmacies and provide the name of their school/work location.

>> Interested school staff will need to make an appointment at participating pharmacies and provide the name of the school/work location. Testing is voluntary.

Targeted Asymptomatic Testing of Students and Staff

>> As of February 22, 2021, school boards must provide asymptomatic targeted testing in at least 5% of the elementary and secondary schools within their jurisdiction, each week. In WCDSB, this means 2 schools per week, until all schools have had the opportunity to participate in testing.

>> School locations are being selected in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health. Participation in testing is completely voluntary.

>> School Boards have been asked to prioritize schools in areas of high transmission, previous or continuing high case numbers, and schools where access to current testing programs may be challenging. Dates, times, and locations are still being determined.

>> The initial WCDSB schools identified are:

  • Resurrection CSS / St. John CES / St. Dominic CES
  • Mary’s H.S. / Blessed Sacrament CES
  • Our Lady of Grace CES / St. Bernadette CES / St. Daniel CES
  • Doyle CSS / Holy Spirit CES
  • Gregory CES / St. Vincent de Paul CES
February 23rd, 2021|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — February, 2021

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2021 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Early Years Report

In February 2020, the Board of Trustees was apprised of ongoing progress in implementing two renewed policies and programs in Ontario which form the core of Kindergarten: The Kindergarten Program 2016 and Growing Success: The Kindergarten Addendum 2016.

This year’s report provides further details regarding the ongoing implementation of the Kindergarten program, and the shifts that have occurred during the global pandemic to ensure the well-being of educators, students, and families and the integrity of the pedagogies within the Kindergarten program.

The report provided an overview of activities in the following key areas:

  • Getting Ready for School Re-opening in September
  • Early Literacy Skills and Development
  • Early Mathematical Skills and Development
  • The Communication of Learning (COL)
  • Community Partnerships

Next Steps toward 2021-22:

  • Partnership with local libraries across Waterloo Region to support Reading for Joy at Home, by getting more families connected to their libraries and more hard copies of books to kids on topics that interest them. This partnership includes: Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo Public Library, Kitchener Public Library, Idea Exchange and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.
  • Build timely supports for administrators in using The Kindergarten Program 2016 as a professional learning tool to support deep learning in our Kindergarten programs Continue to develop accessible opportunities to build system understanding of learning through play and the significance of belonging and contributing to all classroom environments
  • Continue to support educators with intentional and collaborative planning practices using assessment data, program expectations, and student interests
  • Continue to support educators with pedagogical documentation practices
  • Continue to share Balanced Literacy Assessment strategies to support the development of phonological awareness and early reading development
  • Continue to align The Kindergarten Program with the new Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, 1-8.

The report is available beginning on page 10 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Annual Report – Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR)on STSWR

Each year, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR), provides an annual report to the Board of Trustees.

Key highlights from this year’s report include:

  • Significant monetary savings resulting from not delivering services after March Break. These savings were re-invested into PPE and other equipment in preparation for the 2020-21 school year
  • Transition to a new provider for GPS services
  • Deferral of activities and training associated with active school travel (Sidewalk Smarts, Walk in Their Shoes, Bike to School)
  • Supported activities for families out walking during COVID19 school closure
  • Seat belt pilot
  • Customer service infrastructure investment and expansion of text-notification program for late buses
  • Bus driver pool was limited, but did not result in service disruption with thanks to bus operators
  • Planning for 2020-21 – multiple scenarios due to COVID19 and fluid direction from government

The report is available beginning on page 15 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Huron Brigadoon Boundary Review Timelines

On January 25, 2021, the Board of Trustees received a report entitled Huron Brigadoon Boundary Review – Initial Staff Report and Initiation of Review, which included a proposed timeline for the boundary review. The Board of Trustees approved the initiation of the boundary review and directed staff to return to the February 8, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting with alternative timelines for the execution of the review.

Board staff presented timeline options which would see the review extend from either March to June 2021 or April to December 2021 – with the board opting for the March to June, 2021 timeline.

The new school is anticipated to open in September 2022.

The report is available beginning on page 32 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Parent Engagement Update

Ontario’s parent engagement policy recognizes many different forms of parent engagement, and that each is an important contributor to student and school success. Within the policy, parent engagement includes:

  • Providing a positive learning environment at home, actively working with children to support what they are learning in school, and making learning an important part of the day
  • Having productive conversations with teachers so that there is clear communication between the school and the home
  • Becoming involved in school activities and volunteering to help with school events, trips, and other activities
  • Participating in School Councils at the school level and Parent Involvement Committees at the board level to provide perspective.

The WCDSB has continually focused on supporting the partnership between home and school to meet the various forms of parent engagement as presented in the Ontario Parent Engagement Policy by promoting and supporting:

  • Celebration of our Catholic School Advisory Council Chairpersons through our WCDSB annual commissioning ceremony
  • Parent Reaching Out Grants
  • Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Support to Schools and Catholic School Advisory Councils

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee has been very deliberate in creating strategies to support a stronger presence in the WCDSB. A formal communication strategy has been developed and shared with all CPIC members, and structures for maintaining an open dialogue for CPIC members via a Microsoft Teams Group have also been established.

A list of the various upcoming events planned to support parent engagement in our WCDSB community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being will be provided as they are confirmed.

The report is available beginning on page 38 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Special Education – Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

The Ministry of Education has been allocating funds for the hiring of professionals and processes to support to use of Multi-Disciplinary Teams in school boards across the Province. As a result of new funding in 2018, the WCDSB Special Education Department was able to hire several staff to enhance the Family of Schools (FOS) Collaborative team model currently in place, which also includes other members of the Student Services Department. For example, the newly developed position of an Educational Assistant Liaison Officer has been a significant support. This role involves providing professional development to support staff as well as working closely with Health & Safety to review each incident form submitted. By reviewing each incident report, we can look for trends, make recommendations or provide additional training to support staff and students to prevent future incidents. This is relevant to the Multi Year Strategic Plan (MYSP), as decreasing the number of reports of violent incidents is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) under the strategic direction of nurturing the well-being of all students and staff.

All Student Services disciplines and members of our collaborative teams utilize evidenced-based frameworks (e.g., Logic Models) to plan and monitor their collective efficacy to improve outcomes for the students they serve. All disciplines have a common theme of providing direct services to students and/or staff, providing recommendations for accommodations with the goal of improving outcomes for student learning. Team members gather information through observing, assessing, and discussing the exceptionalities of the learner through the lens of their various disciplines. Members of the FOS Collaborative team come together to assist students through a multidisciplinary approach, which means that they consider a holistic view of the student. Following their direct service, this multidisciplinary approach is used to collectively identify the learning needs of each student and provide recommendations for accommodations that are consistent with the profile of the learner and through the lens of all disciplines.

The report is available beginning on page 35 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Grade 7-12 School Program Review Draft Recommendations

In September 2020, management initiated a review to establish program recommendations related to the opening of WCDSB’s new 7-12 school in East Kitchener. The first phase of the review is now complete. The report presented on February 22 provided the Board of Trustees with key considerations resulting from this phase and provided next steps for phase two of the 7- 12 Program Review process.

Within the Grade 7-12 Catholic School, programming will be offered in a manner that is consistent with the Board’s existing elementary (grades 7 and 8) and secondary (grades 9 to 12) schools. The elementary students will take the same subjects as other grade 7 and 8 students, using similar learning blocks and breaks during the instructional day.

For the secondary school students, credit accumulation and courses will be delivered in a manner consistent with other Catholic secondary schools. What will be unique to a Grade 7-12 school program is the sharing of some larger and specialized spaces that a traditional JK-8 elementary school facility would not have. Specialized spaces would include a larger gymnasium, a library/learning commons, chapel, cafeteria, and classrooms set up for science, art, and instrumental music.

The report is very detailed, and begins on page 40 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

South East Cambridge Joint Use Feasibility Study

A joint school and community centre development has been proposed in south east Cambridge since the late 1990s. In 2007, the City of Cambridge acquired 32.5 acres of land in an area of future residential development east of Dundas Street South. The property was envisioned to accommodate a community centre, public library branch, and two elementary schools.

In June 2020, the City of Cambridge, Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize their commitment to proceed with a Feasibility Study and future agreements to facilitate the development of the site and cost sharing of expenses related to that development. The MOU also established a terms of reference and timeline for the Feasibility Study, and parties to participate on a Steering Committee on behalf of the parties.

WCDSB Building Program

The Ministry of Education capital priorities grant approved in 2020 identified a $8,652,378 construction program premised on provincial standards for 354 pupil places and 42,645 sq. ft. Based on the Ministry templates and board preferences, the building program includes:

  • 354 students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • 3 Kindergartens, 11 Classrooms, Art, Science, Special Education
  • Gymnasium, Library/Learning Commons
  • General Office, Staff, Custodial and support spaces
  • Outdoor amenities, such as asphalt play area
  • Space for up to 6 portables

The report – including the Feasibility Study – is available beginning on page 56 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

COVID-19 Update

With the return to face-to-face learning, there have been some additional safety enhancements that have been put into place in our Operational Guidelines. The changes have included mandatory masking in grades 1 – 3, so that now an exemption form is required if a child does not want to wear a mask in those grades. Locally we are still asking for masks in kindergarten. Masks are also now required outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Further – confirmation of daily screening is required by all staff and by our secondary students. This is an enhancement from the previous honour system. Now a firm confirmation is required. A staff system has been set up to facilitate this and students have a variety of ways they can confirm their screening, with a poster being available in every room should they arrive not having completed their screening.

Further, in terms of COVID-19 testing, the province is moving toward pop-up community sites for symptomatic individuals and we are helping to publicize these sites through school-based communication in the communities where the pop-up sites are located. As well – asymptomatic testing is now available for staff at local pharmacies.

Finally, 2 schools each week — representing approximately 5% of our schools or 2% of our student population — will be identified for targeted asymptomatic testing. Schools will be selected in collaboration with Public Health. Testing will be completed primarily by contracted companies and will be in both the PCR and antigen format.

As reported in January, at the conclusion of the secondary school survey – which was administered January 4th to 6th, we had 259 students who wanted to make the switch to virtual and 84 who wanted to make the switch back to face to face, with a net change/gain of 175 students to St Isidore.

The elementary school survey assessing families’ desire to transition was open Feb 16-18th – and the transition will be effective March 8th.

A total of 262 students will be moving from conventional learning to virtual learning and 290 students shifting back to conventional learning. This may necessitate some class reorganization, but we are hoping that it will be minimized.

The report is available beginning on page 208 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Board Chair’s Update

Each month, the Chair of the Board reports on the activities of the Board of Trustees. Chair Melanie Van Alphen’s report for January 2021 is available on page 214 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Trustees Update

Student Trustees Abby Barbosa and Kate Morrison presented their monthly update – covering activities in WCDSB’s secondary schools. It is available beginning on page 211 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, March 8, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, March 22, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary, and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 185-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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February 23rd, 2021|

2021-2022 Budget Survey

We would like your input for the 2021-2022 budget.

The purpose of this brief budget survey is to gain feedback from stakeholders with respect to Board priorities. While we cannot accommodate all requests, we do want to know what is important to stakeholders which will help guide our decisions. The ThoughtExchange will be open until March 26th.

  1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?
  1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?
February 22nd, 2021|

Weather Impacted Learning Day, All Buses Cancelled, All Schools Closed

February 22, 2021

Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Board are cancelled. All schools are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day. Students should visit their virtual classrooms for resources.

February 22nd, 2021|

Nominations Still Open: Distinguished Graduate, Community Partner & Chair’s Awards

Nominations are still open for the annual WCDSB “Distinguished Graduate Award”“Community Partner Award” and “Chair’s Award”. Information about the awards (including the Distinguished Graduate Award nomination form) is available HERE. There are no nomination forms for the Community Partner and Chair’s Awards.

If you wish to make a nomination in any of the categories, please submit your rationale in writing along with any supporting documentation you feel appropriate, to Alice Figueiredo by Monday, March 31, 2021. Hard copy or emailed nominations are equally acceptable. Alice can be reached via email at alice.figueiredo@wcdsb.ca.

Distinguished Graduate Award

The Distinguished Graduate Award was established in 2005 under the Board’s “Celebration of Excellence” policy. It is presented annually to a graduate of 10 or more years from Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools who has provided an outstanding example of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations in action. The award is presented at the graduation exercises of the recipient’s Secondary School or another appropriate public venue.

Recipients

  • 2020 – Michael Dopp
  • 2019 – Richard Hepditch, Chief, Waterloo Fire Rescue
  • 2018 – Paul Heinbecker, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 2017 – Most Reverend Bishop Daniel Meihm, Bishop of Peterborough
  • 2016 – Michael Schmitt, Former WCDSB teacher, Principal, Superintendent & Director of Education
  • 2015 – Douglas Letson, C.M., Former President & Vice-Chancellor, St. Jerome’s University
  • 2014 – Katherine Bergman, President & Vice-Chancellor, St. Jerome’s University
  • 2013 – Mary Jo Fedy, Managing Partner, KPMG — Waterloo
  • 2012 – Toby Collins, C.R., Vocation Director for the Congregation of the Resurrection
  • 2011 – Teacher / missionary Sister Barbara Paleczny, SSND
  • 2010 – David Eby, Executive Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association – and current Attorney General of British Columbia
  • 2009 – Paul Voisin, C.R., Vicar General of the Diocese of Hamilton (Bermuda)
  • 2008 – Former Ontario cabinet minister – and current Wilfrid Laurier University Professor —John Milloy
  • 2007 – Lisa LaFlamme, Anchor – CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme
  • 2006 – University of Waterloo professor Brian Orend
  • 2005 – Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick J. Flynn

Community Partner Award

The Community Partner Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made to Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools by a community partner or agency serving the students, staff and greater community of Waterloo Region.

Recipients

  • 2020 – Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate
  • 2019 – Langs Community Health & Wellness Centre
  • 2018 – St. Vincent de Paul Store (Cambridge)
  • 2017 – Settlement and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region
  • 2016 – Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • 2015 – Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
  • 2014 – Strong Start Charitable Organization
  • 2013 – Barrday Inc.
  • 2012 – Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region
  • 2011 – Nutrition for Learning
  • 2010 – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
  • 2009 – Rex Barger
  • 2008 – Reid’s Heritage Homes
  • 2007 – Congregation of the Resurrection in Waterloo Region
  • 2006 – Region of Waterloo Public Health
  • 2005 – Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation
  • 2004 – St. Jerome’s University
  • 2003 – Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • 2002 – Catholic Family Counselling
  • 2001 – Waterloo Region Catholic Community Foundation

Chair’s Award

The Chair’s Award is presented to a person (or group of people) in the school system who has contributed significantly to Catholic Education. It is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made in serving the students, staff and greater community of Waterloo Region and/or to the betterment of Catholic Education in Ontario in general.

Recipients

  • 2020 – Paul Cox
  • 2019 – Mary Jo O’Brien
  • 2018 – Tom Denomme
  • 2017 – Glenda Leusink
  • 2016 – Nancy Sabo
  • 2015 – Joni Grundy
  • 2014 – Marianna Worth
  • 2013 – Michelle Flood and Mary Stevens
  • 2012 – Bruce Cameron
  • 2011 – Gai Brown
  • 2010 – Theresa Horan
  • 2009 – Jeannie McCarroll
  • 2008 – Angela Davis
  • 2007 – Thomas Forestell, Mervyn J. Villemaire, Charles Van Alphen
  • 2006 – Deb Zettel-Schmitt
  • 2005 – Allan Hoch, Jennifer Rodrigues, Louise Ervin
  • 2004 – Gary Leduc
  • 2003 – Pat Brannigan, Michael Schmitt
  • 2002 – School Sisters of Notre Dame / Sisters of St. Joseph
  • 2001 – Dave Schnarr, Bill Brazeau, Pat Cannon, Warren Grafton, Horst Schweinbenz
  • 2000 – Fr. Fred Scinto, C.R.
  • 1999 – Ann O’Donnell-Beckwith
  • 1998 – Bob Anderson
February 19th, 2021|

Upcoming “Virtual” Board Meeting – Monday, February 22, 2021

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, February 22, 2021. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be streamed live on Youtube:

WATCH HERE

Agenda

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 185-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

February 19th, 2021|

Secondary School Credit Teachers – Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre

Posting Number: AC-2021-043

Applications for the above teaching position at St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are invited from all qualified and interested applicants. The Personal Support Worker Teacher(s) will be responsible to the Principal of St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres to supervise students during placements in long term care facilities and supply teach in class

Course Codes: TPJ 3CC, TPJ 3C, TPJ 4C, and TOJ 4C

General Description of Duties:

  • Identifying students’ individual learning needs and using a variety of instructional strategies
  • Evaluating the progress of students and discussing results with students
  • Creating reports of students’ performance and challenges, with recommendations for improvement
  • Facilitating Co-op component of Personal Support Worker course, including clinical supervision off campus
  • Delivering in-class component of Personal Support Worker credit courses
  • Working as part of a team to guide and further develop the PSW program
  • Participating in staff meetings

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse holding current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and also
  • Hold a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification (If no candidates with an OCT apply, other RN candidates will be considered)
  • 3 years’ experience in Nursing
  • Preference given to those with experience in Long Term Care (LTC) and/or Community Nursing
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle

Salary Level

  • OCT Certified rate $44.89 per hour plus Stat and Vacation Pay
  • Uncertified rate $39.80 per hour, plus Stat and Vacation Pay

Hours of Work: Mar 2021 – July 15, 2021  potential Day & Evening assignments  – Varies – Up to 37.5 hours per week Assignments may continue in following years

Location:        Main Campus – 80 Young St, Kitchener or 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge in-class and in LTC facilities or On-line

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be accepted until: March 1, 2021

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

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Revised Huron Brigadoon Boundary Review Meeting Dates

The postponement of March Break until April has made necessary an adjustment to previously planned Huron Brigadoon Boundary Review meeting dates.

The new list of dates is provided below.

For further information please visit the Huron Brigadoon web page or email HuronBrigadoon@wcdsb.ca

Boundary Review Committee Meetings

  • March 4, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • April 28, 2021

 Public Meetings

  • March 18, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
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