The Education Act requires school boards to develop multi-year plans that are three years or more in scope.

The WCDSB’s 2022-2025 Multi-Year Strategic Plan is aimed at achieving the Ministry of Education’s goals of increased student achievement and well-being — and equity, inclusion and opportunity for all students – while simultaneously animating the vision of the board, upholding the principles of our Catholic Social Teachings and positioning all students to meet the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.

The last WCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan reached its conclusion in 2022.

In the Spring of 2022, the WCDSB conducted a stakeholder survey to determine what should remain from the previous plan, and what should be the essential elements of the next MYSP.

There was broad consensus that the existing WCDSB Mission, Vision & Beliefs should remain unchanged.

There was also broad consensus that the following key areas of focus were essential to student success and wellbeing:

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for Students and Staff
  • Well-Being for Students and Staff
  • Learning Recovery / Achievement

A further key consideration was to ensure the new plan had clear and obvious links to other critical board plans, including;

Finally, a foundational aspect of the plan is that each Strategic Direction will bring an intentional focus on three specific, yet inter-related audiences:

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Parents / Families / Community

The three Strategic Directions are:

  • Awaken to Belong
  • Ignite to Believe
  • Strengthen to Become

The actions articulated within each of these Strategic Directions will be monitored and evaluated on an annual basis using a variety of data sources and evidence-based indicators.

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 186-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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