The interim Canada Dental Benefit is intended to help lower dental costs for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. Parents and guardians can apply if the child receiving dental care is under 12 years old and does not have access to a private dental insurance plan.
The first benefit period is for children under 12 years old as of December 1, 2022 who receive dental care between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
An easy to use, safe and convenient way for parents and guardians to pay for their children’s school fees, including agendas, yearbooks and class trips.
The one time top up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low income renters with the cost of renting. You may be eligible for a tax free one time payment of $500 if your income and the amount that you pay on rent qualify. Apply here.
Curriculum, Resources and Parent Guides
Digital versions of the Ontario curriculum in all subjects and grades
Apply for direct Catch Up Payments to get $200 to $250 to help pay for student learning supports to help fill gaps that may have emerged because of COVID-19, Click here to apply.
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What do the Community Support Workers (CSWs) do?
CSW's develop, engage and participate in local and system-wide parent/caregiver and community development initiatives that close achievement and opportunity gaps.
The 24 Community Support Workers (CSW) are assigned to 150 Model Schools.
We support school and system initiatives by:
Building/enhancing relationships and establishing ongoing communication with Principals to help in channeling engagement in ways that support and add value to student achievement, through their School Improvement Plan (SIP) and enhancing school’s parent/caregiver engagement effort
Proactively outreaching and engaging parents/caregivers to facilitate parent leadership, advocacy and ambassador opportunities
Collaborating with departments and external partners to provide content-based and research-based sessions and opportunities for parents/caregivers and staff
Engaging in strategic community based partnerships to identity and to establish service and programs that support parents/caregivers and students in literacy, numeracy and poverty reduction
Providing excellent customer service experience for parents/caregivers, schools, and community members to foster a collaborative learning environment
What is a Model School?
A Model School is one of over 150 inner city schools as determined by the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) Learning Opportunities Index (LOI).
The Model Schools for Inner Cities program is fundamentally rooted in a strength-based approach, aimed at increasing access, opportunities and achievement for all students. When students, teachers, families and communities work collaboratively to create positive change, student achievement, well-being, and engagement are increased. See the 10 Year Anniversary Report.