STUDENT AGENDA & HANDBOOK
2009 – 2010
75 WATLINE AVENUE, #101
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4Z 3E5
ARCHBISHOP ROMERO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: .....…………………………………M. MAZZORATO
DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC EDUCATION CENTRE SCHOOL
THIS BOOK BELONGS TO:
CITY/POSTAL CODE: ________________________________
STUDENT NUMBER: _________________________________
IT IS OUR MISSION…
SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of District Alternative Programs in partnership
with Family, Community and Church offers youth a
flexible Catholic Education Pathway to continue learning.
Students enrolled in these programs are provided with
an enhanced sense of belonging, engagement, and
responsibility for learning, which assists them in reaching
their full potential. The goals of these programs broadly
concern: helping students earn the credits required to
graduate from secondary school; providing career
development; fostering psycho-social development and
facilitating transition to post-secondary and the workplace.
Ask, and it will be given to you;
Seek, and you will find;
Knock, and it will be open to you.
For everyone who asks receives, and he
Who seeks finds, and to him who knocks,
It will be opened.
Dream • Choose • Act • Succeed
OUR CATHOLIC CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
A Respect for Staff
B Respect for the Rights of Students and Others
Expectations for Students
C Respect for Self
Academic Progress, School Attire, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Proper Language, Smoking
and Chewing Tobacco
D Respect for the Safety of Others
Fighting and/or Physical Assault, Harassment, Trespassing, Weapons & Dangerous Articles
E Respect for the Property of Others
Programs Operated Out of Leased Sites, Academic Honesty, Theft, Vandalism/Willful
F Attendance & Punctuality
Daily Attendance & Truancy, Attendance at Final Exams, Lates, Student Sign-Out
G Other Expectations
Accidents, Adult Students, Cellular Phones, Pagers, Personal Electronic Devices (PED’s)
and Other Valuables, Computers, Lost & Found, School Trips, Textbooks, Library Materials,
& Other School Property, Visitors
Improper Student Behaviour, Temporary Withdrawal, Suspension, Expulsion, Process of
A. RESPECT FOR STAFF
Students and others are expected to comply with the rules of the school as
implemented by all staff members and to respond with respect, obedience and
cooperation. The verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse of any staff member will not
be tolerated and may result in suspension. Further disciplinary action may include
police involvement and demission.
B. RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS OF STUDENTS & OTHERS
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS
All students have the right to learn in a safe, orderly and stimulating Catholic
environment. As such, all students must respect the person and rights of all
members of the school community without discrimination. Inappropriate behaviour
such as fighting, physical assault, sexual abuse/assault, harassment or bullying
could result in police involvement, suspension, and/or initiation of expulsion
proceedings. Students who promote or encourage others to fight are also subject
to disciplinary action that may include suspension. Unacceptable behaviour
including verbal assault and uttering threats may result in mandatory suspension.
According to The Safe Schools Act, sexual assault, possession or use of weapons
and dangerous articles, bullying, trafficking in illegal drugs, committing robbery,
providing alcohol for a minor and committing physical assault on another person
may result in an expulsion. This is the case when students are at school or
engaged in a school-related activity.
C. RESPECT FOR SELF
Students are required to work diligently at their studies and exercise self-discipline.
In striving to achieve the personal and social values that are attached to appropriate
dress, each school is committed to standards of neatness, cleanliness, modesty
and good taste. Students are expected to dress in a manner and attire suitable for
the occasion and appropriate to the school environment. Articles of clothing which
do not comply with the principles outlined in the Student Code of Behaviour and
Discipline as defined by the Dufferin-Peel C.D.S.B. are unacceptable at all times.
These would include rude or offensive slogans or items that do not respect the
rights of self or others. Students who disregard these expectations will be sent
home to change and are jeopardizing their chances of success.
All students are expected to dress neatly, modestly and with a sense of personal
pride that reflects our Catholic faith.
a) Shirts must have sleeves. Halter, tank, belly or crop tops are not
b) Shorts, skirts and pants should be of appropriate length. No bicycle or
spandex shorts are allowed.
c) Hats, bandanas, sweatbands, kerchiefs and sunglasses should not be
worn in the school.
d) Gang related clothing and accessories are not permitted.
Attire that exhibits offensive suggestions and/or inappropriate statements or
pictures, including those that address or display the following are not permitted.
Substance abuse, alcohol, tobacco or drugs
Inappropriate references to nationality, race, gender or religion
Failure to comply with this expectation will result in disciplinary action.
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
The possession, sale or use of alcohol or illicit drugs on school property or at school
events is forbidden and/or unlawful under the Criminal Code and the Policy and/or
Regulations of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. All school
functions, school-sponsored trips and celebrations shall be free of alcohol and illicit
drugs. Possessing alcohol or illegal drugs may result in a suspension according to
The Safe Schools Act.
The use of or exchange of money is forbidden and will be consequenced.
Students are expected to use language that is appropriate to their dignity as
Catholics and the dignity of others. Coarse, profane or vulgar language or taking
God’s name in vain are unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.
SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO
The Board recognizes the benefits to all persons of a smoke-free environment. The
Smoke-Free Ontario Act bans smoking in public places and workplaces. By law,
smoking is banned within school buildings, in school vehicles and on all Board
property and while on any school-related trips or retreats. Students are also to
refrain from smoking or loitering at or near any of the entrances to the school
property. Possession of tobacco products by students under sixteen (16) years of
age is illegal. Providing tobacco products to underage persons is also illegal.
Students who are in contravention of the law may face suspensions and/or fines.
D. RESPECT FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS
Many aspects of the Catholic Code of Conduct are based on the acknowledged
right of students "to learn in a safe, orderly and stimulating environment." In
addition to those items mentioned elsewhere in this policy, the staff of the District
Alternative Programs shall endeavour to address specific incidents as they arise as
per the guidelines in General Administrative Procedures (G.A.P.), especially safety
items as set out in Procedures 102.00.
Unapproved visitors cannot be accommodated and therefore, students have no
authority to permit or invite such visitors. Students from Alternative Education
Programs who do so will be held responsible for the actions of these people and will
be disciplined accordingly. Similarly, students from Alternative Education Programs
who are unauthorized visitors to other schools in Peel are contravening the
Trespass to Property Act. Trespassing and any other activities which contravene
the Board’s and the school’s Catholic Code of Conduct will be consequenced as if
they occurred at our school. Any visitors to the school must report to the office
immediately. The presence of any strangers must be reported to staff.
FIGHTING AND/OR PHYSICAL ASSAULT
Students are encouraged to resolve disagreements in an appropriate manner that
insures the dignity and safety of others. Students engaged in fighting may be
suspended from school. The duration of the suspension will reflect the seriousness
of the incident.
Sexual Harassment Policy Statement
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is a Catholic educational
community within which children, women, and men stand with equal dignity and
value. To work and learn together as equals in a respectful, non-threatening
environment is the right of all and fundamental to our Catholic philosophy. The
Board, therefore, expects that all its employees, students and volunteers will be free
from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is contrary both to Catholic values
and the law. The Board supports The Ontario Human Rights Code, which explicitly
prohibits sexual harassment. It is the responsibility of all members of the Dufferin-
Peel community to conduct themselves in accordance with this policy in order to
create and maintain an environment free from sexual harassment. Anyone who
feels they, themselves, have been a victim of sexual harassment should report this
immediately to someone in authority.
Definition of Sexual Harassment - Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome
sexual comment or conduct that intimidates, demeans or offends an individual.
Sexual harassment is an expression of power in a sexual manner. Sexual
harassment may include unwelcome sexual innuendo, sexual advances,
inappropriate body contact, request for sexual favours, display of exploitative
Race Relations Policy Statement
It is the policy of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, in keeping with
the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario
Human Rights Code, to condemn and to refuse to tolerate any expression of racial
or ethnic bias in any form by its students, staff or trustees. The policy also states
that the accompanying guidelines for handling racial incidents within the Board be
What is a Racial Incident? It is any expression of physical, psychological or
verbal abuse that impinges on the human rights of another person. This includes
racial, religious or ethnic slurs, name-calling, insults, ethnic jokes, teasing, physical
abuse or violence.
Name-Calling is often used inappropriately in fun, in anger, or with the intent to
hurt. Name-calling in any form can serve as a bad example for listeners who may
not realize its intent or that it may also be offensive to others.
Teasing or Jokes includes demeaning stories, jokes or comments. While humour
may be intended, hurt may be the result. Even if no members of the target group
are present when the comments are made or the joke is told, negative stereotypes
Slurs or Insults are statements that are meant to demean or degrade.
Graffiti includes degrading or insulting works, messages, slogans, pictures, etc.
which damages or destroys school property.
Composition and/or Distribution of Derogatory Material containing views that
are biased and hateful against an individual or specific groups.
Vandalism with Racial Overtones involves the destruction or mutilation of school
and/or personal property.
Fighting or Physical Assault with Racial Overtones is defined as engaging in or
inciting physical contact that may inflict physical harm on a member of a specific
group. Such action may be spontaneous or premeditated.
Students who are victims of racist behaviour should report it to someone in authority
for immediate action. A member of the school's administration should always be
informed of such incidents so that they will be dealt with quickly with appropriate
Situations arise in which the mental and physical well-being of students or staff are
put in jeopardy by trespassers or visitors. In such situations, the Principal or any
member of staff will be supported by the Board in pursuing the courses of action
available under the Trespass to Property Act. Problems arise when persons who
are not students of Dufferin-Peel Alternative Programs enter the premises without
permission. Students must follow the guidelines for visitors when entering another
school and report to the office as requested on posted signs. Any Alternative
Education student who causes difficulties at another school will be disciplined by
the authorities in their home school. If an incident involves students from another
system with whom arrangements cannot be made, then the police shall be called.
WEAPONS AND DANGEROUS ARTICLES
As detailed in The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Catholic Code of
Conduct, students are not permitted to be in possession of any weapon or replica of
any weapon on school property or at school sponsored activities for any reason. If
a student violates this regulation, their parents and the proper authorities will be
contacted. This violation will result in a suspension and a police investigation.
Expulsion proceedings may also be initiated.
E. RESPECT FOR THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS
Students are expected to treat the school grounds, the school buildings and
everything related to the school with respect, especially equipment which
belong to the school, other students, or staff.
PROGRAMS OPERATED OUT OF LEASED SITES
Appropriate behaviour is expected at all times. Students attending programs
operated out of leased sites will respect all the rules outlined for Common
Public Areas. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.
Plagiarizing, cheating, copying, or knowingly and deliberately presenting the
language, ideas or thoughts of another individuals as your own work is not
permitted. Plagiarism is cheating, a form of theft, and will be treated as a serious
offence. Students who contravene the expectations of academic honesty will
receive an evaluation consistent with the seriousness of the offence. This may
include a zero for the assignment, presentation or examination and/or a failing
grade in the course. Subsequent acts of plagiarism in any course may result in
suspension from school.
Any theft will be treated as a serious offence since it violated the spirit of respect for
the property of others and contravenes civil and divine law. Police may be called if
deemed appropriate and a suspension may be issued.
VANDALISM / WILLFUL DAMAGE
Students who destroy, deface, or otherwise damage textbooks, library materials or
other property belonging to the Board, another student, or staff member, will be
required to make restitution where appropriate. These acts of dishonesty will be
treated as serious offences and may result in suspensions.
F. ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY
Regular attendance on the part of the students is vital to the process of learning.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to be in attendance at all times and
with the proper materials required for full participation. Persistent "lates" to class
and/or unexplained absences will be dealt with by the principal and may lead to
withholding of a course credit. All students and staff are expected to participate in
the religious functions of the school - liturgies, retreats, class and school reflections,
When irregular attendance is jeopardizing the successful completion of a course,
the following steps will be taken:
The program teacher will contact the student’s parents/guardians to discuss
ways of solving the problem or in the case of a student who is an adult, the
program teacher will discuss the problem directly with the student. If there is no
improvement in attendance, the matter will be referred to a Principal.
All students are expected to be in attendance at all classes on every
instructional day including the days prior to holidays such as Thanksgiving,
Christmas break, examinations, March break, Victoria Day, etc. Students are
responsible for any missed tests or days and will forfeit evaluation opportunities
for non-legitimate absences.
It is the expectation of the administration that students are normally in attendance
for the full school day unless a parental note has been presented in advance of the
start of the day to show a medical or other legitimate appointment. As much as
possible, parents are requested to schedule such appointments outside of
instructional time. In the event of illness during the day, a parent/guardian will be
contacted prior to releasing a student to go home.
On the third illegitimate absence (skip), the student will be referred to the Principal.
Parents/Guardians will be informed and appropriate consequences will follow.
DAILY ATTENDANCE & TRUANCY
A parent or guardian must contact the school if a student is going to be absent. In
addition, a letter dated and signed by the parent/guardian must be presented upon
the student’s return to school. Any absence without legitimate reason is truancy
and the school’s administrator will respond immediately. Students who are
habitually truant may face suspension. Adult students must report any absences
from class directly.
ATTENDANCE AT FINAL EXAMS
All students are expected to write a final exam. Parents are expected to arrange
family vacations and appointments at times outside of assigned exam periods.
Students are expected to be on time for all classes. The learning environment of
others is disrupted when a student is late. Students who are late to school in the
morning, or late to any other classes during the day, are to report to class. Initial
lates will be dealt with by the classroom teachers. Habitual lates will be dealt with
by the principal or designate.
Every effort should be made to schedule appointments outside school hours.
Students who must leave at some point during the school day are required to
provide a dated and signed letter from the parent or guardian. A student who
becomes sick during the day, or must leave for some other reason, will be required
to contact a parent or guardian. Only then will a student be allowed to leave prior to
the end of the school day. Adult students must also sign out. Students who fail to
adhere to these expectations will have their absence(s) recorded as an Unexcused
G. OTHER EXPECTATIONS
It is crucial for all student data to be up-to-date and well documented. Whenever
there is a change to a student’s personal data – including registration information,
address, telephone numbers or medical concerns – it is important that the school be
notified as soon as possible. The Central Office should be alerted in the event of a
serious accident. The parent/guardian will then be informed immediately. An
Accident Report will be filed in the Main Office. It is important that current home,
work and emergency contact phone numbers be on file in the Main Office.
According to the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act and
the requirements of the Education Act, when students reach eighteen years of age,
they have access to all the rights and responsibilities of an adult. Should the adult
student wish, the administration and staff of the District Alternative Program will
communicate only with the student in all school related matters including academic
progress and discipline. In addition, information pertaining to the adult student may
not be released to anyone else, including parents or guardians without permission
to do so. The school requests that when a student reaches the age of eighteen, the
student and parents complete an Adult Student Agreement, available from the
school, to indicate the student's desired lines of communication. It should be noted
that even when a student reaches the age of eighteen, the student continues to be
subject to all of the policies and expectations of the school. This includes but is not
limited to matters related to attendance, behaviour, academics and the school
CELLULAR PHONES, PAGERS, PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND OTHER
BOARD PED POLICY
It is the policy of the DPCDSB that all PEDs be kept out of sight, turned off and not
used within school premises or during school sanctioned activities (retreats, field
trips, sports events, etc.).
Additionally the DPCDSB requires all schools to include in their student/parent
handbooks the following School PED Policy statement accompanied by the
General Definition of a PED (from this DPCDSB policy document).
SCHOOL PED POLICY
To promote respect for the dignity of all members of our school community and
to enhance student achievement and safety, the use of a PED is strictly
prohibited on school premises or during school related activities (such as
retreats, field trips, sports events, etc.).
Failure to comply with this policy may result in the confiscation of the PED
and/or disciplinary action. The school and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District
School Board assume no responsibility for the loss, recovery, repair or
replacement for any PED brought onto school property.
It is the policy of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board that PEDs are
to be kept out of sight, turned off and not used within school premises or during
school sanctioned events. To prevent the loss or damage of PEDs, the school
encourages students to leave their PEDs at home.
Computer resources for student use are solely intended for academic purposes as
well as co-curricular activities that are directly supervised by teachers. Any other
usage is strictly prohibited and will be treated as a serious offence. Students who
access inappropriate Internet sites or who access parts of the computer network
from which they have no authority are subject to severe consequences. Those
consequences will be consistent with the severity of the offence and may include
removal of computer privileges, removal from a computer course, suspension or
expulsion. All students and parents/guardians are expected to complete the school
board's Network User Application and Agreement (GF 066) before using the
school's computer resources.
LOST & FOUND
Lost valuables, if found, may be claimed at the Office. Unclaimed items are given
All field trips are part of the regular school program. Students must realize that
while on field trips they are ambassadors of our school, and must conduct
themselves accordingly. The Code of Behaviour and Discipline and the school's
Uniform Policy continue to be in effect while students are involved in any school-
related trip. The Board requires signed parental permission forms from all students
before they can be included on the trip.
TEXTBOOKS, LIBRARY MATERIALS & OTHER SCHOOL PROPERTY
Textbooks, library materials and other school equipment are used by many students
over several years and are loaned to students for their use. Students are expected
to treat these materials with care and to make payment for lost or damaged
materials. Students are responsible for items issued in their name. Students are
also responsible for purchasing their own workbooks if they plan to write in them.
No textbooks or other materials will be distributed to students in subsequent
semesters until outstanding materials are turned in or paid for.
LOCKERS, DESKS AND OTHER STORAGE AREAS AND SEARCHES
Lockers, desks and storage areas are the property of the board. No right or
expectation of privacy exists for any students as to the use of any space issue or
assigned to a student by the school such as lockers and other spaces are subject to
searches in accordance with school board policy. No student may use a locker,
desk or storage areas as a depository for any substance or object which is
prohibited by law or school rules or which poses a threat to the health, safety or
welfare of the occupants of the school and building. Administrative inspections or
health and welfare inspections may be conducted at any time for the purpose of
locating school property or to ensure board property is kept clean and free from
potential health and safety hazards. Inspections will be conducted in a minimally
intrusive and sensitive manner by school administrator as per school board policy.
Board policy requires that all visitors report to the Main Office immediately to seek
permission to enter/use any part of the building. Students should not invite visitors
to the school unless it is for matters related to the school program. Students who
invite unauthorized visitors to the school or who accompany them while on school
property are subject to discipline including suspension from school.
IMPROPER STUDENT BEHAVIOUR
The principal, who is responsible for ensuring that the Code of Student Behaviour
and Discipline is implemented, has sufficient latitude to meet the individual needs of
students and to exercise judgement within the context of specific circumstances.
The vast majority of students at the District Alternative Education Program are well
disciplined, responsible and self-directed; however, as with any large group of
people, there are a few students who refuse to abide by the guidelines established
for the benefit of all.
Basis intervention and consequences may be initiated by teachers and/or
administrators. A specific behaviour may lead our school administrative team to
offer an alternative and/or to invoke any consequences leading to temporary
withdrawal, suspension and/or expulsion.
Such consequences are not taken lightly and are recognized as being appropriate
to serious offenses since denying a pupil access to school is a very serious matter.
Expulsion may be considered when other options to modify behaviour have been
unsuccessful, or where the seriousness of the situation warrants it.
As a consequence or as an intervention, the school reserves the right to send
students home immediately from school or a school-sponsored activity or trip. This
will be done only after parents/guardians have been notified.
A temporary withdrawal points out the seriousness of the situation while providing a
cooling-off time and avoidance of a suspension.
Temporary Withdrawal may occur on the condition that the parent/guardian (or adult
pupil) agrees to such action and wishes to become directly involved in resolving the
problem. Failure of the parent/guardian to agree to a temporary withdrawal may
result in a suspension of the pupil.
Suspension is the removal of a pupil, by the Principal, from the school for a period
of time. Suspensions are governed by the Education Act, Section 23, in
accordance with Board Policy and Regulation 6.82 and General Administrative
Suspensions, under Board Policy and Regulations and the authority of the
Education Act, will carry with them the following understandings:
Suspended students will be provided with work while under suspension.
Suspended students will be fully responsible for material presented during their
The period of suspension may include examination days.
Students on long-term suspensions (6 – 20 days) will be offered the opportunity
to continue their education and receive social interventions through the Positive
Personal Change Program.
Any student under 18 years of age becomes the direct responsibility of his/her
parent(s)/guardian(s) during the period of suspension.
Students under suspension will not be permitted on school property and will not
attend any school-sponsored events. The duration of a suspension may be
increased if a suspended student is found on school property.
Expulsion is the permanent removal of a pupil, by the Board, from all schools within
its jurisdiction. A School Board may expel a pupil on the grounds that his/her
conduct is so refractory that his/her presence is injurious to others.
PROCESS OF SUSPENSION
The parent/guardian (or adult pupil) will be notified in a letter at the time of the
suspension. This letter will contain the reasons for the suspension, as well as the
length of the suspension. When the principal ascertains that an incident has
occurred, the appropriate sanctions will be implemented in accordance to the
Catholic Code of Conduct.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
PERSONAL HELP EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Children’s Aid Society
Crisis Intervention Teams
Credit Valley Hospital (West) 905-813-2399
Peel Memorial Hospital (North) 905-451-1710
Trillium Hospital (South) 905-848-7495
Distress Centre Peel 905-278-7208
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Line 905-278-9036
Toll Free: 1-800-363-0971
Kids Help Phone 24 Hour Line 1-800-668-6868
Street Helpline 905-848-4357
Our Place Peel (Youth Shelter & Services)
Emergency Youth Shelter, Mississauga 905-238-1383
Residential Centre, Brampton 905-454-1048
Choices Youth Shelter (Orangeville) 519-942-5970
Covenant House (Homeless Youth) 416-593-4849
Food Path Mississauga 905-270-5589
Peel Police 905-453-3311
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
24 Hours Crisis Line 905-273-9442
Caledon only 1-800-810-0180
Victim Services of Peel (24 hours) 905-568-1068
Peel Legal Aid 905-453-1723
Mississauga Community Legal Services 905-896-2050
Justice for Children & Youth
Legal Advice for Under Age 18 416-920-1633
On-Line Directory of Peel Health & Social Services
Peel Information Network
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING
Peel Public Health 905-799-7700
Peel Health Line 905-791-7800
Peel Children’s Centre 905-795-3500
Peel Partners 905-629-2136
Dufferin-Caledon Health Care Corp.
Orangeville – Crisis Line 519-941-2410
Toll Free: 1-800-550-4900
Vita Manor (Crisis – Pregnancy) 905-858-0329
Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin
Family Services of Peel
Family Transition Place 519-941-4357
Toll Free: 1-800-265-9178
Inter-Cultural Neighbourhood www.icnss.ca
India Rainbow Community Services of Peel
Breakaway (Addiction Services) 1-800-836-6209
Canadian Mental Health Association 416-484-7750
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
(CAMH) (Peel) 905-568-4159
CAMH Drug Information Line 1-800-463-6273
YMCA – Youth Substance Abuse Program
(YSAP – Peel) 905-276-9329
Addiction Counselling Services 905-796-3005
Alcoholics Anonymous 416-487-5691
Al-Anon & Alateen 416-366-4072
Sexual Health Clinics:
Mississauga North 905-270-5662
Mississauga East 905-270-0587
Mississauga West 905-820-3663
Peel Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse 905-795-3521
Crisis Line 416-410-8615
Peel Youth Substance Abuse Program
Toll Free: 1-800-602-9727
Nexus Youth Services 905-795-3518
Rapport Youth Counselling & Family Services 905-455-4100
Salvation Army Family Life Resource Centre
Ontario Works (Employment Skills Resource) 905-793-9200
Square One Youth Centre 905-566-1883
Crisis Line 416-410-8515
The Dam Youth Drop-In Centre 905-826-6558
Eclypse Youth Drop-In Program
Bramalea City Centre 905-790-7707
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
HOW CAN I COMPLETE MY EDUCATION?
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School
Board – Continuing Education 905-569-0665
(Mature PLAR, Night School, Co-op,
Drivers Education and Secondary Summer
Dufferin-Peel District Alternative Programs 905-361-0248
Peel District School Board 905-890-1010
Independent Learning Centre (ILC)
Toll Free: 1-800-387-5512
Mississauga YMCA 905-306-9045
Halton Catholic District School Board 905-849-7555
Adult Learning Centre www.haltonalc.com
Apprenticeships – Ministry of Training
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program 416-326-5656
Community college/University Websites
General Education Development (GED) www.ilc.org
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Canada Employment Commission
Job Connect Program
Inventory of Programs and Services www.ips.iwin.ca
Jobs, Workers, Training and Careers www.careers.ca
Canadian Forces Recruiting Office www.forces.gc.ca
Toll Free: 1-800-856-8488
Social Insurance Number (SIN) www.hrsdc.gc.ca
Local Newspaper Classifieds Brampton Guardian
The Toronto Star
The Toronto Sun
Globe & Mail
Online Job Databases www.mazemaster.on.ca
Ontario Training & Adjustment Hotline
(Employment Skills Resource) 905-793-9200
Peel Career Assessment Services 905-670-1967
Youth Employment Services
Youth Opportunities Ontario www.youthjobs.gov.on.ca/eng.html
Youth Path 1-800-622-6232