The following documents, links, and resources provide information and resources for parents and families of students attending Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board schools.
Parents & Community Resources
Parent Involvement Committee
The Windsor Essex Catholic Schools Parent Involvement Committee is established by the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board in accordance with Ontario Regulation 612/00 School Councils and Parent Involvement Committees made under the Education Act.
Provides parents with fun, everyday activities to engage their children in reading, writing, and mathematics. It also has information that will help parents partner with their child's teacher, deal with homework, identify the need for extra help, and understand school readiness.
Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is committed to providing access to its services for members of the public with disabilities. Services will be provided in a manner that reflects the key principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity.
Career Toolkit for Parents
Are you a parent of a child in grade 7/8? Check out the Career Toolkit for Parents: A resource for helping your grade 7/8 child with career navigation and learn some tips and resources that you can use to help your child with age-appropriate career navigation. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out grant, this resources was created by Workforce WindsorEssex in partnership with the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board Parent Involvement Committee.
Community Living Essex County
Community Living Essex County is guided by our vision of a community that celebrates inclusion and inspires possibilities. Services provided include respite supports, employment services (Career Compass), independent living with support, accommodation supports, community participation, and other flexible support options.
Community Living Windsor
As a not for profit charitable organization, Community Living Windsor provides supports and services to adults who have an intellectual disability and their families to assist them in achieving the life that they want to live.
Community Living Student Links
Student Links is an opportunity for students who have an intellectual disability to explore ideas for their future after high school. Student Links matches students and mentors who share a common passion or interest.
Community Use of Schools - School Space Rentals
Community Use of Schools is an initiative that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups.
Cyberbullying is willful and often repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text. Like bullying, cyberbullying often involves recurring harm and represents a pattern of behavior committed over a period of time.
Essex County Public Library
Explore the Essex County Public Library. [Must be picked up in person]
Family Respite Services
Family Respite Services believes that respite strengthens families. We work with families to develop flexible respite services. Respite care looks different in each family.
Focus On Youth
The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer Focus on Youth summer programs for children and youth.
Grade 8 to 9 Transition Guide
The transition from elementary school to secondary school is an exciting time in the life of a student. Please know as your educational journey takes you from Grade 8 to Grade 9, we are dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible. This resource will provide you with key information to support this transition.
Developments in the ongoing H1N1 influenza outbreak are being carefully monitored by the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, working closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.
Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Helping Your Child With Reading
Developing strong skills in literacy and numeracy is critical to a child's success in early learning and beyond. That is why the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat is committed to helping all children achieve a positive outcome from publicly funded education in the elementary years.
Integrated Technology Strategy
The Windsor Essex-Catholic District Board’s (WECDSB) Integrated Technology Strategy is focused on the following objectives: assisting staff and students to collaborate on new initiatives; fostering critical thinking skills when faced with a challenge; and enhancing individual creativity in the learning process.
The Inn of Windsor
The Inn of Windsor was established to provide a community based residential facility to serve females 13 to 18, as well as independent living arrangements for males and females 16-21 years of age whose special needs cannot be adequately met in a family or in the community and to offer opportunities for change through a group living program with an individual plan for each resident.
Is your family prepared for an emergency?
The "Get Prepared" campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need.
John McGivney Children's Centre
The John McGivney Children's Centre provides comprehensive services including assessment, treatment, consultation, design and provisions of assistive devices, education and family support services within a multidisciplinary milieu. Services are provided in the Centre, in homes, and in schools throughout Essex County.
Explore the educational resource videos available through the Essex Media Centre.
Mental Health & Well-being - Parent Resources
Resources for parents and community with information dedicated to mental health.
Ministry of Labour - Young Worker Safety Program
These materials provide crucial information outlining how students can keep themselves safe while at work. They will help students ask the right questions, know their legal rights and duties and stay safe. The new employment standards information sheet for youth explains some of their holidays, and lets them know where they can find more information.
Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education
We are the voice of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the Publicly funded Catholic System of Education in the Province of Ontario.
Pathway to Potential - Windsor Essex County's Poverty Reduction Strategy
Pathway to Potential (P2P) is a strategy for reducing poverty in Windsor and Essex County. Poverty reduction is a critical first step toward creating a strong, healthy and vibrant community. Because poverty affects the entire community, we believe there is a place for everyone within this strategy.
Post-Secondary Child Saving Opportunities
Priority Use Of Schools
The goal is to provide priority access and free after-school use in communities that need it most. Free use of school space will allow not-for-profit organizations the ability to offer affordable or no-cost programming.
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
Roadmap to Success: Secondary School Student Planning Guide
What is your Pathway Plan? There are many programs for students pursuing apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace after graduation. Get the basics about the post secondary pathway options. Consider a Specialist High Skills Major that allows you to focus on a future career through a bundle of classroom courses, workplace experiences and sector certifications. Cooperative Education allows students to count this hands-on learning towards 2 compulsory high school credits. Consider the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to gain on-the-job training and experience in an apprenticeable occupation while in high school. Dual credits let senior students "try-on" college courses while still in high school for free! The Roadmap to Success: Secondary School Student Planning Guide includes information on Individual Pathways Plan, Course Selection, the Organization of Courses, Goals, Diploma & Certificate Requirements, School Services, eLearning, Experiential Learning, and other important topics.
Our schools are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful learning environments that enable student to succeed and reach their full potential. Students are expected to demonstrate respect for human rights and social justice and promote the values they need to become responsible members of society.
Connections Early Years Family Centre
Connections Early Years Family Centre is a progressive family-centred organization providing integrated support, learning and early identification / intervention services to advance the healthy development of families and their children (birth to six years) in Windsor-Essex County.
Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, WEnav (Windsor-Essex navigates) is Workforce WindsorEssex’s career counselling program for youth designed to teach youth the skills and knowledge required for navigating careers in today’s labour market. WEnav’s online resources include facilitator guides, presentations, handouts, additional resources, and relevant local labour market information.