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Toronto Catholic District School Board Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Toronto Catholic District School Board Director of Education Angela Gauthier
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  1. "TEACHING"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toronto Catholic District School Board full-time

    Pros

    If you love kids the best job ever. Good security and benifits and initial pay scale.

    Cons

    Pay scale tops at 10 years


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Toronto Catholic District School Board part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaboration Equality Team player community oriented

    Cons

    Culture relevant multiple cultures diversity

    Advice to Management

    Diversify

  3. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Catholic District School Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay. Unionized. Overall good experience in the publicly funded field

    Cons

    Depending upon your manager it can make or break any good experience

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect


  4. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in North York, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Toronto Catholic District School Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Up and coming program, could use more structure and well-defined policies.

    Advice to Management

    Construct clear policies


  5. "TCDSB"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Catholic District School Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, looks attractive on your resume to other employers. Data entry department was close knit, fun to work with.

    Cons

    Location, if you live in the west end of Toronto it's a bit of a stretch. There really isn't any other cons. Location was just a hassle at times.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great environment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Guidance Counsellor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toronto Catholic District School Board full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions, great pension

    Cons

    Lots of travel to and from schools

    Advice to Management

    Don't lead with an iron hand!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Work Here......Apply to other Boards"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Catholic District School Board full-time

    Pros

    It's difficult to say if there are any Pro's. The current leader who is in charge of running the Board has put the Board into a deficit situation through fiscal mismanagement. Senior staff are visionless and self-indulgent. The Board itself is deteriorating rapidly. Morale is at an all time low with school staff.

    Cons

    The Board put its elementary teachers through an unnecessary and prolonged local collective bargaining negotiating session with the hopes of extracting concessions on items that had been previously agreed upon. The Board tries at all times, to short change its teaching staff and defends its mismanagement as the " new normal" as it is severely lacking of any sort of relevant leadership and vision for the 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    What can one say? You're about as selfish a group (at the CEC level) that has ever existed in the field of education. The current leader of the Board is grossly overpaid for the lack of performance and fiscal goverance that is required for such a position. New leadership at the Board level is required throughout the Senior Staff levels.

  8. "Hit and Miss"

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    Current Employee - Occasional Educational Assistant in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Occasional Educational Assistant in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Catholic District School Board part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in a variety of settings, this job is good if you are starting up your career in education.

    Cons

    Like a fish in a barrel. You don't know what to expect one day as the job is on a daily basis.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Simple work, as part of student exposure program. Interesting insight into a big organization, with lots of opportunity for client interaction.

    Cons

    Many layers of bureaucracy can make simple changes (for the better) difficult to implement. Supervisors not in tune with the skill sets of employees, leading to underused potential.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "caretaker"

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    Former Employee - Caretaker in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Caretaker in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Schools need to be cleaned , and kept in running condition .You have a pension at retirement , that is above the government issued one . The benefits poor as they are are a great help when You need them .

    Cons

    The board is in decay due to excessive nepotism .The people at the top are well overpaid . Caretakers are usually treated like third class citizens . Teachers are usually a group of self serving individuals . They talk down to everyone . [ Maybe because they are accustomed to talking to children all the time ] As for the benefits , they are a cost burden . Unlike other unionized workers our benefits end with our retirement . Management usually takes the word of any complaint over the word of it`s dependents . They never give the benefit of doubt .

    Advice to Management

    Treat Caretakers with respect and trust . You will be surprised what They can do for You
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