YCDSB taking nominations for its 2016 Distinguished Alumni campaign

The York Catholic District School Board is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni campaign, which features graduates from its secondary schools who have made significant and unique contributions in their respective careers and communities.

Six Distinguished Alumni will be announced in the spring. Profiles for each alumni will be featured on the Board posters, which will be shared with all Catholic schools and parishes across York Region. Past recipients of this honour include: Artistic Director and recipient of the Siminovitch Prize, Chris Abraham; former Degrassi: The Next Generation and Being Erica Actress, Paula Brancati; Co-Founder of the Me to We social enterprise and Free the Children charity, Craig Kielburger; RBC Financial Group's Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Craig Wright; and Breakfast Television Co-Host, Dina Pugliese.

"Our Board, teachers, administrators, and school communities are extremely proud of our York Catholic graduates who serve as a great source of inspiration for our current students and staff," says Patricia Preston, Director of Education. "We are appealing to the public to nominate a York Catholic alumni who is making a meaningful impact in our communities."

Selection of the candidates will be based on the following criteria:

  • Candidates must have completed high school at a York Catholic school
  • Candidates have made/are making valuable and unique contributions, reflecting Catholic Values, in their respective careers and communities.
  • Possess a minimum of two years work experience in their field.

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 29, 2016. View additional information, including the nomination form.