York Catholic schools support 'Project Hope'

Cardinal Thomas Collins launches Project Hope campaignThe York Catholic District School Board is proud to support the Archdiocese of Toronto’s “Project Hope,” a special emergency appeal to respond to the tragic and growing global refugee humanitarian crisis.

The 100-day campaign, which was launched on September 8, 2015 by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, aims to raise $3 million to settle 100 refugee families in the Greater Toronto Area, as soon as possible. The priority will be the resettlement of refugees who are fleeing war-torn countries or areas riddled with violence and persecution, including Syria and Iraq.

Our Board is known and often recognized for its strong passion and dedication to charity and helping others. Social justice, compassion, hope and unity are prevailing themes taught and practiced in our schools.  In support of Project Hope, our schools will hold a Loonie-Toonie Day before the end of November in order to raise funds for the campaign.

Once all the funds are collected, the total amount will be donated on behalf of the Board to the Archdiocese of Toronto.

As Christians and global citizens, we are called to assist those in need and York Catholic students and staff are proud to support Project Hope.