US College Expo

What:  US College Expo Event

-meet with reps from American universities and NCAA, admissions and financing experts

A few schools that will be in attendance:
-AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy)
-LA Film School
-SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)
-LIM (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising)

When:  April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pre-register at:

USCE Toronto

ESA and the TDSB are not endorsing this event, we are merely providing you with information for your consideration.


Volunteer Opportunity at Toronto General Hospital or Toronto Western Hospital

Who:  The University Health Networks’ Volunteer Resources at Toronto Western Hospital 

Re.:  Volunteer Arts and Music Program

What:  Needs talented art and music students who would like to make a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of patients during their stay at the hospital

Requirements:   Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be able to commit 2-3 hours of their time per week during weekday evenings and/or weekends at either Toronto General Hospital or Toronto Western Hospital.

Interested?  Contact:   Willy PhanProgram Coordinator at Toronto Western Hospital, at [email protected] or (416) 603-5800 ext. 6125


Focus On Youth Program

Once again it is time for summer Focus on Youth applications!  Last summer the TDSB offered over 700 students employment in programs across the city.

Focus on Youth Toronto applications for Summer 2018 are open and close on March 5, 2018. Information and application forms can be found at

As is required by the Ministry of Education, FOYT student criteria is based on factors that may contribute to a student’s in-risk profile. Domains may include demographics, school life, family life, emotional/mental health or other areas.  Students interested in this opportunity are to apply online at the link provided above.  Students must apply online to be considered for an interview.

Once the online student application process has closed on March 5, principals will receive a list of all students who applied online from their particular school as we require the Principals’ recommendation to invite the student for an interview.



Volunteers Needed for JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Event

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is looking for volunteers.  See the information provided below.

Wanted:  Artsy volunteers to help out with face painting at the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Event.  Earn volunteer hours while contributing to help turn Type 1 into type none!

Date: June 10 2018

Time: 9:30am-1:00pm

Location: Exhibition Place-Bandshell Park

For more information please contact Amanda at [email protected]

ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this; we are merely providing you with information about this volunteer opportunity.

Free Parent Workshop offered by SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health is offering a free workshop to parents on February 22, 2018.  The focus of the workshop will be on building trusting relationships with your teen to help reduce their anxiety, manage stress and develop more meaningful communication.  See the attached flyer for details.  Feb22-2018-SHEPPARD-validation-teens_JKedit

Contest Opportunity for Students from EduTravel

EduTravel for Credit is hosting an amazing contest for High School students across Ontario and we’d love your students to get the chance to win a trip this March Break 2018! They would they get the chance to travel to New York and earn a school credit from one of our exciting programs.


EduTravel is launching a new initiative called No Borders. It is a scholarship and bursary fund that they will be using to help more students across Ontario travel while earning high school credits. In order to finance their fund, they are launching an apparel line that they will be selling; all profits will go to No Borders and will fund travel for students from all walks of life in Ontario. They are looking for students to help design the logo that will be featured as our 2018 logo, and the FIRST ever No Borders logo.


The prize is: one (1) For Credit Bus Trip (NYC: World of Fashion, International Business, The New Yorker, or Civics & Careers),(2) their logo becomes the face of No Borders for 2018, and  (3) one full set of the No Borders clothing once it has launched


This is a great opportunity for students to design a real-world portfolio piece for up-and-coming designers and designer hopefuls and be able to travel on one of our amazing trips! Attached we have our promotional materials for this contest and the website is listed below where students can learn more about the contest.



Breakaway Information Night for Parents – January 24, 2018

Breakaway is hosting an information night at 21 Strickland Ave. on January 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  This event is for parents, concerned adults, and professionals who want to know more about substance use or abuse.  Learn about:  drug education, generation gap, communication skills and problem solving.  See attached flyer for details:  AIN Flyer (1)

Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade Needs Banner Carriers

Please see attached flyer for details.  BANNER CARRIERS NEEDED 2017

ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are simply providing you with information.

Opportunity With Jigsaw Casting Ltd.

Jigsaw Casting Ltd. is looking for diverse young women for an upcoming prom inspired clothing campaign.  Please see the attached for details. Jigsaw-Casting-Ltd_Prom-Queen-Notice_Nov-27th-1

ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are simply providing information from our community.

Bravo Academy – Auditions for Spring Production

Bravo Academy is currently seeking male and female dancers for their Spring Production of On the Town

The program begins in January, so they are looking to book auditions in November and December. Video Submissions are accepted as well via email to [email protected].

Interested?  See the poster for further details.  

Please note that ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are merely providing you with the information.


Breakaway Information Night – November 29, 2017

Breakaway Addiction Services will be hosting an information night on November 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm for parents, concerned adults, and professionals who want to know more about substance use or abuse.  See the attached flyer for the event location and for registration information.   Breakaway Flyer

Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Return for Students

Please see the attached poster to see how your child can participate in mindfulness meditation and yoga at ESA this year. 2017 ESA Mindfulness for All Students and Staff