Volunteer at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre – Momentum 2016

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is now seeking Front of House volunteers for their upcoming year-end show MOMENTUM 2016.

MOMENTUM 2016 features the students from all three years of our Professional Training Program in an amibitious collection of dance works, including five new choreographies and one celebrated remount.  More information: http://schooloftdt.org/performances-outreach/upcoming-performances/

Volunteers will help with the front of house duties, including prepping and stuffing programs, interacting with and directing patrons, light clean up of the theatre after the show.

Interested?  Please contact Lilya Sultanova, the communications and outreach coordinator for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre at:  [email protected] .

The TDSB and ESA have not vetted this opportunity.  We are merely providing you with information.

Scholarships, Summer (School and Jobs) and More from Student Services

Some updates from the Student Services Department…

  • The Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion provides assistance to youth with a proven track record of volunteerism, community service and leadership in the community, who are in need of financial support to attend post-secondary institution including universities, colleges and professional trades training. Click here for more details.
  • A representative from NYU is visiting ESA on Wednesday, May 4th at 11:30 in the library
  • Summer School sign up for e-learning courses has started through www.tdsb.on.ca– in-class sign up starts Monday May 2nd
  • Focus in Youth Toronto is looking for summer students to work in their program. See the poster below – deadline is April 10! 


Summer Job Opportunity at Princess Margaret Hospital for Grade 12 Students

Summer Job Opportunity at Princess Margaret Hospital for Grade 12 Students:



The TDSB and ESA have not vetted this opportunity, we are merely providing you with information.

ChangeTheWorld Volunteer Opportunity

ChangeTheWorld is a 6 week initiative from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade encouraging youth to get involved in their communities. Every high school student that volunteers 3 hours or during April 10- May 23 will receive a certificate of participation in the campaign. This includes students who regularly volunteer, or those who volunteer for a onetime special event.

Visit their website for more information.

Final_VT 2016

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

Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camp

SING! ACT! COMPOSE MUSIC! DESIGN COSTUMES AND SETS! PLAY! PERFORM! HAVE FUN! Experience the magnificent world of opera!


Registration is now open for the Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camps for children



Visit www.coc.ca/Camps<http://www.coc.ca/Camps for details.


Any questions?  Call  416-306-2307 or email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected] .


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

Summer Opportunity at Soulpepper Theatre

The City Youth Academy is a six-week summer intensive program for youth ages of 16-19 from across the GTA, offering performance training led by the Soulpepper Artists. This program is designed as a next step to inspire personal creativity, artistic discipline, and support the development of an artistic practice.
The City Youth Academy is free and each participant will receive $394/week.

Youth can APPLY ONLINE directly from our website: http://soulpepper.ca/cityyouthacademy

Application Deadline: Monday, March 28, 2016
-If you have any questions please contact the Coordinator of Community Programming, Fiona Suliman at [email protected] or 416.203.6264 x 131.

City Youth Academy Application 2016

ESA and the TDSB are not endorsing or have not vetted this position but are merely providing you with the information.

Turn Off Your Sites Challenge

For more information:

Turn off your sites 24 hour challenge press release

2016-17 Minister’s Student Advisory Council

The Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) is a group of approximately
60 students who come from publicly funded schools all across the province.
Members share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education on
a variety of topics about our publicly funded education system.

The council celebrates student diversity and seeks all perspectives and experiences.

MSAC Facebook Page
Link to the online application

Application deadline is March 11, 2016.



Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is offering a financial need-based scholarship for a high school student from Canada to attend YYGS this summer at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The scholarship will cover tuition, airfare and travel expenses to the program. 

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is open to students who have one or two years of secondary school remaining, and offers six unique two-week sessions. The program is a rigorous academic experience, featuring lectures from renowned Yale faculty.

Applications are available online at http://globalscholars.yale.edu.
To be eligible for the full scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Canada and currently reside in Canada
  • Have attended school in Canada for most of the applicant’s education;
  • Complete the Yale Young Global Scholars online applicationincluding the financial aid portion

The application deadline is February 11, 2016. 

For more information:  http://globalscholars.yale.edu/news/yale-young-global-scholars-launches-2016-application-featuring-new-science-technology

Summer Jobs with the Ontario Government

Attention students: You can apply for a summer job with the Ontario Government starting today!

There are over 80 job types available in a number of different work environments including: provincial parks, museums, offices, and forests.

Have fun while earning money and building your skills over the summer!

Visit Ontario.ca/careers and search by the “Student” Career level to see all job postings available.

ESA and TDSB have not vetted this job posting. We are solely providing you with this information.

Turn Off Your Sites Challenge a Success!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first annual “Turn Off Your Sites 24 Hour Challenge”.

Hopefully you’re feeling better for it.

Isn’t it amazing to know you can turn off your sites when you want to for the future?

Fantastic job ESA…..we were the first school to spearhead the challenge!


Turn Off Your Sites Pledge a Success!

This past Thursday over the lunch hour, many ESA students formally pledged to “turn off their sites” for the 24 hour challenge which is coming up on Tuesday, May 5th.

Student names are displayed on a pledge poster which will be displayed in the main foyer of the school.

Staff, parents, friends, including all remaining ESA students, you still have time to make your pledge!

The constant use of technology and social media can be overwhelming at times. This is an opportunity to take a conscious  break from social media. It’s only 24 hours. We know you can do it.

Check out this short, fun, film promo……….