Gap Year Opportunities

Looking for a Gap Year experience?  Work, volunteer or study abroad…

Attend the Go Global Expo Sept 19-20. Visit the website for more information!

30-Hour Famine

Registration is now open for this year’s 30-Hour Famine school team.

Our ESA Famine event takes place April 17th and 18th.  Our fundraising goal for this year is $2500.

Interested students need to bring their signed Famine Waiver Release to Ms. Wray in the Library.  If you are 18 or older, you still need to bring in the release, signed by yourself.  Waivers are available in the Library.

Students will receive the rest of the necessary information and additional organisational details upon delivery of their signed waiver.

Full details about the 30-Hour Famine may be found at the World Vision website:

Habitat for Humanity Build #2

Our second Habitat for Humanity Build Day is fast approaching on Saturday April 25th.

We are delighted to open this opportunity up to any other interested members of the ESA Community.

Participants must be 16 years of age by the build day.
Participants must contribute (fundraise) $100 per person (minimum).
Student participants will receive 8 Community Service hours for their participation.
Registration closes on Friday April 17th.  Space is limited, on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in participating in this volunteer opportunity, please send an e-mail to [email protected]  Complete details, registration link, and TDSB Student Permission Forms will be forwarded to interested individuals.

Performance Opportunity for Students

Richview United Church Showcase of Stars 2015 is looking for talent.

This year’s Gala is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, April 25th.  Individual, group and ensemble acts are welcome.

ESA has a long standing relationship providing performers for this annual fundraising gala event.  Any interested students should contact Ms. Wray ([email protected]) for additional information.

Opportunities for Volunteering, Work and Scholarships!

Drop by Student Services to learn about new postings for volunteer and work opportunities as well as scholarship offers. For example, the Ontario Government is hiring more than 5000 high school students for jobs ranging from park ranger to communications and research. A new group of scholarships have just been posted for students involved in leadership, anti-racism or diversity activities or who are residents in Toronto Housing. There are also volunteer opportunities over the March Break at the Bata Shoe Museum and Wizard World Fun Park where you can complete your required community service hours. So stop in and have a look!

Need your Help part 2!!!

Please check out Alondra’s amazing video – she is hoping to win a full tuition scholarship to Parsons in New York – the more attention this video receives the better!

We could use your help viewing and liking it!

Dont forget about AT3 at OCADU 7pm Friday night!!


Etobicoke Humane Society

The Etobicoke Humane Society, a Toronto animal shelter which takes in abused, neglected, abandoned, surrendered and injured animals is facing closure due to their financial state. They have been running for 25 years, are volunteer run, run solely on donations but face possible closure in the next 2-3 months.

The members of SEEDS Me to We have decided to support the Humane Society.  They will be holding a Bake Sale this Thursday, November 27th in support.  There is also a donation box located beside the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Additional information may be found by following these links:

If you live in Etobicoke, please consider becoming a monthly donor or a shelter volunteer.  100% of all donations go directly into animal care and operations. Your donation will provide shelter, vaccinations, food and emergency medical attention.

ART TALKs 2015!

Art Talk 3 will take place on Friday February 6 and Art Talk 4 will take place on Friday February 27, 2015 at 7pm in the OCADU Auditorium!

Thanks OCADU!

Spread the word!!!

Student Vote: In-School Municipal Election, Fri Oct 24th

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Once again, ESA is taking part in Student Vote 2014.  This just in…  our in-school Election Day will be Friday October 24th.

  • Is the upcoming Municipal Election of interest to you?
  • Would you like to learn a little bit about the behind the scenes reality of an Election Day?

We’re looking for student volunteers to act as Poll Clerks and Deputy Returning Officers for our in school Student Vote 2014.

If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form.  You will be contacted shortly.

If you would like additional information, please see Ms. Wray in the Library.

MADD Canada seeking Film Extras

Please see the following notice from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Canada. For more details, please see Mr. Ambrose in Guidance. 
As you know, each year MADD Canada produces a School Assembly Program that is presented personally by MADD Reps to about one million students in middle & high schools across Canada.  It’s a 30 minute drama, followed by about 15 mins of pretty hard-hitting scenes of real people talking about the losses of their loved ones.  The MADD Rep follows it up with an empowering discussion with the students.  MADD hopes that in presenting their message in a creative and engaging way it will encourage teenagers to think twice and plan ahead when they’re making social plans…and save lives.  This year we are producing a French version for them as well, that will be made available in Quebec, and likely other French schools elsewhere in Canada.
No DVDs are sold, and MADD Canada doesn’t show the program anywhere but in schools, other than a short promo on their website to help promote the School Assembly Program itself.
This year we’re putting together a “bush party” for one scene and we’re looking for Volunteer Extras!
It’s a good cause, and one we enjoy contributing to each year.  If one kid calls home for a ride instead of getting behind the wheel of a car, we feel we’ve made a difference.
We are currently in “pre-production” and be locking down details in the next few weeks.  
This is an OVERNIGHT shoot, and will be on one of the following dates:
Wed Oct 22
Thur Oct 23
Fri Oct 24
Sat Oct 25


Since we’re putting out this request to several schools, anyone interested should contact Jane Rowan (MJM Media) 

Face Painting Volunteer Opportunity

Norseman JMS is looking for volunteers to do face painting for their Fall Fair on Sept.27 from 11 am to 3 pm. Interested students are asked to contact Lucinda Coey at: [email protected] .

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

Library Volunteers

Reminder to all returning volunteers…  Please drop by the Library after collecting your timetable so that we may start to build this year’s Volunteer Schedule.

If you have not previously volunteered in the Library now is your chance to start.  We are looking for volunteers.  Last year we had a wonderful team of over 20 volunteers helping out in the Library on a regular basis.

If you are interested in joining us this year, please fill out the appropriate form (New or Returning).

We’ll be in touch shortly.


Ms. Wray