Workplace differed. 3 different schools in 18 years
Educational Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 October 2018
The system changed. The board and society in general has become far too tolerant. I became a glorified baby sitter. The attention and effort shifted from academics to behaviour. However, when dealing with behavioural issues, we had to put up and accept a lot of disrespect.
Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 September 2018
The Toronto District School Board aspires to provide a caring and nurturing environment that provides students with the opportunity to obtain their credits in order to obtain their high school certificate. Students are welcomed in an environment that fosters inclusivity, non-judgemental, and a free space to learn. The TDSB works hard to ensure that the students are being taught according to their educational level and accommodated where needed.
Long term Occasional teacher (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 July 2018
The Toronto District School Board has been my place of work for the pass eight years. I have improved personal through workshops, and training. Even though stressful at times I enjoyed working with the students. I would now like to work as coordinator and hopefully in the near future counselor.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Toronto ON – 22 July 2018
A professional place to work in a multicultural and ever changing environment. The students are great and the board is definitely moving in the right direction in terms of student assessment and learning.
Part Time Caretaker (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 July 2018
I enjoyed my time working for the Toronto District School Board. The hours were good, the wages are fair and the staff are all very welcoming and nice. The days went by fast and there were never any problems.
Office Assistant, Full-time (Former Employee) – Toronto – 31 May 2018
Typical day included managing office duties, handling students, parents and staff. Learned various processes and protocols with regards to daily operations. Towards the ending of the year would be the a busy time, gathering reports, handling mass amounts of data and having the demands to complete within a certain time frame. However, the work life balance was good as I would work throughout the school year and have holidays and summers off.
IT Professional (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 May 2018
Nice place to work. Huge environment so a lot to learn. Management is bit disoriented. Workplace culture is just like any other unionized environment is. Hardest part is to push the envelops for new initiative. Stress free, laid back environment.
Very nice place to work, good luck trying to get full time thou
Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 May 2018
you usually go in to a lower position and work your way up. full timers, no matter how low the job title, always gets first consideration. which does put you in a disadvantage. it's a bit better with bigger departments like caretaking, but will be very hard for smaller departments.
also need to consider which union unit youre joining since unit seniority does not transfer.
but if you can get a full time job in this company, it will be a life time gig.
Math-e-motion Junior Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 April 2018
It was great. I started my days working reception for incoming students and teachers participating in the camp, followed by doing constant running around and behind the scenes work for the camp. It was me and a few other individuals that made the camp run
Teacher (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 April 2018
The TDSB is a company I have worked for since 1990. During that time management style has changed significantly...not always for the good. There is too much middle management and not enough teachers in the classroom to service our students...and that is why we are really here
Lunchroom Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 April 2018
Lunchroom Supervisor for class of 22 kindergarteners. Enhanced children's social and emotional development by encouraging proper language use, teaching them how to share space and take turns when speaking.
Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 March 2018
i started off as a supply cyw. satisfaction really depends what location you work at. there are schools i really enjoyed working at, yet others I avoided completely. there so much to learn working here. if you are good, you will get many contract opportunities, as employees talk with other colleagues within the board. I am currently on a contract as a classroom cyw and couldn’t be happier in this postion.
good hours, supportive colleagues, fairness
inconsistency, lack of certain mandatory professional development