The Mission of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, in partnership with the family and church, is to provide, in a responsible manner, a Catholic education which develops spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social, and physical capabilities of each individual to live fully today and to meet the challenges of the future, thus enriching the community.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is the successor to The Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board, which was established in 1969 by the merger of eight small separate boards. The board’s jurisdiction extends throughout the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville and Dufferin County. Dufferin-Peel is one of the largest and fastest growing school boards in Ontario.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board includes the teaching of religion, family life, the practice of prayer and worship, and the presence of Gospel values in the curriculum and daily life in the schools. Schools have strong links to parishes and assist parishes with sacramental preparation. Parish staff conduct liturgies and provide other services within the schools. The Catholic school system maintains strong links between the home, school and church, and parental participation in the education of students is highly encouraged. These links provide for a natural reinforcement and development of Christian values in the Catholic tradition.
Our Community of Schools
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Ontario, with 1,213,841 residents, over 2,670 square kilometers. As of September 2012, the board operates 146 Catholic schools (120 elementary and 26 secondary) throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville, with a student enrolment of approximately 85,278 (50,845 elementary and 34,433 secondary students). In addition, over 46,000 students enrol in the board’s Adult and Continuing Education Programs each year.
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At Dufferin-Peel, our goal is to provide quality Catholic education, which teaches students necessary life skills and prepares them for post-secondary education, the workplace, and for their role as responsible citizens. Our staff is among our greatest resources. The people we hire have a direct impact on the success of our students. With approximately 7,465 academic and 2,076 non-academic employees, Dufferin-Peel is one of the largest employers in the region.