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Extraordinary Lives Start With a Great Catholic Education
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At Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools, we value each and every student and seek to provide an enriching and well-rounded education grounded in gospel values in the Catholic, Christian tradition. We are here to help you learn the skills you will need as 21st Century Learners. We expect you to come to school each day prepared to learn and to be challenged to grow and develop as faith-filled, responsible, productive and socially conscious young men and women.

  • Student Success Stories
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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Prince Amponsah

    ​Prince Amponsah is a professional actor in theatre, film and television.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    ​Curtis Rukavina

    ​Curtis Rukavina is a professional scout for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills after spending the last three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Aileen Santos

    ​Aileen Santos is a Theology teacher at Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School in Malton. She is also an author and has published poetry, short stories and creative non-fiction in literary magazines and journals in Canada, the U.S. and the UK.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Cara E. Yar Khan

    Cara E. Yar Khan has spent most of the past 17 years working with the United Nations - WFP & UNICEF - stationed in 10 countries worldwide. Today, she is the CEO of her own company, RISE Consulting, advocating for the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable people.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Jeannine Pereira

    ​Jeannine is Ernst & Young (EY) Canada’s Talent Development Leader with extensive experience in diversity, inclusion and human equity.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Nik Stauskas

    ​Nik Stauskas is a 6’6” professional basketball player with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Arthur Peters

    ​Arthur Peters has worked in various roles within the not-for-profit sector, including the past twelve years as Executive Director of ShareLife and Director of Development for the Archdiocese of Toronto.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Alessia Cara

    ​Alessia Caracciolo, professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a successful R&B singer and songwriter. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for the hit song, “Here”.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Ohenewa Akuffo

    ​Ohenewa’s journey to wrestling prominence started while she was in high school. By age 17, Ohenewa made Canadian history by being the first Junior to make the Senior National Wrestling Team.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Sean Cisterna

    ​Sean Cisterna is a Toronto-based feature filmmaker. In 2015, he released the feature film, Full Out (starring Jennifer Beals) and is currently directing the feature film, Kiss and Cry (starring Chantal Kreviazuk).

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Renata Brum

    ​Appointed Senior Citizenship Judge in October 2013, Renata is a former member of the Social Security Tribunal on which she served immediately following her six year appointment as a Citizenship Judge in Mississauga.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Robby Fabbri

    At 19 years of age, Robby Fabbri achieved his childhood dream of playing in the National Hockey League. He was drafted 6th overall by the OHL’s Guelph Storm in 2012.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Dr. Kareem Morant

    Dr. Morant made a decision while studying at the University of Western Ontario to give up basketball to pursue a career in medicine. The St. Joseph Secondary School graduate went on to study medicine at the University of Ottawa.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Andrew Nicholson

    A graduate of Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, Andrew was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Jessica Louzado

    Jessica Louzado graduated from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in 2000. After completing her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Toronto, Jessica began her career with the Royal Bank of Canada.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Mike Wise

    Mike Wise is a TV anchor and radio newscaster with CBC News. He can be seen weeknights on CBC News Toronto. Mike’s current position is the latest in a long and rewarding career with Canada’s public broadcaster.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Susan Tighe

    Professor Susan Tighe is a Canada Research Chair in Pavement and Infrastructure Management, Professor in Sustainable Pavement Engineering, Founding Principal and Director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT).

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Alyssah Ali

    Alyssah Ali graduated from St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School in 2007. She was accepted into a several universities, but decided to pursue modeling full-time. Alyssa is now one of the front runners in her field.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Adrian Anantawan

    A graduate of St. Christopher School, Adrian Anantawan has played the violin since the age of nine. Since graduating from Yale University, he has established himself as a rising star in classical music.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Kelly Scanlon

    Corporal Kelly Scanlon currently serves in the Canadian Armed Forces as a full-time army reservist. At the age of 16, while attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School she joined the Canadian Army Reserves.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Stephanie Holden

    While attending Holy Name of Mary Secondary School, Stephanie developed her skills in graphic design through Visual Arts, Yearbook Club and various art contests. Stephanie is currently the Creative Director at Roots Canada.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Marc Diab

    Attending high school in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic system greatly influenced Marc’s career with the Canadian Forces and shaped the man he became.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Melissa Grelo

    Melissa Grelo is a very familiar face on Canadian television, as news anchor and co-host of the popular morning show CP24 BREAKFAST and co-host of THE SOCIAL.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Renato Discenza

    Renato Discenza graduated from St. Martin Secondary School and went on to become a professional engineer. Renato is currently President and CEO of Invest Toronto.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Rob Gentile

    Rob Gentile began working in kitchens at the early age of 13 and in twenty years, he has cooked in some of Canada’s most acclaimed restaurants, including North 44, Bymark and One.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Tina Pereira

    Tina Pereira attended St. Teresa of Avila School in Mississauga and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2001 and became a First Soloist in 2009.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Sean Monahan

    A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Sean Monahan was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League in 2010.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Mishael Morgan

    Mishael honed her acting skills throughout her years at St. Edmund School and St. Paul Secondary School. She currently plays Hilary on ‘The Young and the Restless’.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Elisa Lollino

    With a mission to evangelize through theatre, Elisa Lollino writes and performs her own one-woman plays that bring the scriptures to life in a unique and thought provoking way.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Anthony Gale

    In 2010, Anthony Gale was the youngest player selected for the National Sledge Hockey Team. Following eight years with the Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled Junior and Intermediate Squads, Anthony made his 2014 Paralympic Winter Games debut.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    David Dixon

    David Dixon graduated from Phillip Pocock Catholic Secondary School and has gone on to become a world renowned fashion designer.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Shernold Edwards

    Shernold Edwards is a screenwriter and producer for the television series Haven.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Matthew Stajan

    Matthew Stajan is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Rachel Schoutsen

    Rachel Schoutsen is a traffic and weather reporter on The Weather Network.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Matthew Jones

    Living by the rhythm of words, power and sound, Matthew Jones, aka Testament, uses speech to reach deep into the recesses of the mind, illuminating in people the infinite possibilities within.

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    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Success Stories

    Sybil Wa

    Sybil Wa is an associate at Diamond Schmitt Architects, where she has contributed to a broad portfolio of civic and institutional projects.

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Catholic Graduate Expectations

15/12/2017

Distinctive expectations for graduates of Catholic schools are determined and shaped by the vision and destiny of the human person emerging from our faith tradition. Read More

Awards and Scholarships

15/12/2017

Awards that are sponsored by the Dufferin-Peel Secondary School Scholarship & Awards Committee. Read More

Student Resources

15/12/2017

Information on resources for students. Read More

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