General Alert
Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.
General Alert
The Government of Ontario has announced that TDSB schools will remain closed to students and staff until at least Wednesday, February 10, 2021. During this extended closure, remote learning will continue.
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Food for Kids Program

We know that the closure of schools has been difficult for many families, especially those who rely on school-based Student Nutrition Programs. The TDSB and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success have teamed up to provide families at your school with $50 grocery store food cards (one per TDSB student). If your family would benefit from this card, please complete the registration form online.
Online Registration Form

Welcome

A Different Kind of Secondary School

Contact Alternative is a small Alternative School in the heart of downtown Toronto. We have approx. 150 students enrolled and help students re-engage with school. Contact specializes in reading recovery, math and science support, social and emotional counselling, with a mandate to better support mental health and wellness through our unique course offerings. Students can earn a credit while working through wellness needs and engaging in wellness supports.

Contact has optional attendance, meaning you can live anywhere within the city and still apply to our school. Students are aged 16 years-20 years old.

We have 9 teaching staff, 2 guidance counselors, a thriving Coop department, an on-site Child and Youth Counselor, a part-time Social Worker, a part-time Mental Health Worker and many community partnerships that aim to support our student population.



Courses at Contact

Contact offers compulsory courses at the grade 10, 11, and 12 level. We specialize in College and Workplace pathways, although we do offer ENG4U. Our four main pathways for elective credits are: Coop, Media/Digital Arts, Visual Arts, and Phys. Ed.


If you already have a job in place, you can be a Contact student but do full day Coop. You can earn 6 Coop credits each semester!




Come be a Part of Our Community

At Contact, we know that there’s more to life than just school, and that life outside of school can offer complex challenges. Contact teachers do their best to be flexible with respect to student academic needs


Your academic education will be supported with project-based learning, team teaching, and global competencies. Our guidance staff will help you find external opportunities that help support your career pathway. We have students who have successfully completed EVA training programs, College programs, and University. 


Registration

Contact welcomes new students 4 times a year: September, November, February, April. Application appointments are by appointment only. Please call 416 393 1455 to make an appointment. 

You will need to bring:

- a Credit Counselling Summary (from your current/most recent school)

- your Health Card

- a guardian, if under the age of 18 years

The appointment includes a short tour of the school, a short meeting with our CYC and guidance staff and our written package can be filled out on site.

We are located at St. Patrick Station, at 132 St. Patrick Street, on the 3rd Floor.