General Alert
Students will be returning to in-person learning on Monday, January 17.
Read our return to school update for parents/guardians and students.

COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Funding Project
Our School has a COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Funding Project.

C W Jefferys Collegiate Institute

"We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognise the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples."

Learn more about the TDSB Land Acknowledgement here.


The month of January was chosen for Tamil Heritage Month because it coincides with one of the most important celebrations for Canadians of Tamil heritage, the Thai Pongal harvest festival. Millions of Tamil people around the world irrespective of their religion celebrate Thai Pongal and offer thanks for an abundant harvest.      

This year's theme உண்மை - உரிமை – ஒற்றுமை: Truth - Rights – Unity.   Unmai (உண்மை) recognizes that our lived experiences are our truths and these truths shape our understanding of the world around us. Urimai (உரிமை) examines our right to flourish and shine. Otrumai (ஒற்றுமை) emphasizes our shared lived experiences with other marginalized communities and our shared humanity.  
Toronto has the largest Tamil population outside of the South Asian subcontinent with thousands of TDSB students and staff members heritage identified as Tamil. 

A Little Bit About Our School

C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute is a semestered school located at Finch and Sentinel, between Jane and Keele and is in close proximity to York University.  It was founded in 1965. The school was named after Charles William Jefferys, a Canadian artist whose work has contributed to education in the areas of Canadian History and Art. 

The school is the home of the Saints where student involvement is an integral part of C. W. Jefferys’ school life.  To support student involvement, there are strong athletic, academic and extracurricular programs.  One of many important programs at the school is the ESTeM Program where students benefit from taking enriched science and mathematics, as well as from exploring computer technology and engineering. Additionally, C. W. Jefferys takes pride in their LAWS program which is a partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School aimed at supporting, guiding and mentoring students.  

C.W. Jefferys provides inclusive education leading to improved student results and exemplary credit accumulation. Students are recipients of numerous bursaries and entrance scholarships to some of the province's top colleges and universities. The post-secondary acceptance rate is extremely high.  The school has significant student success initiatives that enrich student learning as well as provides support for "at risk" students through initiatives such as “Learning to 18 pilot project”, "Stay Connected" and the credit recovery program offered at the school.

C.W. Jefferys is a true community school that welcomes and celebrates the unique talents of students, parents, and community partners.  It is a school that encourages, staff as well as students, to take an active role in helping the school to function smoothly, and efficiently ensuring a safe, secure professional learning environment. 


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

Covid-19 Information and Updates 


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Everyone entering the school must complete a health screening. Students and TDSB staff can use the ServiceNow app.  Anyone without access to ServiceNow can complete a paper Health Pass, which is available at the school entrance.

The Health Screening App can be accessed by:

1. Visiting (web-based); or

2. Downloading the app to your phone or tablet: • Visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store 

In the app: type tdsb in the top field and click Save and Login • Log in with your TDSB email address and password.

For more information about what Toronto Public Health and the TDSB are doing to address Covid-19 in schools, follow this link.