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.
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Welcome to East York Alternative

East York Alternative offers an inclusive space where students flourish academically, socially, and in their personal growth.  Our programme seeks to include student-directed, arts-focused, and social justice-oriented education and provide opportunities for innovative, experiential learning that address the whole student. Here, teachers are compassionate and adaptable mentors who strive to help students reach their potential. Team-teaching and differentiated instruction facilitate learning that encourages students to appreciate interdisciplinary connections and to engage in community outreach. Students refine their critical thinking and teamwork skills as they collaborate on relevant projects with real-world applications. Our youth grow to be independent, self-governing adults while learning to appreciate connectedness - to their peers, to the school community, and to the world.



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Welcome Back to EYA!

The Quadmester System for 2020-2021

East York Alternative normally operates as a semestered school (up to 4 courses per semester and 2 semesters per school year), but this has changed due to TDSB Covid-19 protocols, and we will now be offering the same courses as a Quadmester program (2 courses per quadmester and 4 quadmesters per school year).

Understanding the New Quadmester Schedule

Mobile Now - The Self-Screening App That All Students and Staff Need to Use

There are two important apps that students should be downloading to keep everyone safe and organized.


The self-screening app Mobile Now is an easy and accessible way of keeping everyone as safe as possible at school. You will be expected to complete the self-assessment on this program each day before coming to school if possible. The QR code that appears when the self-assessment is complete will need to be shown to screeners at the doors of the school before being permitted to enter.

IMPORTANT NOTE: On your first use of the app, type "tdsb" into the first text box that comes up.

The app can be found on the App Store or from Google Play. For quick access, scan the QR code below with your smartphone.

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TDSB Connects - For Keeping Organized and Informed

The second app is TDSB Connects, which will help students and staff keep track of the new schedule, view announcements, and access the school calendar to see important dates and events.


The app can be found at the App Store or Google Play. For quick access, scan the QR code below with your smartphone.

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EYA Land Acknowledgement

EYA Staff Statement to Students on Recent Events

Student Guide for Accessing Google Classroom

Upcoming Events


Have you ever thought about donating money to a local school? East York Alternative has provided an engaging, supportive, and stimulating learning environment for thousands of students over the years - students who struggled in one way or another in the regular system and found EYA to be a place where they found community, confidence, and success. We operate on a limited budget and we do the best we can to make the most of the resources we have, but to fund student transport to and from school, field trips, and visits from professionals to enrich our programming, our students could always benefit from additional help. Please consider donating to increase our ability to expand the horizons of our students and to support their success in education.


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