JOIN US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We are able to accomplish our goals thanks to hundreds of volunteers. This can vary from donating an hour of time to serve on Pizza Day (one of our most successful fundraisers that directly supports the principals’ wish list items), to spending a few hours monthly sorting through donated uniforms and coordinating their sale to families. There are many ways to get involved. Meet dedicated parents and make a difference in our TFS community that directly benefits our children. Please consider attending a monthly Parents’ Association Committee (PAC) meeting (the elected, decision-making body of the PA); dates can be found here. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Toronto Campus, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator and Secretary Mia Toth, for opportunities at the West Campus, please reach out to Helen Chen


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Senior School Branch:

West Branch:

  • Setup/Wrap-up Coordinator for events

  • Pizza Lunch Assistance (Fridays)

  • Used Uniform Sales Volunteers (2-3 times annually)

  • Valentine Bake Sale Coordinator

  • Movie Night Coordinator

  • Annual Fun Fair & BBQ Volunteers

  • Google drive Expert to help us stay organized


Vulnerable Sector Policy - NEW!

TFS loves its volunteers! In fact, we depend on their participation during school events, on class trips, and through a variety of committees. The goal of the vulnerable sector policy is to ensure the safety of all TFS students. Starting this year, all parents, guardians and community members volunteering for the school in any capacity, including in the classroom, on trips, supporting school events or initiatives (including those outside of school hours) or participating on parent committees and/or the school and Foundation boards are required to follow this policy.

Volunteers at the Jardin d’éveil and in PK classes, in any capacity, will continue to be required to complete a vulnerable sector check as per the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA).

The school is committed to ensuring that the process for being a volunteer at TFS is streamlined and easy to complete.

 Step One: Complete an online offence declaration form

Anyone who is interested in being a volunteer at TFS must complete an online offence declaration form, which will then be shared with your branch(es). Volunteers will need to resubmit this each year, in advance of any volunteer work at the school.

Step Two: Complete the Vulnerable Sector Screening form

For parents living in Toronto (postal codes starting with M), please visit your branch or the reception at the 306 building  to complete the form in the presence of a staff member. A valid government-issued ID is required (Canadian driver’s licence, Ontario photo card, permanent residency card or a Canadian passport). This form will be submitted to Toronto Police Services (TPS).

For parents living in other postal code areas, please contact your local police services, who will be able to help you directly with completing the Vulnerable Sector Screening form.

Step Three: Submit screening forms, completed by police services, to TFS

Original documents, mailed directly by Toronto or your local police services, will be sent to your home address. These original documents must be brought to a branch staff member, who will make a copy for you and keep the originals in our files. The vulnerable sector screening must be resubmitted every five years.

Initial Fees

The fees associated with obtaining a Vulnerable Sector Screening are the responsibility of the volunteer.

 If you already have a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening document from your local police service that is less than six months old, please bring the original into your branch so that copies can be made and the original retained for our files.

Any disclosure of information pursuant to this policy shall only be for the purpose of assisting TFS – Canada’s International School in determining the suitability of potential candidates for employment and/or volunteers having direct contact with children or vulnerable persons.

Of note, all educators and administrative staff hired by TFS underwent vulnerable sector screening as a condition of their employment. The screening is valid for five years.