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Father Kyran Kennedy Catholic Education Centre

Father Kyran Kennedy Catholic Education Centre

90 Mulberry Street
P.O. Box 2012
Hamilton ON L8N 3R9

T: 905-525-2930
F: 905-525-1724
24/7 Emergency Telephone - 905-522-6680
(not available during July and August; please use alternate fax number, 905-525-2914)

Monday – Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Affiliated Buildings:

Nicholas Mancini Centre
44 Hunt Street
Hamilton, ON L8R 3R1

905-525-2930, ext. 2800 (Reception)

Fax 905-523-0454 (Student Services)
Fax 905-523-0247 (Curriculum Services & Library)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pastoral Services

209 Macnab St. North
Hamilton, ON, L8R 2M5


Thomas J. Mahony Building

57 Stuart Street
Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5

905-525-2930, ext. 2226

Fax 905 546-5770

St. Mary Catholic Education Resource Centre

209 Macnab St. North
Hamilton, ON, L8R 2M5

905-525-2930, ext. 4000 (HelpDesk)

St. Helen Centre

785 Britannia Ave
Hamilton, ON, L8H 2B6

Patrick Daly


P. Daly
Chairperson of the Board

Full Trustee Membership & Contact Information:

Public Meetings and Minutes: ...

Board Policies:
Director's Office

Director's Office

D. Hansen
Director of Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2181

The Director of Education is responsible for the implementation of the overall policies, goals and objectives developed by the Board of Trustees, directs the operation of the system and the administration of programs, and serves as Secretary to the Board. The Director oversees the Director’s Council which includes the Senior Superintendent of Business & Treasurer, Superintendents of Education, and Executive Officer of Human Resources. The council addresses all reports to the Board on instructional and administrative matters.

Detailed Department Information:

Media & Communications

M. Jadon
Media & Communications Manager
905-525-2930, ext. 2263

The Media & Communications Manager oversees all media and communications activities for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. All media inquiries should be directed to the Media & Communications Manager, who will co-ordinate release of information through the appropriate spokesperson.

Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy

E. Rastelli
Executive Assistant
905-525-2930, ext. 2298

In keeping with the Municipal Freedom and Protection of Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office within the Board is responsible for fulfilling the following requirements:

- responding to requests for access to records
- protecting personal privacy;
- providing specific information to the Information and Privacy Commissioner;
- making information available to the public;
- records management;
- security and confidentiality of records.

The Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator's responsibilities include training staff, developing procedures for the administration of the Act, collecting the necessary information for the General Classes of Records and Personal Information Bank indexes, and making decisions on requests under the Act (on the delegated authority of the head of the institution).

Records Centre

T. Conry
905 525-2930, ext. 1772

The Records Centre is responsible for the collection, maintenance and storage of the Board’s inactive records, e.g. payroll, accounts, employee records, student records. Records that must be maintained for longer periods of time, such as student records and payroll records, are microfilmed. Former students of the Board can obtain school transcripts from the Records Centre.

High School Transcript Request information can be found at: ...

The Records Centre maintains some records as permanent archival and historical documents. It acts as a support and resource to School and Board secretaries in regard to filing systems. A central forms catalogue is maintained and requests are filled and forwarded to schools and offices.

Special Events Coordinator

S. Giacinti
Special Events Coordinator
905 525-2930, ext. 2181
Corporate Services

Corporate Services

P. Pace-Gubekjian, CPA CA
Associate Director of Corporate Services

M. Mamone-Vollmar
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director of Corporate Services
905-525-2930, ext. 2139

Corporate Services is responsible for Board-wide administration of financial resources and the provision of general insurance & risk management, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and internal and external audit. The finance department also oversees the Accounting, Planning, Transportation & Statistics, Payroll, Facility Operations, Purchasing, Community Use of Schools and Printing departments.

Administrative Responsibilities

Budget Forecast/Management
Financial Reporting
Capital Financing
Cash Flow Management
Audits (Internal/External)
Corporate Cards
Transportation, Planning & Statistics
Accounting Department
Finance Department
Plant Operations, School Renewal, Capital
Community Use of Schools
Field Management Review Team
Purchasing Department
Printing Department
Transportation Consortium

Secretary to Trustee Committee(s)

Audit Committee

Detailed Department Information:

Accounting Department

Responsible for the administration and processing of invoices and payment of internal and external vendors.

A. D’Souza, CGA, Accounting Supervisor, ext. 2165
M. Wesley, Accounts Clerk, ext. 2313
C. Butler, Accounts Clerk, ext. 2311

Finance and Budget

Responsible for the operating and capital budgets of the Board which serve as the financial plan for the operation of the entire school system. Oversee the entire administration of financial resources of the Board.

N. DeGiuli, CA, Controller of Business Services, ext. 2124
M. Dimbu, Budget Control Officer, ext. 2129
S. Indreica, Financial Analyst ext. TBD (beginning Monday, March 9, 2020)
R. Dawson, Temporary Financial Analyst ext.4070
K. Palango, Community Use of Schools Outreach Supervisor, ext. 1776

Real Estate, Community Partnerships and Transportation

Management of the Board’s property portfolio including leases, the process of property acquisition and disposal as well as all other property planning and legal matters with respect to board property. In addition, managing current and furthering community partnerships within our schools identified through the Annual Community Planning and Facility Partnership meeting as suitable to facilitate community use during the school day. Key liaison with the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) consortium providing ongoing oversight and support for home to school transportation of students.

V. Ramelli, Manager of Real Estate, Community Partnerships and Transportation, ext. 2155

Planning, Accommodation and Assessment

Responsible for the Board’s planning needs which include identification of capital requirements and future sites, including the management of the Board’s Education Development Charges by-law, planning and overseeing the accommodation review process, and preparing enrolment forecasts. Furthermore, the department is responsible for the maintenance of school support/electoral status of students in our system as well as on ratepayers that support Catholic Education, support for school admissions requirements, immigration issues, foreign student information and student data integrity.

J. Volek, Manager of Planning and Accommodation, ext. 2188
D. Taibi, Planning Officer
N. Baldini, Planning & Assessment Clerk, ext. 2006


Responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the Board’s elementary and secondary schools, satellite offices and administration. The department ensures that procurement methods are in adherence with the Board’s purchasing policy including consideration of quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of delivery while keeping with the Board’s Mission & Vision with respect to labour practices used, environmental impact, service standards and energy efficiency. Manages the inventory, redeployment and disposal of all declared excess goods within the system in a manner respecting the environment.

Lily Paletta – Manager of Procurement, ext. 2127
Lorena Madalena – Purchasing Analyst, ext. 2164
Blaize DiSabatino – Buyer, ext. 2131
Claire Wolfe – Purchasing Clerk, ext. 2132

Facility Services

- Capital construction
- School Renewal / School Conditions program
- Total Capital Planning System (T.C.P.S.)
- School Facilities Information System (SFIS)

- Custodial operations
- Custodial maintenance/trustees liaison
- Maintenance services

Energy and Eco Initiatives
- Wind Turbines
- Solar Energy
- Rainwater Harvesting

- Community use of schools
- AODA – Ontario Disability Act
- Delivery services
- Parks & Recreation Committee, City of Hamilton
- Parking lots

P. Ferrie, Senior Manager, Facility Management Services ext. 2123

I. Dittel – Supervisor of Facilities Office and Budget, ext. 2313
L. Tattrie Administrator of Plant Operations and Custodial Services, ext. 2331
M. Giannotti, ext. 2354 and M. Caverly, ext. 2332 – Area Managers – Custodial Services
J. O’Meara- Manager of Maintenance Services and Renewal, ext. 2112
R. Drysdale- Manager of Physical Plant and Construction, ext. 2259
R. Hoeksma- Energy Management Officer, ext. 2274

Bidding Process (Tenders, Quotation and Proposals) ...

Superintendents of Education

The Superintendents of Education and Assistant Superintendents of Education, along with the Director of Education, Associate Director of Corporate Services, and Executive Officer of Human Resources, form the Senior Administration of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Superintendents of Education are responsible for a Family of Schools in addition to specific administrative responsibilities, academic accountability and elementary school liaison.
Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

M. Hucal
Superintendent of Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2140

Family of Schools

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Our Lady of the Assumption
Our Lady of Hope
St. Eugene
St. James the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. Mark
St. Matthew
St. Paul

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

T. Kovach
Superintendent of Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2153

Family of Schools

Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Corpus Christi
Holy Name of Mary
Immaculate Conception
St. Ann (Ancaster)
St. Joachim
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Annunciation of Our Lord
Regina Mundi
St. Vincent de Paul
Sts. Peter and Paul

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

D. DiFrancesco
Superintendent of Education
Secondary Curriculum
Student Success/Learning To 18
905-525-2930, ext. 2146

Family of Schools

St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School

St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education

Catholic Elementary Schools
Blessed Sacrament
Our Lady of Lourdes
Sacred Heart
St. Anthony Daniel
St. John Paul II
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Margaret Mary
St. Marguerite d’Youville
St. Teresa of Calcutta

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

J. Angiolillo
Superintendent of Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2206

Family of Schools

Cathedral High School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Holy Name of Jesus
St. Ann (Hamilton)
St. Agnes
St. David
St. Lawrence
St. Luke
St. Patrick
St. Michael

Superintendent of Education

T. Ferrie
Superintendent of Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2207

Family of Schools

St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School

St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

Catholic Elementary Schools
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady of Peace
St. Clare of Assisi
St. Francis Xavier
St. Gabriel
St. Martin of Tours
Canadian Martyrs
Guardian Angels
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Augustine
St. Bernadette
St. Joseph
St. Thomas the Apostle

Assistant Superintendent of Education

Assistant Superintendent of Education

S. Scime
Assistant Superintendent of Education

Administrative Responsibilities:

- Development and Implementation of Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Board Improvement Plan (BIPSA)
- Special Education
- Speech Language and Hearing
- Special Education Central Staff
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- Psychological Services

Leadership Groups
Elementary Assistants to the Principal
Special Education Central Resource Teachers
Human Resources

Human Resources

A. Romano
Superintendent of Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the recruitment and termination of all staff and employee relations including grievance, arbitration procedures and contract negotiations. The Department also deals with employee compensation, benefit policies, staff development (non-teaching) and student teacher placement.

Administrative Responsibilities

-Management – Reg. 274 – Fair Hiring Practices
-Home instruction – teacher allocations
-Supply teacher allocation
-Student teacher & co-op support staff placement programs
-Joint Board Elementary Staffing Committee (OECTA)
-Joint Board Secondary Staffing Committee (OECTA)

-Collective bargaining
-Job evaluation/pay equity programs
-Wage and salary compensation programs
-Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
-Group health & welfare benefit programs

Health & Safety
-Joint Health & Safety Committee
-Emergency Preparedness

-Respectful Workplace Policy
-Employee records
-Board/staff service recognition programs
-Workplace safety & insurance board
-Pay equity job evaluation
-Labour & employee relations – administrative applications & interpretation policy/procedure
-Performance appraisal & evaluation program – support staff
-Attendance support – Staff Wellness program


Oversees the processing of pays for active teaching, non-teaching and casual employees of the Board, including retroactive pay, timesheets and pay adjustments. Other responsibilities include: TPP, OMERS, Records of Employment, GPP and liaison with unions.

M. DiBenedetto, Supervisor of Payroll, ext. 2173
J. Dickson, Payroll Clerk, ext.2174
A. Engelhardt, Payroll Clerk, ext. 2256
P. Sordo, Payroll Clerk, ext. 2314
P. Butts ext.2297



V. Ramelli
Manager of Real Estate, Community Partnerships & Transportation

D. Colley
General Manager, HWSTS

"In May 2008 the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board partnered together and formed the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) Consortium. The mandate for the Consortium includes the provision of safe, effective and efficient transportation services for students for both Partner Boards.

In the event that you require assistance from the Consortium staff during the start up phase, all you need to do is call the contact centre 1-800-691-6402 and provide them with the details pertaining to your inquiry. All telephone calls to the Board office will be re-directed through the contact centre during the start up phase. IF THE NATURE OF YOUR CALL IS AN EMERGENCY SAFETY ISSUE, PLEASE NOTIFY THE TELEPHONE OPERATOR OF THAT IMMEDIATELY."

Hamilton Wentworth Student Transportation Services
Child Care and Before and After School Programs

Child Care and Before and After School Programs

HWCDSB partners with a number of child care providers to provide before and after school programs as well as child care programs ranging from infant to school age at our school buildings.

To find out the availability of child care programs at your Catholic elementary school, please visit: ...
Athletics / Hamilton-Wentworth Athletic Association - HWCAA

Athletics / Hamilton-Wentworth Athletic Association - HWCAA

P. Brennan
Athletic Convenor
905-525-2930, ext. 2875

For Elementary Athletics, please visit:

HWCAA is an association committed to providing school sport to all our student athletes as a contribution to life-long learning and positive healthy lifestyle. We are dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the educational value of school sport. Our department provides up to date Sport Schedules, Weekly Standings and Games Results for all our sports.

In addition, any information related to GHAC or OFSAA games and tournaments will be posted on our web site at: ...
St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education

M. Divittorio
Principal, Continuing Education

M. Calabrese
Vice-Principal, Continuing Education

For more information, please visit:
Media & Communications

Media & Communications

M. Jadon
Media & Communications Manager
905-525-2930, ext. 2263

The Media & Communications Manager oversees all media and communications activities for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. All media inquiries should be directed to the Media & Communications Manager, who will co-ordinate release of information through the appropriate spokesperson.