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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.

Corporate Services

Corporate Services

P. Pace-Gubekjian, CPA CA
Associate Director of Corporate Services
905-525-2930, ext. 2139

Administrative Responsibilities
- Budget & Accounting
- Central Printing
- Community Use of Schools
- Facilities (Operations, Maintenance, Capital)
- Finance
- General Risk and Insurance Provision
- Information & Communication Technology
- Planning & Accommodation
- Procurement/Purchasing
- Real Estate, Community Partnerships & Transportation

Board Committees

Treasurer of the Board

Statutory Commitee

Audit Committee ONTARIO REGULATION 361/10

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
J. Smith, Accounts Clerk, ext. 2285
L. Falletta-Caravasso, Switchboard Relief Operator, ext. 2062
O. Louro, Switchboard, ext. 2063

Central Printing

G. Di Placido, Offset Printer, ext. 2171
S. Wasilik, Operator in Printing Dept., ext. 2370

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

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. 2017
R. Dawson, Temporary Financial Analyst ext.4070
K. Palango, Community Use of Schools Outreach Supervisor, ext. 1776

Information & Communication Technology

A. Cortina, Chief Information Officer, ext. 2961
C. Ciannavei, Manager of ICT Central Systems and Network Services, ext. 2292
R. Guagliano, Manager of ICT Applications, Information and Data Services, ext. 2291
M. Straka, Manager of ICT Client Support, ext. 2320

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, ext. 2008
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.

L. Paletta, Manager of Procurement, ext. 2127.
M. Bozzo, Buyer, ext. 4087
B. DiSabatino, Purchasing Analyst, ext. 2131
L. Madalena, Purchasing Analyst (0.5), ext. 2164
L. Castellino, Shipper Receiver, Father Kennedy Catholic Education Centre, ext. 2115
M. Jones, Supply Chain Officer, ext. 2042

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

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

Superintendents of Education

The Superintendents of Education and Assistant Superintendent of Education, along with the Director of Education, Associate Director of Corporate Services, and Superintendent of Human Resources and Controller of Business Services, 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
Catholic School Effectiveness (K–Grade 12)
905-525-2930, ext. 2141

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Catholic School Effectiveness (Kindergarten-Grade 12)
Student Achievement & Learning Renewal

Program Areas
- Curriculum K-Grade 12
- Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE)
- Experiential Learning (K-Grade 12)
- French – Core/Immersion
- Health Education and Physical Literacy
- JBLSC (Elementary) – Member
- Kindergarten Program
- LRT/Reading Recovery
- Math Special Assignment Teachers (MSAT)
- Robotics

Board Committees

Standing Committee
Student Achievement and Well-Being Committee

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

T. Kovach
Superintendent of Education
Mental Health, Well-Being & Engagement
905-525-2930, et. 2205

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Mental Health, Well-Being & Engagement

Program Areas
- Anti-bullying Committee
- Anti-sex Trafficking Protocols
- Attendance Support – Students
- Bursaries & Awards Recognition
- CCAS Liaison
- Child Care & Early ON Child and Family Centres
- Child & Youth Workers
- Compassionate Care Crisis Response Team
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Education – Students
- Family of Schools Meeting (Coordinator)
- Focus on Youth
- Hamilton Police Service Liaison
- Home Instruction/Home Schooling
- Mail Distribution Approval
- Mental Health & Well-Being (Students)
- Research Advisory
- Roots of Empathy
- Safe Schools/Code of Conduct
- School Climate Survey
- Section 23 Programs
- Social Work
- Student Demographic Study
- Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
- Suspension/Expulsion Programs (PASS/SOAR)
- Uniform Policy
- Week of the Child

Board Committees

Permanent Committee
Anti-Racism Committee

Statutory Committee
Supervised Alternative Learning

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

D. DiFrancesco
Superintendent of Education
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
905-525-2930, ext. 2147

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century

Program Areas
- Adult & Continuing Education
- Athletics – Elementary/Secondary
- Board Improvement, Faith Formation & Equity Plan – SO Lead
- Cooperative Education
- Dual Credit/School College Work Initiative
- eLearning
- General Principals’ Meeting (Chair)
- Graduation Rate
- Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association (HWCAA)
- Industry in Education Council (IEC)
- International Languages
- JBLSC (Secondary) – Member
- Library & Media Services (including Copyright)
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
- Privacy Information Management (PIM)
- School Year Calendar
- Secondary Principal Meeting
- Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM)
- Student Success/Learning to 18
- Technology in Education

Board Committees

Permanent Committee
International Language Elementary Program Committee

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

J. Angiolillo
Superintendent of Education
Faith Formation, Religious Education & Indigenous Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2145

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Faith Formation, Religious Education & Indigenous Education

Program Areas
- Adult Faith Formation
- Alternative Education – Wilma’s Place
- Catholic Coaching Program
- Catholic Curriculum Corporation
- Catholic Education Week
- Catholic School Councils
- Chaplaincy Leaders
- Charity (Fundraising)
- Christian Service Animators
- Closing the Gap/Tutoring
- Culture of Life
- ECO Schools
- Equal Opportunities Project
- Indigenous Education
- OECTA/OCSTA Additional Qualification Courses
- Parent Conference
- Pilgrimage
- Presidents’ Council Liaison
- Religious Education & Family Life Programs
- Religious Renewal
- Retreats
- SERE Committee
- Spiritual/Social Network
- Vocation Promotion
- Wellness Rooted in Faith

Board Committees

Standing Committee
Religion, Family Life & Faith Formation Committee

Permanent Committee
Catholicity and Communications Committee
Equal Opportunities Committee
Indigenous Education Committee

Statutory Committee
Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC)

Superintendent of Education

Superintendent of Education

T. Ferrie
Superintendent of Education
Special Education
905-525-2930, ext. 2203

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

Administrative Responsibilities
Special Education

Program Areas
- Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)/BCBA
- Accountability and Efficiency Audit – Each Belongs Renewal
- Special Education Services
- CUPE Labour Management – Member
- Educational Assistants
- Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC)
- Psychological Services
- Special Education Resource Teachers
- Special Needs Lunchroom Supervision
- Special Needs Transportation
- Speech Language Department

Board Committees

Statutory Committee
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Assistant Superintendent of Education

Assistant Superintendent of Education

S. Scime
Assistant Superintendent of Education
Curriculum Services (Kindergarten – Grade 12)
905-525-2930, ext. 2843

Administrative Responsibilities
Curriculum Services (Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Program Areas
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA)
- Arts Around/Arts Integrated Teachers
- English as a Second Language (Elementary/Secondary)
- Growing Success (Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting) – Lead
- NMC Clerical Pool
- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
- Outdoor Education
- Primary Program Teachers (PPT)
- Professional Activity Days Coordination
- Public Health Liaison
- Science Curriculum
- Science and Engineering Fair/BASEF
- Summer Programming – Non-Credit (Coordination)
Human Resources

Human Resources

A. Romano
Superintendent of Human Resources
905-525-2930, ext. 2254

Administrative Responsibilities
Human Resources

Program Areas
- Teaching Administration
- Payroll Administration
- Employee/Labour Relations
- Respectful Workplace
- Absence Management
- Attendance Support
- Emergency Preparedness
- Leadership Development/Succession Planning
- New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)
- Performance Appraisal – Teaching and Non-teaching
- Staff Demographic Survey
- Wellness Rooted in Faith
- OECTA Elementary Liaison
- Non-teaching Administration
- Health and Safety
- Health/Wellness
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Staff
- Arbitration/Grievance Administration
- Disability Management (DM)
- Group Employee Benefits Programs
- Collective Bargaining
- Leaves/Hiring
- Professional Development – Non-teaching
- Pension Administration
- Staffing – All Groups
- CUPE Labour Management
- OECTA Secondary Liaison

Board Committees

Permanent Committee
Pastoral Care Services Advisory Committee




V. Ramelli
Manager of Real Estate, Community Partnerships & Transportation
905-525-2930, ext. 2155

R. Koren
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

K. Monaco
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.