• Poverty remains a powerful factor in whether a student succeeds in school.
  • Low-income students in Halton face financial barriers to learning.
  • 10.5% of children in Halton live in low-income households – an estimated 3600 HCDSB students.


  • Our faith guides us to help our neighbors in need.
    • “….whatever you do for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do for me…” Matthew 25:40
  • Education directly influences students’ life chances – and life outcomes.
  • Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed
    • The Achievement Gap – An achievement gap can form between low-income students and their peers due to financial barriers to learning.
    • Mental Health Challenges – Social exclusion, shame, anger, stigma, low self-esteem, low confidence and loss of hope are all issues related to student poverty.
  • Every student needs to have HOPE, DIGNITY & EQUITY

“Your gift upheld the dignity of every family at a time when poverty’s bite is most keenly felt in our school community.” – HCDSB Principal

“Thank you so much for the gift cards. This has helped me and my boys a lot with clothes and food especially this Christmas season. I don’t know what I would have done without these gift cards, at this time that me and my boys are grieving. We really appreciate it, thank you.” – HCDSB Parent

Consider making a monthly donation…it will help you to budget, and will help more students in need.

View the Student Guardian Program video to hear more about the need.


Printable Donation Form

HCDSB Staff Payroll / Donation Form

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