Board Requirements

All of the boards listed below accept Western teacher candidates. In order to be accepted for a placement teacher candidates must:

  1. complete the Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps eLearning Module and
  2. have a valid Police Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) dated within the last 12 months.

Some boards have additional pre-placement requirements. All additional requirements are listed below.

Please contact the Teacher Education Office if your preferred board is not listed.


Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB)


Bluewater District School Board (BDSB)


Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board (BHNCDSB)


Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (BGCDSB)


District School Board of Niagara (DSBN)

Safety Orientation Package

+ Police Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Check within 6 months prior to the placement must be presented at the start of practicum


Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB)

+ Must be baptized Catholic

+ Criminal Records Check must have been completed by a police service within the preceding 6 months and will be honored for the school year; must include search of pardoned sex offender database; must be an original copy


Durham District School Board (DDSB)

DDSB Student Teacher Orientation Pamphlet – Electronic Version

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year


Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB)

DCDSB Student Placement Policy Review and OHS Training Form

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year


Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB)

+ Principals shall check the teacher candidate’s Police Record Check on the first day of their assignment in their school. It must be the original copy, include vulnerable sector screening and have an issue date within one year


Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB)

+ All teacher candidates must complete the following items before placement:

+ Health and Safety Orientation

+ WHMIS Training

+ Workplace Harassment Training

+ Workplace Violence Prevention Management

+ AODA Training

+ Fire Safety Plan Training

+ Teacher candidates completing an elementary school placement must also complete:

+ Elementary Job Specific Hazards and Prevention Training

+ Teacher candidates completing a secondary school placement must also complete:

+ Secondary Job Specific Hazards and Prevention Training

+ Teacher candidates completing an Education Support Staff (ie not a teaching position) placement must also complete:

ESS/TSS Job Specific Hazards and Prevention Training


Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)

+ Training Verification for Unpaid Workers (to be filled out by teacher candidates within their first week of being at their associate school)

+ Original VSS within the preceding 6 months


Halton District School Board (HDSB)

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

+ Practicum Teacher Form


Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB)

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

+ HWCDSB Health & Safety Modules must be completed once per school year (Click the “non-HWCDSB staff” link just below the Login box to begin)


Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB)


Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board (HPCDSB)

+ Original VSS 6 months prior to their practicum start with the board, however once obtained will be honored for the entire school year


Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB)


Keewatin Patricia District School Board (KPDSB)


Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)

+ Must be a graduate of the board


Limestone District School Board (LDSB)


London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB)


Near North District School Board (NNDSB)


Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB)

+ TB Test required

+ Principal to provide additional Health & Safety Training


Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)


Peel District School Board (PDSB)

Please Note your Preferred Families of Schools

Information Sheet for the Applicant Current School Year

PDSB Student Practicum Handbook

+ Student Placement Confidentiality Form 2018 – 2019

+ WSIB Declaration

+ VSS less than 6 months old at start of placement: teacher candidates are required to submit their original VSS in person to Peel District School Board (Human Resources Support Services 2nd Floor, 5650 Hurontario Street in Mississauga) prior to the beginning of placements. Present your documentation in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential Criminal Record Check for BEd Placement” addressed to “Eileen Martak, Recruitment and Retention.” Include your full name on the envelope. Original documentation becomes property of Peel DSB and will not be returned.


Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)

Faculty Placements Health and Safety Training Instruction Sheet


Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB)

+ Local safety orientation will be provided at the school


St. Clair Catholic District School Board (SCCDSB)


Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB)

Copying Guidelines for Student Teacher Placements

Thames Valley DSB Occupational Health & Safety Training


Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)


Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

TDSB Systemwide Ward Map

+ VSS completed each school year. Hard-copy must be submitted to TDSB Police Record Check Office:

  • mailed (original copy) to TDSB PRC Office, 17 Fairmeadow Avenue, Room 107, Toronto, ON M2P 1W6. If you would like your VSS returned, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  • or personally delivered to the TDSB PRC Office
  • Full instructions online here

+ TDSB requires that the Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps eLearning Module must be completed every school year


Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB)


Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB)

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

+ Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement


Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB)

Health and Safety Training

+ Once completed, print page 2 and forward to Anna Kopanski at the Board Office


Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB)

+ See WRDSB’s Unpaid Post-Secondary Placement website for all of their requirements

+ Note that WRDSB requires the VSS not be obtained earlier than 6 months prior to the start of placement.


Wellington Catholic District School Board (WellingtonCDSB)


Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB)


York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB)


York Region District School Board (YRDSB)

Student Teacher Pamphlet

+ VSS must not be obtained earlier than 6 months prior to the start of placement; once obtained, VSS is honored for the entire school year; VSS must be presented to the school administrator at the start of placement

 

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