Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Social Justice Club
Faculty Advisors: Dave Downer, Dave Harvey, Aimee Lee, Denise Steadman

The Social Justice Club strives to raise awareness about issues of injustice and inequality and to effect change in the CDS community, the region and the world. Tackling gaps in social justice can be challenging, given considerable misinformation and pushback in social media circles. The Social Justice Club works to offset that and promote true understanding and acceptance so that social justice becomes a norm.

The approximately 40 club members organize fundraisers to support initiatives like the Gord Downie-Chanie Wenjack Fund, the Woodland Cultural Centre and True North Aid. They also support The Small Project, which helps provide education for students in Kenya. Fundraisers and community engagement activities are accompanied by information campaigns that highlight issues through assembly presentations, morning announcements and poster campaigns. Some of those poster campaigns include QR codes that allow viewers to see part of a complete story before locating the next part through clues, almost like a scavenger hunt.

“It is invigorating working with students so full of optimism and energy. We love this community and want CDS to be a catalyst for change.” Dave Downer, Faculty Advisor

“Working with my peers on issues we’re all learning more about, and educating those around us, has been one of the highlights of my high school career.” Tarini Amarasinghe ’22, Student Coordinator

Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 


Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.