What is the Parent Association and What Does it Do?

When you enter the CDS community, either as a new family to the School or new staff member, you automatically become part of The Country Day School Parent Association. Time and time again, our community has been described as something unique and special and made up of a dynamic, supportive and collaborative group of individuals. 

To learn more about the CDS Parent Association, or to find out how you can become involved, please contact our Parent Association President, Mandy Kang at volunteer@cds.on.ca.

How Can You Get Involved?

This incredible team of parent volunteers dedicates countless hours of time to promote school spirit, to foster a sense of community at the School, and to support the Administration by organizing a variety of special events. These events include the Food For Thought guest speaker series, Grad Breakfast, New Parents' Evening, and the CDS Holiday Fair (formerly known as Designer Fair).

Simply email us at volunteer@cds.on.ca to become involved in any of the below opportunities. We would love to see you!

Volunteer Opportunities

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  • CDS General Store

    Volunteers in the General Store fulfill an integral role in positive community  relations, assisting parents and students with sales, stocking inventory, updating displays, and more!
  • CDS Grade Parents

    These outstanding volunteers fulfill a wide variety of functions unique to each grade. Their time is spent in part by organizing class parties, decorating for special themes and events, as well as organizing graduation parties and the Grad Breakfast.
  • Annual Auction

    The Auction is the School's largest fundraiser, featuring live and silent auctions, a live band, dancing and a variety of fun-filled activities, all focused on a central theme. Volunteers are essential to the Auction's success and fun is had by all! Paint, decorate, design displays, help us with invitations, aquisitions and more!

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/auction.
  • Pre-Owned Uniform Sales

    A large selection of gently used, clean, good quality uniform items are available. Sales happen four times per year in the Di Ciano Atrium of the Performing Arts Centre.

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/preowned.
  • Birthday Book Program

    This program is in support of our School’s Libraries to ensure we have the most current available books and resource material.

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/birthdaybook.
  • Holiday Fair

    This is an annual one-stop retail showcase held each November in the spectacular CDS Performing Arts Centre (PAC). The event features unique holiday giftware, home décor items, designer fashion, original artwork, tasty treats, and trendy trinkets.

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/holidayfair.
  • General Volunteer

    We are always looking for occasional help throughout the School and invite you to add your name to the list.  Please contact volunteer@cds.on.ca or (905) 833-3640.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: April 11