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Cardinal Ambrozic CSS
"We are God’s Hands"
  • Cardinal Ambrozic CSS
  • 10 Castle Oaks Crossing
  • Brampton ON , L6P3A2
  • Principal: Manny Farrugia
  • Vice Principal(s): Vincenzo Angaran
    Daniella Gizzi
    Andrew Rulli

  • Superintendents: Brian Diogo
  • Trustee: Shawn Xaviour (Brampton Ward 10, 8)
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​​​Student Trustee Elections

Elections for Student Trustees will be taking place in the second full week of Semester II (Feb. 13-17). In preparation for these elections, interested students are encouraged to attend a Virtual Information Session. See the information below for Session details:

Event: Student Trustee Virtual Information Session

Date: Monday February 6, 2023

Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link will be available in the bio of the Student Senate Instagram Page (@dpcdsb_senate)

 Interested students should visit DPCDSBs Student Senate Instagram page @dpcdsb_senate for more information

Students will find the link to a Google Form in the bio to register and submit questions ahead of time

The Microsoft Teams link for the virtual information session will also be available in the bio shortly before the event start time, and during the live session. 

This virtual information session will be hosted by our two current Student Trustees via Microsoft Teams and will provide more information in relation to the role of Student Trustee, responsibilities, time commitments, and any further questions that students interested in the role may have.

Thank you for your continued support of student voice, and DPCDSBs Student Senate.


Student Leadership

Student leadership opportunities and programs at Cardinal Ambrozic Secondary School are at the root of what we do.  Students are encouraged to take an active role in the Leadership process and become active members of the Ambrozic Community.

Cardinal Ambrozic STudent Leadership Experience (CASTLE)

Student Council


Provides overall student engagement and overall school culture.  The role of the Student Council at Cardinal Ambrozic CSS is to encourage and support all student activities in the school.  Council will assist clubs and organizations in the school that have a staff advisor. Student Council is dedicated to be a voice for the Cardinal Ambrozic students in all areas of student life. We strive to provide a support system to students with any suggestions, questions or concerns in order to make high school a positive and memorable experience for everyone. Some well-known events we are a part of include: the Haunted House, Christmas Spirit Week (Gingerbread Decorating Contests, Cookie Grams, Karaoke), Valentine's Day Roses; with many new additions coming this year. We look forward to working with our peers, teachers and the administration in order to have another amazing year!#letsmakememoriesCA

Student Council Parliamentary Structure:


Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of Communication

Minister of Finance

Minister of Social Justice and Faith

Minister of Culture and Diversity

Student Voice Representative



B.R.A.V.E. (Brampton River Hawks Against Violence Everywhere)


Provides inclusivity, social and emotional well being.  BRAVE is a student led group supported by our staff at Cardinal Ambrozic CSS. Many of the programs we implement focus on; violence prevention, victim impact awareness, conflict resolution, mental health awareness, diversity and equity, community building, internet safety and promotion of health and wellness. Many of the students who participate in BRAVE are able to deal with life situations in a positive manner and co-exist in harmony. This group is open to all students and continues to provide a sense of connection and leadership opportunities. For more Information please click on the following link...Brave


Phys-Ed Leadership Team


Provides physical well-being.  This course enables students to explore the benefits of participation in active recreation and healthy leisure. It helps develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health, and kinesiology. It will also prepare students for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.

Events that the Phys-Ed Leadership class is also involved in organizing and/or participating in at Cardinal Ambrozic:

- The Grade 9 Retreat- The Terry Fox Event
- "A Day in the Life"
- Grade 8 visits to Cardinal Ambrozic
- Teacher vs student volleyball game in support of cancer
- School dodge ball tournament
- The Athletic Banquet


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Proivdes engagement via transitions, and intellectual well-being.  Cardinal Ambrozic’s A-Team is a servant leadership program made up of Grade 11 students from diverse backgrounds who act as role models and mentors to the Cardinal Ambrozic community. A-Team is a student leadership program at Cardinal Ambrozic designed to enhance community, school culture and school spirit.

Mission Statement

Cardinal Ambrozic’s A-Team exists to facilitate welcoming and belonging to our Grade 9 students as well as the wider school community. A-Team is a service-based group who strive to provide effective and lasting outreach to all Riverhawks, as evidenced by its various events to date (Grade 9 Orientation Assembly, Grade 9 Retreat, Grade 9 Night, BNE Arts Olympics, 'A Day in the Life' with our Feeder Schools, Peer Tutoring in grade 9 and 10 classes etc.)



A.R.C. (Ambrozic River Hawk Chaplaincy)

Provides spiritual well-being, and faith components of school culture. ARC’s principle goal is to extend help to those who are in need, both in our school and within the greater community. We are highly motivated, and extremely enthusiastic to extend our help and to represent and embody Christ like love in our everyday actions. We are HIS soldiers, HIS hands and feet, and as we do good, we become closer to HIM, because when we do good, we lend a hand to the Lord. A.R.C. has participated in street patrols, the Thanksgiving food drive, assisted with masses and liturgies, Senior’s Day activities, the Christmas Basket Drive, and volunteered at Dr. Simone’s Warehouse, Canadian Food for Children, the Sara Elizabeth Centre, the Knight's Table and Ste. Louise Outreach of Peel. It is our duty as children of God, and students at Cardinal Ambrozic, to do our part in helping the community, and giving to those in need.

ARC continues to support of the Salesian Leadership Retreat for students under the charism of St. John Bosco, patron saint of youth.  The retreat provides the opportunity for team building and leadership opportunities in a setting where students from high schools all over the board are able to interact together in a meaningful and faith-filled way.

Students also have an opportunity to learn about our Catholic Christian faith where we hope to engage in food, fun and fellowship as we meet regularly each week to glorify God in all that we say and all that we do.

Diversity and Equity Team

Provides diversity and inclusivity.  One of Cardinal Ambrozic's main diversity & equity events is our annual multicultural show: the end result of months of collaboration between students, staff, and the community.  CaraCardinal is a dynamic showing of respect for the multitude of cultures and ethnicities found in our school.  In celebrating our differences, we are creating a positive and inclusive environment where we embrace the equality of our cultures.

Our students exemplify their growth towards becoming collaborative contributors, responsible citizens, and caring family members as they promote diversity and acceptance by participating in the event.  Students are encouraged to reach out to the community as they seek sponsors to support their pavilion initiatives.  In addition, we are able to give back to the local community as well as international charities in the form of donations to organizations such as Knight's Table and Syrian refugee organizations.

On the night of the event, approximately 300 students as well as family and community members are present to witness the months of hard work our students have devoted to CaraCardinal.  Our guests are left entertained, well-fed, and looking forward to next year's event!

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ."

1 Cor 12:12

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