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CCCC School Climate Survey for Parents and Guardians




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​​​​Catholic Community, Culture, and Caring School Climate Survey 2018-2019

Catholic Social Teaching highlights the human dignity of all people. This teaching guides the work of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB). The DPCDSB uses the Catholic Community, Culture, and Caring (CCCC) School Climate Survey to respond to the Ministry of Education's requirement that all schools in Ontario implement a student and a parent school climate survey every two years.

The 2018-2019 School Climate Survey is now closed. 

About the CCCC Survey

CCCC Survey e-Flyer

2016-2017 CCCC Survey Findings

Is the CCCC School Climate Survey anonymous? Is it voluntary? How are participants' identities protected?


Yes, the CCCC School Climate Survey is anonymous. Participant names, numbers, or other personal identifiers are never asked. All data are kept private, and reporting is only done for large groups, not individuals.

Yes, the CCCC School Climate Survey is voluntary. Students can choose not to do some or any of the survey, without any penalty. Parents and guardians are invited to do the survey and can choose how much to complete.

What is on the CCCC School Climate Survey?

Students answer simple prompts about school climate, attitudes, belonging, participation, interest in learning, supports, and school experiences. Student answers are scored to tell schools about different types of student engagement and if they have experienced aggression at school. Students are also asked about their gender identity, learning supports they receive, languages they speak, and their ethnicity and race. These items are important because they tell schools which groups may have higher or lower engagement, or face more or less aggression, so staff may step in to help these students.

Parents and guardians are asked what they think about the safety, inclusion, and communication with their children's school. This feedback will let staff know what needs to be done to help make school better for students and their families.

Why ask about ethnicity and race?

Ethnic groups have a common identity, heritage, ancestry, or historical past, often with cultural, language, and/or religious characteristics. Race is a social idea that groups people on the basis of perceived common ancestry and traits. As with gender identity and learning supports, asking about ethnicity and race helps staff to understand student experiences, whether or not they differ because of ethnicity or race, and to make sure everyone is treated fairly at school.

How can I help my child get ready for the survey?

Remind them that:

  • The CCCC School Climate Survey is a way for them to share their opinions so schools can help improve daily school life for students.
  • The most honest answer is always the best answer.

Also, you may wish to talk about your family's ethnic, cultural, and racial background at home, so your child is prepared to share their heritage on the survey.

How do students and parents get to the survey?

Students will be given time to do the online survey at school, during class time. Parents can complete the survey online​ starting on February 4, 2019.


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