European Day of Languages 2017 – Press Release

European Day of Languages 2017


Portuguese and Italian Heritage Month

Sunday, June 18 at Rainbow Caterpillar Multilingual Bookstore

TCDSB Toronto Catholic District School Board

Portuguese Canadian Heritage

Celebrating Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month


WHEREAS in 2001 the Government of Canada enacted June 10thas Portugal Day and the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month;

AND WHEREAS the Portuguese Canadian communities, which have contributed towards the growth and development of our country since the year 1500, continue to make many significant contributions to our society and to enrich it with its history, language, culture and work ethic;

AND WHEREAS the history of the Toronto Catholic District School Board is rich in Portuguese traditions and culture, as seen through student, parent and staff representation;

AND WHEREAS June 10this the anniversary of the death of Luis de Camoes, Portuguese poet who wrote the Lusiads epic poems narrating the history of Portugal;

THEREFORE, we, on behalf of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, do hereby proclaim June as “Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month” in the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Director of Education

Portuguese Language Summer Program

Portuguese Language Summer Program in July, at F.H. Miller Elementary School, 300 Caledonia, offered by Totonto District School Board, in the morning, in partnership with First Portuguese School (afternoons). Registrations are open.

Louis Simão – A Luz

70 years of Portuguese at the Toronto University

Robarts Library from May 10-May 30.


New student award at York University

Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies at York University has partnered with Academia do Bacalhau de Toronto to offer a new student award.

Learn more here:

Programa de Bolsas de Língua e Cultura

Estão abertas as candidaturas para a 1.ª fase do Programa de Bolsas de Língua e Cultura até dia 20 de maio.

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Youth Summer Program – York University

Open to students, ages of 14-18 (or enrolled in grades 9 to 12) of any cultural or linguistic background.

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Europe Day- May, 9

In a celebration of Europe and what it represents, EUNIC Toronto members, Alliance Française, Camões Toronto, Goethe-Institut and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, visited some secondary schools in Toronto for a presentation to the students.
The students had the opportunity to learn some important facts about the European Union, tested their knowledge with a fun quiz and learnt about what opportunities they can find in Europe. It was fun!

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