Annual General Meeting, January 26, 2021
To all our Carter students, staff, parents, community members, donors at large:
We sincerely wish you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy 2021 New Year ahead!
Christmas it truly is a wonderful time of the year. Although this year might be different with smaller celebrations, we must hold on to the spirit of hope, joy and new beginnings!
Our Friends community is looking forward to a new start and we are having our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
We are looking for new volunteers to help carry the light of hope and support, our children here at Carter.
Thank you and God bless!
Friends of Cardinal Carter
To everyone in our CCAA school community we send health and safety to all. This time is impacting our personal and professional lives in ways we never thought possible. However, by taking care of ourselves, supporting each other and following our local public health units advice, we know we will get through this!
FRIENDS continues to operate with our board members meeting monthly through virtually meetings to plan how we can help the school and our talented students during this time.
From all of us on the board, please take care, stay positive and find those silver linings during this time. We all look forward to a new beginning post COVID-19 and together, we will get through this, because that's what FRIENDS do.
Annual Family Donation Program
Every fall we start a new school year with lots of excitement and we give thanks to have our children enrolled in an amazing school. At CCAA we have so many needs that are not funded by the TCDSB and therefore there is a need for fundraising to provide enriched learning experiences for our children.
Friends of Cardinal Carter is the fundraising arm of the school. In 2016, a direct donation campaign was started to eliminate the need for raffles and other fundraising events. Thanks to your generous donations we raised
over $30,000. In 2018-2019, we continued this important campaign and raised again an amazing $30,000 from the families of CCAA and local businesses.
We need your support in 2020-2021! Any amount donated is greatly appreciated. Friends of CCAA will send you a tax receipt for any donation of $20 of more.
How to donate
To make a donation online using your credit card, please click on the Donate Now button and select CanadaHelps. Alternatively, please download the donation form here and return it along with your cheque to the school office.
For other donation options (including the United Way Designated Gift option), please click here.
Your fundraising dollars at work 2020-2021
Items purchased - December 2020
Your fundraising dollars at work 2019-2020
Items purchased - December 2019
Com Tech Projector
Dell Chrome Books
Your fundraising dollars at work 2018-2019
Items purchased - June 2019
8 x Mic Stands
1 x Road Case (for mics/ stands)
1 x Mic Case
1 x Full size Marimba
2 x Canon EOS Rebel T7o
2 x Canon LP E-17 Battery Pack
2 x 32GB memory cards
2 x OBX Rode Videomic
2 x Manfotto Aluminum Tripod
2 x OBX Wacom Tablets
Visual Arts Department
18 x Studio Beechwood Easels
30 x Print making screens 16x20
30 x Masonite boards 16”x 30”
60 x Bulldog Clips 3”
1x Ultimate Diazo Screen-Printing Kit
1 x Diazo Emulsion
50 x Scissors
1 x Mat Cutter
DVDs – Geography & Business Course
Document & Regular Projectors (Math)
Laptops & Speakers (Elementary)
Your fundraising dollars at work 2017-2018
Items purchased - June 2018
Small half bass
Games/Table tennis tables
Items purchased - December 2017
Music - Music Anthology (sheet music) - European sacred Music
Technology - Lease on 28 computers to create another computer lab at Carter
1x DSLR camera, battery and memory card
4x light box light pads
2x Asus Zen Pads
2x graphic tablets
2x multimedia speakers
1x DVD projector with DVD player
2x Apple mini iPad
2x Stereo receivers with 2x phone adapter cords
Your fundraising dollars at work 2016-2017
It was a very successful fundraising year thanks to all of the generous donations we received through our first Annual Family Donation program. The intention was for this new campaign to eliminate the need to hold raffles and other forms of fundraising throughout the school year.
The Board of Directors is pleased to advise you that just over $36,500 was approved to spend on items requested from the school community.
Items purchased - June 2017
English - 2 iPad minis with VGA adapters
Visual Arts - Kiln
*Note that the Visual Arts department determined that it would be more cost effective to have their existing Kiln repaired
Music - Choral risers
Theatre - Projector for arts events, school assemblies, etc.
School community/students' request - Industrial BBQ to be used for school functions
Technology - Photography backdrop, new camera, 2 LED video lights, 2 LED photography lights, 2 video microphones, 2 32 GB SD memory cards
Items purchased - December 2016
Dance - 4 Ballet Barres
Technology - 2 Drawing tablets
Music - Music notation computer workstation