Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Coordinates: 43°43′05″N 79°28′32″W / 43.71801°N 79.47548°W / 43.71801; -79.47548
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Conseil scolaire Viamonde
116 Cornelius Parkway, Toronto, Ontario, M6L 2K5
(educational management office)
1 Vanier Drive, Welland, Ontario, L3B 1A1
(business and financial office)
Coordinates43°43′05″N 79°28′32″W / 43.71801°N 79.47548°W / 43.71801; -79.47548
District information
Established1 January 1998
(through merger of several school boards)
Chair of the boardGeneviève Oger
Director of educationMichel Laverdière
Schools39 daycares
41 elementary schools
16 high schools[1]
BudgetCA$254 973 849 (2022-2023)
District IDB66303
Students and staff
Teachersaround 1,425
Staff2,600 including teachers
Other information
Elected trusteesBenoit Fortin
Kristine Dandavino
Marcel Tikeng Jounda
Pierre Gregory
David Paradis
Éric Lapointe
Stefania Sigurdson Forbes
Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski
Yvon Rochefort
Emmanuelle Richez
David O'Hara

The Conseil scolaire Viamonde (CSV) is a public-secular French first language school board, and manages elementary and secondary schools in the Ontario Peninsula and the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The school board operates 41 elementary schools and 16 secondary schools within that area. The school board operates two offices, one in Toronto, and one in Welland. The educational management office is located in the Maple Leaf neighbourhood of Toronto, whereas the business and financial management office is located in Welland.[1]

The school board was formed in 1998 after several local school boards were amalgamated into the French-language Public District School Board No. 58.[2] From 1999 to 2010, the school board was known as Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre-Sud-Ouest.[3] CSV is one of four members of the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO).


Educational management offices for Conseil scolaire Viamonde, in Toronto.

The board was created 1 January 1998 when the Government of Ontario decided to amalgamate several secular French school boards in the Ontario Peninsula (an area made of Southwestern Ontario, and the Greater Golden Horseshoe). School boards that were amalgamated included:

Secular French school boards merged into CSV Number of schools operated in 1997
Conseil des écoles françaises de la communauté urbaine de Toronto 5 elementary schools
2 secondary schools
Conseil scolaire de Niagara Sud 5 elementary schools
1 secondary school
Conseil de l'éducation du comté de Simcoe 3 elementary schools
1 secondary school
Conseil de l'éducation de la ville de London 1 elementary school
1 secondary school
Conseil de l'éducation du comté de Lambton 1 elementary school
1 secondary school
Conseil de la ville de Hamilton 1 secondary school

Shortly after the merger, the school board changed its name from French-language Public District School Board No. 58 to Conseil scolaire du district du Centre-Sud-Ouest. The school board continued to operate as Centre-Sud-Ouest until November 15, 2010, when its name was changed to Conseil scolaire Viamonde.[3]

List of schools[edit]

CSV presently operates 41 elementary schools and 15 secondary schools throughout Southwestern Ontario and most of the Greater Golden Horseshoe.[4] The area in which the school board operates and provides schooling for covers 68,180 km2 of Ontario.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "English Information Archived 2010-11-23 at the Wayback Machine." Conseil scolaire Viamonde. Retrieved on March 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine Press release
  4. ^ "Trouver une école" (in French). Conseil scolaire Viamonde. 19 November 2018.
  1. a b c d "Rapport annuel 2004-2005" (PDF). Rapports annuels. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-04-18. Retrieved 2006-06-03.
  2. a b "Projets de construction en capital". Le site du Conseil de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest. Archived from the original on 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2006-06-03.
  3. a "Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest". School Board Profiles. Archived from the original on 2 January 2002. Retrieved 2006-06-04.

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