Secondary Alternative Schools West

Special Events 

Equity Days
African Heritage Month Events
Mental Wellness Events
Open House
Winter Solstice Feast
Various Speaker
Presentations from the Community
Talent Show & BBQ


Student Council
Nutrition Program
Gay Straight Alliance
Intramural Table Tennis
Weekly Mentorship Groups

We went to a Job Fair in Missisauga.

Timetable Structure:

5 periods a day
School starts at 9:00am
School ends at 3:00pm
Mondays - late start and early dismissal (2:40pm)

Curriculum Leader:  Ian Vincent
316-393-1455 ext. 30040

Curriculum Leader:  Lesley Bunbury
416-393-1455 ext. 30137

132 St. Patrick, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5T 1V1

Trustee:  Ausma Malik


Student Body: 

16-20 years old
Grades 10-12

(some grade 9

courses offered)
Academic, Applied, College, University, Mixed, Open, Workplace, Co-op
About 210 students

Donna standing in front of student artwork at the annual Alternative Tentacle Art Show, held at the Gladstone Hotel

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Program Highlights 

  • A comprehensive Media Arts/Tech program
    using industry-standard software (Adobe Design Standard, Ableton Live) taught by an instructor with more than 10 years' experience in the Communications Industry.
  • Instruction that is multi-levelled, individualized, and that both recognizes and encourages different learning styles
  • To teach and practice social justice, both formally and informally, as the primary and fundamental value of our school community.
  • Broad opportunities for experiential education (including the opportunity to earn co-operative education credits in a variety of ways in or outside of school time)
  • Strong guidance and social services support to our students to help them deal with obstacles which may prevent them from achieving their full potential
  • A governance process that intentionally seeks to hear and to be respectful of different voices in the local and broader school community (including students, teachers, support staff, administration, parents, trustees)
  • Nutrition program including breakfast and a lunch cooked and served by students.  

We went to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and got our hands dirty

October 25th we held our graduation ceremony for the class of 2018. As always it was was an inspiring, moving and joyous occasion for all involved. We are so proud of you guys!

Contact gives students, who have felt disengaged or disenfranchised either by their life or school experiences, a chance to "re-connect" with a school community and to achieve success in earning credits.  


Contact is currently taking registrations by appointment.  

Please fax your updated credit counselling summary and IEP
(if applicable) to 416-393-1454.

You will be contacted for an intake appointment and information meeting.  


​​"Contact has given me opportunities I didn't have at other schools.  I'm getting credits and doing paid co-op and I get tons of help from staff whenever I need it."

"The teachers at Contact are patient, understanding and easy to relate to. They try hard to understand where you are coming from."

"Everyone is welcoming at Contact. You can really be yourself. You get support whenever you need it, for school, life issues, work ... anything."