Volunteer Recognition Awards

Parent Volunteers Mean the World to Us hands holding the earth Congratulations to the 2109-2020 Distinguished Catholic Volunteers

It is the dedication and commitment of our parent and community volunteers which strongly contributes to the success and achievement of our students, while working to strengthen our Catholic communities through a positive, educational environment.

Each year the Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee and the Durham Catholic District School Board come together in April to celebrate and thank our volunteers for their countless hours helping our schools, fundraising and/or sitting on Board-wide committees. 

2019-2020 Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Recipients

Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Award Pin in a black box

Congratulations to this year's Distinguished Catholic Volunteer recipients. You mean the World to Us! During these unprecedented times, we unfortunately cannot celebrate in person. However, we want to recognize our dedicated volunteers who contribute to the success of our schools and committees each and every day. We miss seeing your smiling faces and we are keeping all of you in our hearts and prayers.

We are honoured to present this year's recipients below. 

Distinguished Catholic Volunteers for Ajax Schools
Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Recipients Name of School
Pete Dean Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School
Karen Gibson Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
Fazena Mapp-Campbell St. André Bessette Catholic School
Pauline Daley  St. Bernadette Catholic School
Rusell Caracciolo St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School
Previn Francis St. Francis de Sales Catholic School
Jennifer Lobo St. James Catholic School
Jessica Di Benigno St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School
Gilana Neelamegam St. Jude Catholic School
Sabrina DeSousa St. Patrick Catholic School
Jenny Joseph St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School
Distinguished Catholic Volunteers for the Northern Schools
Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Recipients Name of School
Vanessa Sikora  Good Shepherd Catholic School
Krystal Ley Holy Family Catholic School
Sarah Madigan St. Joseph Catholic School Uxbridge


Distinguished Catholic Volunteers for Oshawa Schools
Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Recipients Name of School
Lori McManus Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School
Ray McWhirter Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School
Michelle McClean Father Joseph Venini Catholic School
Jocelyn Rowell Monsignor Philip Coffey Catholic School
Danielle Pereira Sir Albert Love Catholic School
Mary Celebre St. Christopher Catholic School
Sean Greeley St. Hedwig Catholic School
Ruth Nithiananthan St. John XXIII Catholic School
Krystyna Pekala  St. John Bosco Catholic School
Stephen Whitbread  St. Joseph Catholic School 
Andrea Provenzano St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School
Jennifer Lee St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School


Distinguished Catholic Volunteers for Pickering Schools
Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Recipients Name of School
Carmelina Morra Father Fénelen Catholic School
Gina Comand St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School
Toni Edwards Kelegan St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School
Luella DeFrancesco  St. Mary Catholic Secondary School
Babz Boehm St. Monica Catholic School
Kim Hajjar St. Wilfrid Catholic School


Distinguished Catholic Volunteers for Whitby Schools
Distinguished Catholic Volunteer Recipeints Name of School
Vanessa Hopman All Saints Catholic Secondary School
Anne Provenzano Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School
Blair Harvey  St. Bernard Catholic School
Christina Melick  St. Bridget Catholic School
Nicole Emanuel St. John Paul II Catholic School
Stephen Baker St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
Stacey Beck St. Leo Catholic School
Christine Pegler 
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School
David Honderich  St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School
Gina Bruni  St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School
Deidre Melenchenko St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School
Kristen Fischer St. Paul Catholic School
Mary Van Berkum St. Theresa Catholic School










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