The Angel Foundation for Learning Library Award in Honour of Kathy Harding


Kathy Harding was a long-serving TCDSB employee first working as an Education Assistant, and since 2001, as a Library Technician, completing the Board certification for both positions.

She is a firm believer in living Catholic values. She saw her role as a steward of the library resources and was dedicated to fostering student achievement by providing quality books, an environment reflecting student needs, and offering choice. Kathy firmly believes that promoting literacy, gives all students the tools necessary to stand up, be heard, and promote success.

She is well known throughout the Board for her civic engagement. Her calm voice of reason has guided her strong commitment to service, contributed to her students’ success, her role as a Library Technician and her career accomplishments within the TCDSB. This award is to support libraries reflecting her values.

Description of Award

The AFL Library Award in honour of Kathy Harding is administered through The Angel Foundation for Learning to help develop, improve and augment an elementary school library within the TCDSB. A grant of $500 will be awarded each year for the next three years to purchase books for school libraries.


This Award will be granted to an elementary school library in the TCDSB based on the following criteria:

  • A library that promotes literacy and lifelong learning, encourages student voice and reflects Catholic values and engagement;
  • A library program consistent with the philosophy of the TCDSB; and
  • Support for library and its staff are evident locally or within the TCDSB community.

Selection Process

The selection will be approved by the Board of Directors of The Angel Foundation for Learning, upon the recommendation of the review committee. This committee will include members of the Harding family and/or their designates. The selected school will be notified shortly after the application deadline. Selected schools must wait 3 years before applying for this award again. The Angel Foundation for Learning will issue a cheque up to $500 made payable to the successful school once we have received the receipts and/or the invoice for the books requested.

Donations to the AFL Library Award in honour of Kathy Harding

may be made to The Angel Foundation for Learning, 80 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6E8. Donations may also be made through our website at Tax receipts will be issued for any donation of $20.00 or more.

Contact Person

Enquiries regarding the award may be made to Marisa Celenza, Executive Director, The Angel Foundation for Learning – 416 222-8282 Ext 2195 or email

Send your completed application form to Marisa Celenza, Executive Director
The Angel Foundation for Learning, CEC, 80 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, ON, M2N 6E8.

Application Due Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Download an application

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