Did you know that currently just 20% of all eligible staff have opted in to Cents Off their pay cheques in support of The Angel Foundation for Learning?

Let’s double that to 40% so we can help twice as many students throughout the year.

What is Cents off? When you opt in, literally just a few pennies will be deducted from each pay cheque throughout the year, which can amount to as little as 2 cents, with an occasional maximum deduction of no more than 99 cents. You won’t even notice the difference in your take home pay, but our students will definitely notice as all those pennies will add up to huge support for those who need assistance.

Did you know you could win a prize every two weeks just for signing up? AFL is continuing the tradition of bi-weekly draws for a prize pack, and we will also be holding up to three grand prize draws annually. You have to be signed up in order to automatically be entered into the bi-weekly draws as well as the grand prize draws.

Please share the information with your colleagues and encourage them to sign up.


Already signed up? Verify using Employee Self-serve (ESS) to ensure that your intention to give is properly being deducted -

Did you know:

  • AFL can feed one student for an entire day on just 67 cents?
  • AFL provides 1.2 million meals every month, feeding 71,000 students in 167 schools?
  • During the school closure at the height of the pandemic, AFL provided grocery gift cards to families totaling millions of dollars through the Food for Kids program?
  • AFL supports TCDSB students and their families year round through the Angel Foundation’s Social Work Emergency Fund, the Loretto Fund for newcomers, the Reliable Life Fund, student bursaries and other Guardian Angel Programs?
  • For each person who opts in to the Cents Off initiative, AFL can provide nutritious meals for one child for an entire month? Just think of what could be accomplished if all employees opted in.
  • Your annual contribution through Cents Off totals less than $25, but that money can feed one child for an entire month?
  • Just 20% of all eligible staff are currently signed up? Just think how many more students we could support if everyone participated!
  • We continue to do random draws every two weeks for a small gift pack from among all who are signed up for Cents Off?
  • The Cents-Off program, which is available to all TCDSB employees, could be our largest reliable source of revenue?
  • Your contribution through the Cents Off program is tax deductible and will be reflected on your annual TCDSB T4 slip?
  • Signing up just takes a few seconds?

If you want to donate more than a few cents per pay, you can choose to increase your donation to a set amount each pay-cheque.

If your circumstances change and you wish to alter the donation amount or opt out of the program, all you need to do is notify payroll.

Note: If you have recently changed positions within the board, please check that you are still enrolled in the Cents-off program. We have had teachers (especially those in LTO positions) and administrators report that they no longer see the cents coming off their pay-cheques when they move to a new school or position. If this is the case, you must re-enroll!!! Thank you for your support.