Clubs and Associations

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Anime Club

Purpose: To bring a group of people together to discuss and watch anime.
Executive: Carolina Aramayo, Brandon Fowler, Victoria Arcanjo, Nadia Ross, Marek Mauji, Hudson Peers
Meetings: Wednesday at lunch on week 1 and Thursday after school on week 2
Social Media: @nss.anime.club
Staff Advisor: Mr. Edwards – ryan.edwards2@tdsb.on.ca

Art Club

Purpose: Meetings to do art-related activities or spend time doing art.
Executive:
President: Jade Joslin
Vice President: Chloe Ashmead
Head of Coms: Emily Taylor
Meetings: Every week on Mondays at 4:00 virtually
Social Media: @nss.artclub
Staff Advisor: Adele Clarke – adele.clarke@tdsb.on.ca

Asian Heritage Club

Purpose: Combatting the impact of anti-Asian racism. We strive to empower and amplify the voices of Asian youth through posts, advocacy, and action.
Executive: Christine Youm, Lana Pham, Vinusha Uthayakumar, Michelle Zhao
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays at 3:30-4:00 pm
Social Media: @asianheritage.nss
Staff Advisor: Jae Kim – jae.kim@tdsb.on.ca

Balkans Club

Purpose: To bring Balkon people together by commonal celebrations, events and commemoration of tragedies.
Executive: Ege Cagdas, Alex Koutakos
Meetings: Every week on Tuesdays during lunch in room 201
Social Media:
TBA
Staff Advisor:
Mrs. Radu

Baseball Club

Purpose: To discuss baseball.
Executive: Jesse Steiner-Mayman, Cole Unger, Maurya Sevak
Meetings: Every week on Mondays at lunch
Social Media:
@nssbaseballclub
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Gaw – brian.gaw@tdsb.on.ca

Biznss

Purpose: To teach students about business and entrepreneurship in an interesting and engaging way.
Executive: Mason Drutz, Sam Drimmer, Mason Scott, Adam Shibi-Rosen, Eli Sidlofski
Meetings: Biweekly on Tuesdays during lunch virtually
Social Media:
@biz.nss
Staff Advisor:
Shelly Mancuso

Blacknss

Purpose: To educate and inform student on issues and cultures within the black community as well as provide a safe space for students of colour.
Executive: Sade Oguntuga, Thaliyah Cornwell, Ekra Myeta, Eli Sidlofsky, Bella Valentim, Lydia Embaye
Meetings: TBA
Social Media:
@sade.oguntuga
Staff Advisor:
Ms lrving – sharon.irving@tdsb.on.ca

Boys Athletic Association (BAA)

Purpose: To run athletic events and intramurals for boys at Northern.
Executive: Josh Kay, Ethan Martin’s, Nicholas Page, Jordan Latham, Dylan Shaw, Adam Armstrong, Pierce Rudy, Owen Pattinson, Joseph Kopun, Ryan Soltani-Tehrani, Agastya kushari, Caleb Solway, Aryan Ratwai, Adam Fadel
Meetings:
During COVID: One meeting per month
Usual Time: Biweekly
Social Media:
@nss.baa.gaa
Staff Advisors:

John Lombardi – john.lombardi@tdsb.on.ca
Daniel Gana – daniel.gana@tdsb.on.ca
Dale – Lumenus

Buddies

Purpose: The buddy program is a group of senior students who are assigned to each grade 9 home form to help ease the transition to secondary school and support Grade 9 students.
Executive:
Heads: Taio Yacht, Kennedy Hedgcock, Anna Dupre, Dylan Shaw
Event Planners: Sonia Wu, Darya Heydary, Hayden Brownstein
Social Media: Eli Sidlofsky, Isabella Desousa
Senator: Zachary Brookes
Meetings: No consistent meeting schedule/times.
Social Media:
@northernbuddyprogram
Staff Advisors:

Lori-Ann Moulton – lori-ann.moulton@tdsb.on.ca
Jenn Marr – jenn.marr@tdsb.on.ca

Book Club

Purpose: A space where students can read and discuss books with others.
Executive: Dorie Dwosh, Raquel Casas, Jenna Greenspoon, Talia Larry
Meetings: The last Tuesdays of every month virtually, on Zoom
Social Media:
@nss.bookclub
Staff Advisor:
Laura Hamilton – laura.hamilton@tdsb.on.ca

Cheerleading Team

Purpose: To raise school spirit at sports games with dance and cheering.
Executive: Avery Domingues, Eva Brown, Siena Brown, Georgia Spafford
Meetings: Every week on Monday Mornings
Social Media:
averydomingues01@gmail.com
Staff Advisor:
Ryan Edwards – ryan.edwards2@tdsb.on.ca

Chess Club

Purpose: Chess club is a place for both advanced players and new players to play and get better at chess.
Executive: Justin Maher, Nathaniel Macnamara, Samuel Drimmer
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays after school (2:45 pm)
Social Media:
@nss.chessclub
Staff Advisor:
Peter Wade – peter.wade@tdsb.on.ca

CURE

Purpose: To raise awareness about cancer and fundraise for cancer research.
Executive: Audrey Chan, Ruby Maser, Amelie Gal, Hasan Ammar, Emma Brown, Alyssa Lee
Meetings: Biweekly on Wednesdays
Social Media:
@nss.cure
Staff Advisor:
Richard Oki – richard.oki@tdsb.on.ca

Debate

Purpose: To teach students formal styles of debate and to have fun.
Executive: Finesse Lunsky, Kennedy Hedgcock, Duncan Volk, Cat Galdova, Grace Ryde
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays after school (2:45 pm)
Social Media:
@northern_debating
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Gibson – bradley.gibson@tdsb.on.ca

Drama Council

Purpose: Running Drama club meetings and managing Mainstage/One acts.
Executive:
President: Jack Fingerle
Vice President: Emily Gluckman
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays after school
Social Media:
@nss.drama
Staff Advisor:
Flora Wellsman – flora.wellsman@tdsb.on.ca

Duke of Edinburgh Club

Purpose: To provide a group of students with a community all participating within the award program, and too encourage students to obtain their international award certifications.
Executive:
President: Sierra Benayon-Abraham
Vice Presidents: Erynn Levy, Emily Ng
Meetings: Once a month, on Fridays during lunch
Social Media:
@nssdukeofed
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Nechyporuk – klavdiya.nechyporuk@tdsb.on.ca

Epigram

Purpose: To organize and produce the school newspaper.
Executive: Matthew Cohen, Gwyneth White, Jacob Lewis, Linnea Löfström-Abary, Alexander Koutakos, Bella Chipperton, Eric Wieder, Maddie Walker, Angelie Alpas
Meetings: Biweekly on Tuesdays after school
Social Media:
@nssepigram
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Wade – peter.wade@tdsb.on.ca

Feminist Association

Purpose: Northern’s Feminist Association provides a forum for everyone, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, to discuss, learn about and stand up against issues of gender inequality.
Executive:
Head: Anika Grieve, Alessia Novielli
General Exec: Veda Patel, Sonja Lang, Ellen Edmonds-Whyte
Senator: Maya Kornhauser
Treasurer: Eli Sidlofsky
Social Media: Emese Elkind, Jaime Goodman
Meetings: Every week on Mondays after school (2:45 pm)
Social Media:
@femnss
Staff Advisor:
Fiona Leishman – fiona.leishman@tdsb.on.ca

Film Club

Purpose: To talk about films and issues in the film industry, with like-minded people.
Executive: Annie Lague, Hannah Taylor, Avery Domingues, Georgia Spafford
Meetings: Every week, on Mondays at 4:00 pm
Social Media:
@nssfilmclub
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Reed – warren.reed@student.tdsb.on.ca

Financial Trading Club

Purpose: To teach members how to trade in financial markets. Some activities include reading candlestick price charts, performing Fundamental and Technical Analysis on securities, learning how to profit from price fluctuations in any market (up or down) and more.
Executive: Stefan Hudea, Max Besshaposhnikov, Austin Ngo
Meetings: Twice a week: Monday and Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Social Media:
@nss.trading
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Brown – mike.brown@tdsb.on.ca

French Club

Purpose: To learn about French culture.
Executive: Lauren Altomare, Olivia Markham, Olivia Greer, Marija Buzanin
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays at 4pm
Social Media:
@nss.frenchclub
Staff Advisor:
Mme Moulton – lori-ann.moulton@tdsb.on.ca

Get Fit

Purpose: To provide students with their weekly dose of cardio/exhaustion/pushups in a fun-filled, energetic environment.
Executive: Sonia Wu, Jamie PM, Jack Fingerle, Abby Sullivan, Zoe Iczkovitz, Gabriel Wood, Cat Gadalova, Laila Somani
Meetings: Every week on Friday Morning from 7am
Social Media:
@nssgetfit
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Gana – daniel.gana@student.tdsb.on.ca

Girls Athletic Association (GAA)

Purpose: Represents girls athletics at Northern while running intramurals, score keeping, organizing athletic assemblies and the end of year athletic banquet.
Executive:
Presidents: Tess Farnel
Vice Presidents: Keira Cullen, Maddie Wong
Secretary: Leah Witten
Statistician: Joanna Kolovos
Publicity: Maggie Murphy
Social Media: Chiara Carcasol
Senator: Katie Soro
Intamurals: D’Yana Davis, Peyton Lowe, Astoria Yen, Kathleen Donnelly
Fundraising: Mae Hunter, Avery Domingues, Erynn Levy
Meetings: Every week on Wednesdays at 4pm
Social Media:
@nss.baa.gaa
Staff Advisor:
Terri-Lynn Hedgcock

Girls Reaching Out

Purpose: Better the mental health of female and femme presenting students at northern.
Executive: Veda Patel, Saima Islam, Lauren Dzuba, Vishakha Desai, Kennedy Hedgecock, Maggie Chong, Betty Negussie
Meetings: Every week on Wednesdays at 5pm
Social Media:
@gro.nss
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Filinski – jessica.filinski@tdsb.on.ca

HOSA

Purpose: A meeting place for people interested in taking part of HOSA Canada’s competitions/workshops. News and info will be told to all participants and help will be offered to anyone who needs it.
Executive:
Presidents: Jeremy Zhu, Sophia D’Agostino
Vice President: Caleigh Pribaz
Secretary: Sydney Farrant
Communication: Nadalin Greenfield
Social Media: Claire Alden
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays from 4:30pm, virtually
Social Media:
@northernhosa
Staff Advisor:
Kanaesu, Salini – salini.kanaesu@tdsb.on.ca

Investment Club

Purpose: To learn about investing and the stock market as well as engage in a virtual stock market simulator.
Executive:
Presidents: Rory Martin, Oliver Schecter
Vice Presidents: Chiara Carcasole, Sophie Pinfold
Social Media Head: Taio Yacht
Advisor: Nadim Fahs
Meetings: TBA
Social Media:
@nss.investment
Staff Advisor:
Chris Stergiou – chris.stergiou@tdsb.on.ca

Jewish Heritage Club

Purpose: TBA
Executive: Adam Shibi Rosen, Sam Drimmer, Aviv Cohen, Hannah Rusak, Jesse Steiner-Mayman, Gabbi Zigelman
Meetings: TBA
Social Media:
TBA
Staff Advisor:
Dara Siegal, Orli Lubinsky (Bien)

L2L Peer Tutoring

Purpose: To help students with homework, studying, and to catch up on school.
Executive: Amelie Gal, Laura Seceleanu, Alessia Novielli, Fiona Xu, Sonja Lang, Dorie Dwosh
Meetings: Varies
Social Media:
@nsspeertutors
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Vibert – april.vibert@tdsb.on.ca

Latin Club

Purpose: Introducing the student population to ancient civilization and language, namely Latin with some focus on Greek.
Executive: Katrina Siew, Fiona Xu, Noam Tal-Siegel, Lucas Kipping-Munoz
Meetings: Every week on Tuesdays after school (2:45pm)
Social Media:
@nss.latinclub
Staff Advisor:
James Knox – james.knox@tdsb.on.ca

Law Society

Purpose: To foster interest and knowledge in law and train for the OJEN mock trial tournament.
Executive: Lauren Altomare, Finesse Lunsky, Hannah Fralick, Anika Grieve, Ben Angel, Sierra Benayon-Abraham, Isaac Maas, Sonia Wu.
Meetings: Every week on Wednesdays during lunch, ideally outside
Social Media:
@northernmocktrial
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Maltaric – damir.maltaric@tdsb.on.ca

MESA

Purpose: To encourage discussion of math, science, and engineering, in a fun and exciting way.
Executive: Sophia D’Agostino, Dorie Dwosh, Alessia Novielli, Ezra Sussman, Vivian Chiang
Meetings: Biweekly on Mondays at 4:00pm
Social Media:
@northernmesa
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Baird – darren.baird@tdsb.on.ca

Model UN

Purpose: To Model the United Nations and for our members to learn about its processes.
Executive: Lauren Altomare, Jacob Lewis, Jack McIver, Hana Greenberg, Nyla Hanna, Rachel Goldschleger
Meetings: Every week on Mondays after school (2:45pm)
Social Media:
@northernmun
Staff Advisor:
Peter Wade – peter.wade@tdsb.on.ca

NEMO: Northern’s Environmental Organization

Purpose: NEMO aims to raise awareness about environmental issues, as well as fundraise and plan events to promote change within the community.
Executive: Davis Dejean, Claire Hu, Riley Fowler, Mia Cole, Sierra Benayon Abraham, Claire Alden, Avery Domingues, Mara Chintea, Caroline Knoke, Alianna Craig
Meetings: Biweekly on Thursdays at lunch
Social Media:
@nss_nemo
Staff Advisor:
Andrew Primmer – andrew.primmer@tdsb.on.ca

No Means No NSS

Purpose: No Means No NSS aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence and educate students about what rape culture is.
Executive:
Presidents: Ekra Myeta, Finesse Lunsky
Vice-President: Marija Buzanin
Secretaries: Michelle Zhao, Vinusha Uthayakumar
Treasurer: Hannah Fralick
Heads of Advertising: Jamie Paradi-Maropakis, Emese Elkind
Head of Communications: Emma Weidman
Head of Events: Sonia Wu
Head of Fundraising: Kennedy Hedgcock
Head of Social Media: Felix Masemann-Gray
Photographer: Milica Cvetkovic
Grade 11 Rep: Layla Dowlut
Grade 12 Rep: Linnea Lofstrom-Abary
Meetings: Weekly on Mondays during lunch at the bleachers by the football field
Social Media:
@no_means_no_nss
Staff Advisors:

Ms. Stassis – melanie.stassis@tdsb.on.ca
Mr. Zalewski – paul.zalewski@tdsb.on.ca

Northern Ethics Team

Purpose: To practice for participation in the Ontario Ethics Bowl, and to engage in philosophical reasoning/discussion.
Executive: Laila Somani and Catherine Gadalova, Ellen Edmonds-Whyte, Sofia Szabo, Larissa Satram, Agastya Kushari, Alianna Craig
Meetings: Every week on Tuesdays:
In-person: 2:45pm
Virtually: 4:00pm
Social Media:
@nss.ethics
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Dingwall – timothy.dingwall@tdsb.on.ca

Northern’s Acapella Club

Purpose: The purpose of Northern’s Acapella Club is to create a space where singers come together to sing and create performances for our music concerts.
Executive: Sydney Kendall
Meetings: Every week on Friday
During COVID: Virtually at 3:30pm
Usual: In-person at lunch
Social Media:
@nss.acapella
Staff Advisor:
Paul Newman – paul.newman2@tdsb.on.ca

NSS Rocketry Club

Purpose: General discussion of aerospace related topics, design and construction of model rockets.
Executive: William Sauvageau, Noah Rosen, Lucas Cepler, Julian Daneman, Quinn Woodlock
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays at 3:00pm
Social Media:
@nssrocketryclub
Staff Advisor:
Yvon Cote – yvon.cote@tdsb.on.ca

NSSPALS

Purpose: NSSPALS is a club committed to creating a welcoming environment for ELL students at Northern. It is a mentoring opportunity for PALs who are paired with ELL students.
Executive: Davis Dejean, Veronica Wood, Taio Yacht, Michelle Zhao, Anika Grieve
Meetings: After school (2:45pm)
General Members: Biweekly on Wednesdays
Exec Members: Opposite Wednesdays of the General Members’ Meeting date
Social Media:
@nsspals
Staff Advisors:

Chana Boxer – chana.boxer@tdsb.on.ca
Sherry Smither – sherry.smither@tdsb.on.ca

Operation Smile

Purpose: To raise money for Operation Smile.
Executive: Alessia Novielli, Katie Soro, Dorie Dwosh, Larissa Martas
Meetings: Biweekly on Monday at 4pm
Social Media:
@nss.operationsmile
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Lee – zaneta.lee@tdsb.on.ca

Pay it Forward Association

Purpose: The Pay it Forward Association is a student organization at Northern that is dedicated to encouraging students to give back to their local community through community service actions.
Executive:
President: Sierra Benayon-Abraham
Vice President: Mia Cole
Head of Events: Sydney Kendall, Sarah Caplan
Head of Social Media: Ben Hopkins
Head of Advertising: Monica Stef
Head of Volunteers: Bridgitte Dover, Erynn Levy
Senator: Sonya Wu
Secretary: Talia Larry
Head of Communications: Nadalin Greenfield, Vinusha Uthayakumar
Senior Head of Public Outreach: Finesse Lunsky
Junior Head of Public Outreach: Alice Viana
Meetings: Biweekly on Thursdays at lunch
Social Media:
@nss.payitforward
Staff Advisor:
Warren Reed – warren.reed@tdsb.on.ca

Reach for the Top

Purpose: Trivia competition.
Executive: Max Friedman Cole
Meetings: Thursdays at lunch
Social Media: Google Classroom
Staff Advisor: Adam Dahlke – adam.dahlke@tdsb.on.ca

Robotics Club

Purpose: Students and members to learn more about stem and participate in various activities and challenges. We’re going to be learning about the electrical mechanical and software of robots.
Executive: Olivia Markham, Claire Breton, Hailey Kim, William Sauvageau
Meetings: Tuesdays after school
Social Media:
@nss.roboticsclub, Google Classroom: h7kegym
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Wong – stephen.wong@tdsb.on.ca

Smartrisk

Purpose: To teach people that it’s ok to take risks, but we can be responsible about it. To raise awareness about preventable accidents.
Executive: Sophia Ansari, Taylor Dalton, Oliver Schecter
Meetings: TBA
Social Media:
@northernsmartrisk
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Hicks – sara.hicks@tdsb.on.ca

Social Justice Club

Purpose: To talk about, educate, and inform the student body about social justice topics and issues.
Executive: President: Abby Sullivan
Junior President: Astoria Yen
Exec Members: Lauren Hewat, Ekra Myeta, Jamie Paradi-Maropakis, Kinda Chehab, Alessia Novielli, Melat Berhane, Ava Goldstein
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays after school (2:45pm)
Social Media:
@nss.socialjustice
Staff Advisor:
Ms.Leishman – fiona.leishman@student.tdsb.on.ca

Spanish Club

Purpose: To provide a space for students to practice their Spanish language abilities and to celebrate Spanish culture.
Executive: Lynsey Moses, Ezra Sussman, Sivan Katerinakis
Meetings: Every week on Tuesdays at lunch
Social Media:
@nss.spanishclub
Staff Advisor:
Daniel Gana – daniel.gana@tdsb.on.ca

Stage Crew

Purpose: Providing tech and doing any tech work (lights, microphones, spotlights, etc.) for assemblies, auditorium events and performances.
Executive:
Heads: Mila Cejovic, Mia Cole
Senator: Bridget Gill
Head of Social Media: Maya Rueda-Cohen
Head of Volunteers: Zoe Russel
Meetings: Once a month on Mondays after lunch
Social Media:
@stagecrewnss
Staff Advisor:
Mr. Halling – eric.halling@tdsb.on.ca

The Garden Project Association

Purpose: The purpose of the Garden Club is to tend to the Northern gardens, have plant/garden related events such as plant sales or education days and making gardening and plants more accessible to Northern.
Executive:
President: Mia Cole
Vice President: Mila Cejovic
Head of Social Media: Hannah Gorab
Plant Educator: Annie Mai
Head of Events: Beatrice Smith
Treasurer: Hailey Kim
Head of General Members: Hanaa Layla Hakem
Head of Communications: Maya Rueda-Cohen
Senator: Maya Kornhauser
Meetings: Every week on Tuesdays at lunch
Social Media:
@nssgardenproject
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Signorile – stephanie.signorile@tdsb.on.ca

Unicornucopia Club

Purpose: To share fun facts, play games and trivia, and have fun.
Executive: Finesse Lunsky, Kennedy Hedgcock, Sonia Wu, Michelle Zhao, Vinusha Uthayakumar, Hannah Fralick, Josh Fralick
Meetings: Biweekly on Friday at lunch
Social Media:
@northern_unicornucopia
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Hedcock – terri-lynn.hedgcock@tdsb.on.ca

United Way

Purpose: To fundraise money for the United Way Organization and raise awareness about poverty.
Executive: Maddie Wong and Alianna Craig
Meetings: Last Monday of every month (for general members)
Social Media:
@nssunitedway
Staff Advisor:
Jonathan Isaac – jonathan.isaac@tdsb.on.ca

WellNSS

Purpose: To spread awareness about mental health and mental illness. Our goal is To foster a community where discussing mental health is encouraged, to offer resources and strategies to promote mental health, and to reduce the stigma around it.
Executive: Eli Sidlofsky, Vinusha Uthuyakumar, Mara Chintea, Nadalin Greenfield, Agustya Kushari.
Meetings:
Exec Members: Once a week
General Members: Once a month
Social Media:
@northernwellnss
Staff Advisors:

Mrs. Molloy – jennifer.molloy@tdsb.on.ca
Mrs. MacPhee – jennifer.macphee@tdsb.on.ca

Yearbook

Purpose: We create Northern’s yearbook each year, and have fun.
Executive: Vivian Chiang, Finesse Lunsky, Ryan Stainsby
Meetings: Every week on Thursdays in room 111 at lunch
Social Media:
@northern.yearbook
Staff Advisor:
Ms. Usin-Rojas – leslie.usin-rojas@tdsb.on.ca

4 thoughts on “Clubs and Associations”

  1. { went to Northern from 1959 t0 1963.I have a lot of great memories. I was wondering if there still is a rifle club? In those years we had to take part being part of army cadets and all the male classes had one big day when all the classes went out on the field to be paraded in front of high ranking soldiers from the army. Great school.

    1. I believe we don’t have a rifle club now, and I am delighted to hear that you have great memories from Northern.

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