Author: Ashlee Cabral

OCSTA Welcomes Commitment to Strengthening Rural and Northern Education

NEWS RELEASE OCSTA Welcomes Commitment to Strengthening Rural and Northern Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO–June 28, 2017–The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) views today’s announced changes to the Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) process and key funding enhancements for rural and northern schools as a positive step towards addressing the distinctive needs and concerns of [...]

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Announcement Responds to OCSTA Concerns about Equitable Access to Broadband Connectivity

NEWS RELEASE Announcement Responds to OCSTA Concerns about Equitable Access to Broadband Connectivity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO—May 15, 2017—OCSTA is encouraged by the Ministry of Education’s announcement today of an initiative to improve access to high-speed connectivity in schools across Ontario. The roll out of the first wave of improved broadband access will impact 73,000 [...]

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Themes of Reconciliation and Renewal Launch Catholic Education Week in Ontario

NEWS RELEASE Themes of Reconciliation and Renewal Launch Catholic Education Week in Ontario FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO—May 1, 2017—This week all of Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools will be celebrating the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to local communities, the province and to Canada. Catholic Education Week runs from April 30 to May [...]

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Catholic School Trustees Honour Service, Elect New Leaders

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Trustees Honour Service, Elect New Leaders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—May 1, 2017—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce the results of its Annual General Meeting election held on April 28. “I want to thank all candidates who stepped forward to be a part of this election. Serving [...]

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Mourning the Passing of Former OCSTA Director, Trustee Betty-Ann Kealey

OCSTA is deeply saddened by the passing of former OCSTA Board of Directors member, Betty-Ann Kealey, a trustee with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Following is the news release issued by the Ottawa Catholic School Board: Ottawa Catholic School Board mourns loss of Trustee Betty-Ann Kealey The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is greatly saddened [...]

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Ontario Students Create 2-Minute Videos About Catholic Schools

Toronto—January 13, 2017—What’s in a name…of a school? Students at Ontario’s Catholic schools answered that question in 2-minute videos as part of a contest sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). The winning videos were announced today. "A lot of thought goes into naming Catholic schools and for good reason as names have a role [...]

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Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth – Early Registration Ends November 30

The following Conference is being shared with OCSTA members. Please note that the early discounted registration period ends on November 30. A conference for policy makers, researchers, youth advocates, educators, mental health, youth justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention of relationship violence and promotion of youth well-being in families, schools and communities. [...]

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Toronto CDSB Soccer Team Helps Students in Attawapiskat

The Senior Boys Soccer Team at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton wants to help the students of Attawapiskat.  The recent unfortunate events there sparked a desire in these young student-athletes to reach out to their counterparts at Vezina Secondary School.  They visited Attawapiskat June 18th to 24th to implement a soccer camp at the school with the [...]

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Council of Trustees, CUPE and Provincial Government Reach Tentative Deal

TORONTO, November 2, 2015–“I am pleased to report that the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) as part of the Council of Trustees’ Associations and the provincial government have together successfully negotiated a tentative agreement on central terms of a collective agreement for CUPE education workers in Ontario’s schools,” said Kathy Burtnik, President of OCSTA. [...]

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Central Terms Ratified for Collective Agreement between Catholic School Boards and Teachers

TORONTO, September 18, 2015—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is pleased to announce the ratification of central terms for a new three year collective agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association. “The process of labour negotiations involves a commitment to understanding the perspectives, the interests and the experiences of all parties involved. The agreement [...]

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