Category: News Releases

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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Bernard Murray Acclaimed as President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association

NEWS RELEASE Bernard Murray Acclaimed as President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, April 25, 2006—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce that Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board trustee, Bernard Murray, has been acclaimed as President of OCSTA at the Annual General Meeting held on April [...]

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Brenda Kormendy to Represent Interests of Provincial Catholic School Boards on CCSTA Board

NEWS RELEASE Brenda Kormendy to Represent Interests of Provincial Catholic School Boards on CCSTA Board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, April 26, 2006—Brenda Kormendy, Chair of the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, was recently acclaimed as the official Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) Representative on the board of directors for the Canadian Catholic School [...]

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Ministry Acknowledgement of Salary Shortfall a Positive Step for Education

NEWS RELEASE Ministry Acknowledgement of Salary Shortfall a Positive Step for Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, June 13, 2006—“OCSTA is pleased to see a significant increase in the overall allocation for education and an acknowledgement of the salary gap problem that we have identified to the Ministry,” said Bernard Murray, President of the Ontario Catholic [...]

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Catholic School Trustees Welcome New Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Trustees Welcome New Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto (September 18, 2006)—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) welcomes the appointment of MPP, Kathleen Wynne as the new Minister of Education. OCSTA believes the new Minister will bring important insight to this leadership role given her prior experience [...]

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Catholic School Boards Welcome Government Focus on Values and Character Development

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Boards Welcome Government Focus on Values and Character Development FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, October 18, 2006—“Catholic schools in Ontario have a 150-year tradition of nurturing academic, spiritual and character development in our students,” said OCSTA President Bernard Murray. “As such, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association welcomes the provincial government’s new [...]

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Ontario Catholic School Boards Welcome Trustee Website

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Catholic School Boards Welcome Trustee Website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, October 24, 2006—“The Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association is pleased to support the launch of a new interactive website for parents and others interested in school board leadership and education in this province,” said Bernard Murray, President of the Ontario Catholic School [...]

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Catholic School Boards Welcome Increased Program Choices Made Possible by Learning to 18 Legislation

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Boards Welcome Increased Program Choices Made Possible by Learning to 18 Legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (December 13, 2006)—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is encouraged by the greater range of program choices made possible by the recent passage of Bill 52 - Learning to 18.. “Catholic school boards are dedicated [...]

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Catholic School Trustees Welcome Timely Announcement

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Trustees Welcome Timely Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (March 19, 2007)—“We congratulate the Minister of Education for the timely announcement of the Grants for Student Needs. Receiving this information in mid-March will greatly assist school boards in the 2007-08 budget planning process,” said Paula Peroni, Vice President of the Ontario Catholic [...]

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Catholic School Board Association Election Results

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Catholic School Board Association Election Results Toronto, May 4, 2007—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce that the following trustees have been elected/acclaimed to the position of Regional Director during the April 27th Annual General Meeting in Toronto: Region 1: Peter Delguidice, Northeastern CDSB – Acclaimed [...]

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Catholic School Boards Welcome New Funding Announcement

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Boards Welcome New Funding Announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (August 14, 2007) —“This is a good news story for our boards,” said Bernard Murray, President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) reacting to Premier Dalton McGuinty’s announcement today of an additional investment of $182 million in Ontario’s elementary and [...]

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Catholic School Boards Vigorously Oppose Any Attempt to Disrupt Ontario’s Publicly Funded Catholic Schools

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Boards Vigorously Oppose Any Attempt to Disrupt Ontario’s Publicly Funded Catholic Schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 24, 2007—“I speak on behalf of the 650,000 students in Catholic schools and the 2.4 million Catholic school ratepayers who support our system, when I express my deep dismay at the assault launched today by [...]

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OCSTA Welcomes Government’s Continued Focus on Education

NEWS RELEASE OCSTA Welcomes Government’s Continued Focus on Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, March 26—“The $315 million increase in education funding for 2008-09 is a clear recognition of education as a continuing provincial priority,” said Bernard Murray, president of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). A number of initiatives included in the March 25 [...]

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Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees’ Elect New Leadership At Association’s 78th Annual General Meeting

NEWS RELEASE Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees’ Elect New Leadership At Association’s 78th Annual General Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—April 29, 2008—Over 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered last week in Niagara Falls to elect new executive members during the 78th Annual General Meeting of the OCSTA membership. OCSTA is pleased [...]

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Cooperation Key to Catholic School System’s Collective Bargaining Success

NEWS RELEASE Cooperation Key to Catholic School System’s Collective Bargaining Success FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—November 27, 2008—Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic school boards are pleased to acknowledge that the negotiations for new four-year collective agreements covering all elementary and secondary teachers in the province’s publicly-funded Catholic schools have successfully concluded. As well, collective agreements with other [...]

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Education Remains a Priority in Provincial Budget

NEWS RELEASE Education Remains a Priority in Provincial Budget FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO—March 27, 2009—The 2009-10 Ontario Budget continues to recognize the province's publicly funded education system as a provincial priority within a very challenging economic environment. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) views the education allocation in the budget as a welcome affirmation [...]

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Finding Good News in Challenging Times: Ontario’s Catholic Schools

NEWS RELEASE Finding Good News in Challenging Times: Ontario’s Catholic Schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto (May 4, 2009) - From May 3-8, Ontario's Catholic school boards will be celebrating Catholic Education Week which is this year celebrating the theme "Catholic Education: Good News for All." This annual promotion celebrates the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools [...]

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Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees’ Elect New Directors to Provincial Board At Association’s 79th Annual General Meeting

NEWS RELEASE Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees’ Elect New Directors to Provincial Board At Association’s 79th Annual General Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—May 13, 2009—Over 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered last week in Toronto to elect Regional Directors to the Association’s Board during the 79th Annual General Meeting of the [...]

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Catholic School Boards Welcome Full-Day Learning

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Boards Welcome Full-Day Learning FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto–October 28, 2009–The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) welcomes the government’s announcement on full-day learning for four- and five-year olds. Research consistently indicates that the positive impact of a comprehensive early learning program on a child’s development is significant and lasts a lifetime. [...]

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Veteran Educational Leader to take the Helm at Catholic School Board Group

NEWS RELEASE Veteran Educational Leader to take the Helm at Catholic School Board Group FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—December 2, 2009—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association—the only organization speaking on behalf of publicly funded Catholic school boards in the province—has appointed veteran educational leader Kevin Kobus to take over the reins in May of 2010. The [...]

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Catholic Trustees Elect New Leadership and Welcome Minister of Education at 80th Annual General Meeting

NEWS RELEASE Catholic Trustees Elect New Leadership and Welcome Minister of Education at 80th Annual General Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—May 3, 2010—Almost 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered last week in Thunder Bay to elect new executive members during the 80th Annual General Meeting of the OCSTA membership. OCSTA [...]

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Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Catholic Education Acknowledged at Group’s Annual Awards Event

NEWS RELEASE Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Catholic Education Acknowledged at Group’s Annual Awards Event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PICTURES ATTACHED Toronto—May 6, 2010—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) presented two trustees with the provincial OCSTA Award of Merit for outstanding leadership and service to Catholic education during the group’s recent Annual General Meeting [...]

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Catholic School Trustees Applaud Flexibility in Extended Day Program Delivery

NEWS RELEASE Catholic School Trustees Applaud Flexibility in Extended Day Program Delivery FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—December 16, 2010—“The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association welcomes the government’s proposal to give school boards the flexibility to determine locally a method by which the JK/K Extended Day Program will be delivered. Allowing boards to partner with third party [...]

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OCSTA Welcomes Return of Trustee Governance

NEWS RELEASE OCSTA Welcomes Return of Trustee Governance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—January 28, 2011—“I am very pleased that the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will resume full governance control of the board,” said Nancy Kirby, President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). As elected officials, trustees’ perspectives reflect those [...]

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Ontario Budget Protects Education During Recovery: OCSTA

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Budget Protects Education During Recovery: OCSTA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—March 29, 2011—“The government’s deliberate focus on protecting education during this period of economic recovery is encouraging,” said OCSTA president, Nancy Kirby in response to the release today of the 2011 Ontario Budget. While the budget announcement reaffirmed the government’s planned roll out [...]

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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 5, 2011—Over 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered last week in Toronto to acknowledge and honour the publicly elected men and women who dedicate their time and effort to addressing the needs of students and families [...]

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Education Remains a Priority in Provincial Budget

NEWS RELEASE Education Remains a Priority in Provincial Budget FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, March 27, 2012 – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) views today’s budget announcement regarding education funding as a commitment to maintaining the government’s current education strategy. The announcement also reflects bold decisions to address current economic realities. “Today’s budget announcement [...]

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OCSTA Executive Officers Acclaimed at 82nd AGM

NEWS RELEASE OCSTA Executive Officers Acclaimed at 82nd AGM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, April 30, 2012 – Over 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered in Kingston, Ontario last week to witness the installation of the Association’s executive officers during the 82nd Annual General Meeting of the OCSTA membership. OCSTA is [...]

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Legislation Does Not Put Students First

NEWS RELEASE Legislation Does Not Put Students First FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, August 16, 2012 – Today’s announcement of proposed legislation to dictate the terms and processes for labour negotiations in Ontario’s public schools attempts to infringe upon the democratic role and historic success of education in this province. The bargaining process currently in place [...]

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Bad Policies Do Not Put Students First

News Release Bad Policies Do Not Put Students First TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012/CNW/ School boards in this province have serious concerns about the proposed legislation, Putting Students First. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association feels strongly that the parents of Ontario expect school boards to protect the quality of education in the classroom and the [...]

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Media Advisory: Bad Policies Do Not Put Students First

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012/CNW/ Yesterday the Minister of Education, The Hon. Laurel Broten, announced revisions to the government’s proposed legislation, Putting Students First, that would remove segments placing restrictions on the system-wide use of diagnostic assessment data to help students and introducing seniority as a key determining factor in the hiring of teachers. Today Catholic [...]

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YouTube Video Contest Highlights the Value of Ontario’s Unique School System

NEWS RELEASE YouTube Video Contest Highlights the Value of Ontario’s Unique School System FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—January 11, 2013—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) announced today the winners of a unique YouTube short video contest for high school students designed to highlight the value of education in Ontario’s Catholic schools. Last fall OCSTA invited [...]

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OCSTA Congratulates Premier-designate: Kathleen Wynne

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association Congratulates Premier-designate, Kathleen Wynne FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to congratulate Kathleen Wynne as the new leader of the Liberal Party and the next Premier of Ontario. “As a former school trustee for the largest school board in [...]

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OSCTA Welcomes Pope Francis

TORONTO, March 15, 2013— The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) welcomes Pope Francis, as the 266th Bishop of Rome and the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.1 billion members throughout the world. “On behalf of Catholic school trustees who serve as guardians, stewards and advocates for the 600,000 students in [...]

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Association Welcomes Return of Board Control to Trustees

NEWS RELEASE   Toronto—November 28, 2013—“In our education system it is the publicly elected school trustee who represents the interests and aspirations of parents. That is an important and integral role in public education which is why today the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association welcomes the news that the order vesting the supervision of the [...]

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Video Series Profiles the Distinctive Focus of Catholic Education

http://youtu.be/jBj1vfyxcIo Toronto—January 14, 2013—Today the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association launched on social media a short-video series to help Ontarians better understand the Catholic segment of the province’s unique public education system. "When students attend a Catholic school it’s generally understood that students will learn in an environment that focuses on provincial curriculum milestones as [...]

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Video Contest Celebrates Catholic Education

NEWS RELEASE Toronto—January 21, 2014—As part of Ontario’s diverse and vibrant public school system, Catholic schools have a distinctive faith-based approach to education that is rooted in Gospel teachings. Catholic schools celebrate this distinctiveness in many ways throughout the year including the semi-annual Faith in Our Future Short Video Contest for students (hosted on the [...]

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Catholic Education Group Appoints new Director for Legislative Affairs

NEWS RELEASE Toronto—April 4, 2014— Toronto – The Board of Directors for the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Takacs as Director, Legislative and Political Affairs effective April 14, 2014. “The OCSTA hiring committee was very impressed with Ms. Takacs breadth of experience in the legislative and [...]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Pope Francis Reaches out to Ontario Students

FOR ASSIGNMENT EDITORS Pope Francis. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario now has a unique connection to Pope Francis. Two Ontario students are in receipt of a letter from the Vatican containing the Pope’s personal response to a special request made by Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Student, Madeline Ellepola [...]

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Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees Elect Niagara area Chairperson to Leadership Role

NEWS RELEASE Toronto—April 28, 2014—Over 200 members of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered last week in Niagara Falls to acknowledge and honour the publicly elected men and women who dedicate their time and effort to addressing the needs of students and families in Catholic schools. Kathy Burtnik, chairperson for the Niagara Catholic [...]

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Ontario Students Create Unique YouTube Videos About Life and Hope

Faith in Our Future - Advent Video Contest FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—January 21, 2015—Students in grades 4 to 12 at Ontario’s Catholic schools recently created unique 2-minute videos about life, hope, love and acceptance as part of a video contest sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). Today the Association announced first, second [...]

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Celebrating the Launch of Catholic Education Week and Student Youth Day

NEWS RELEASE Toronto—April 30, 2015—Catholic Education Week in Ontario happens next week, from May 3-8,  but this year students have added a new component to the event—the first ever Ontario Catholic Student Youth day (#OCSYD) happening on May 7, 2015. Premier of Ontario, The Hon. Kathleen Wynne, celebrities Rick Mercer and Catholic school alumnus, Enrico [...]

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Catholic School Trustees Honour Service, Elect New Leaders

NEWS RELEASE Toronto—May 4, 2015—On the occasion of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association’s (OCSTA) 85th Anniversary, over 200 delegates gathered on May 1, for the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto to elect regional representatives to the board and to acknowledge and honour the service and commitment of Catholic trustees. “I’m inspired by the [...]

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OCSTA Appoints New Executive Director

  Nick Milanetti Toronto—June 9, 2015 – The Board of Directors for the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Milanetti as the Association’s Executive Director, effective August 1, 2015. Mr. Milanetti is an accomplished Catholic educator with more than 30 years’ experience at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District [...]

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Catholic School Trustees’ Group Remains Committed to Discussions

Toronto—July 24, 2015—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) appreciates the opportunity provided today to dialogue with the premier, the minister of education, Ontario’s trustee associations and our teacher affiliates, on the collective bargaining process. This morning’s discussions reaffirmed OCSTA’s view that negotiations must resume in order to continue focusing on achieving acceptable agreements, prior [...]

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OCSTA, OECTA and the Government Reach a Tentative Agreement

Toronto—August 25, 2015 "I am pleased to report that the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association and the provincial government have together successfully negotiated a tentative agreement on central terms of a collective agreement for both elementary and secondary teachers in Ontario's Catholic 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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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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Council of Trustees, EWAO and the Provincial Government Reach Tentative Agreement

TORONTO, November 23, 2015—“I’m pleased to acknowledge that on November 21, the Council of Trustees' Association - comprised of Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques; the Ontario Public School Board Association and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) - successfully negotiated a tentative settlement on central terms of a collective agreement with the Education [...]

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Ontario Students Create Unique YouTube Videos about Gospel Values

The Toronto Catholic DSB's Senator O'Connor College School's submission focused on charity and compassion for those in need in downtown Toronto. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—December 9, 2015—Acts of kindness and compassion in Ontario’s schools and communities is the focus of a short-video award program announced today by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). Ontario’s [...]

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Social Investments in Ontario Budget Good for Education

Toronto, February 26, 2016 -- The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) views the recent provincial budget announcement as confirmation of the government’s commitment to providing stable funding in education while paying particular attention to those factors that contribute to the health and well being of children. “As we prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s economy, [...]

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OCSTA Names New Legislative Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto—March 4, 2016– The Board of Directors for the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Andrews as the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, effective March 21, 2016. Dr. Andrews is an accomplished public affairs executive and registered lobbyist with more than 20 years’ [...]

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Theme of Mercy Launches Catholic Education Week in Ontario

TORONTO-May 2, 2016— Catholic Education Week happens May 1-6, 2016 at Ontario's Catholic schools, their parishes and surrounding communities. This year's theme for Catholic Education Week takes its inspiration from the "Year of Mercy" that was announced by Pope Francis as "a time of grace, peace, conversion and joy." During the week, Catholic schools in Ontario [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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