Category: News Releases
Nov 28, 2013
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 [...]Read More
Jan 14, 2014
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 [...]Read More
Jan 21, 2014
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 [...]Read More
Apr 28, 2014
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 [...]Read More
Apr 28, 2014
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 [...]Read More
Apr 28, 2014
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 [...]Read More
Mar 9, 2015
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 [...]Read More
Apr 30, 2015
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 [...]Read More
Jun 9, 2015
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 [...]Read More
Jul 27, 2015
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 [...]Read More
Sep 18, 2015
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 [...]Read More
Nov 2, 2015
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. [...]Read More
Dec 9, 2015
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 [...]Read More
May 2, 2016
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 [...]Read More
May 3, 2016
TORONTO, May 2, 2016—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce that Patrick J. Daly, Chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB, has been elected President of OCSTA at the Association’s 86th Annual General Meeting held on April 29, 2016. Mr. Daly has extensive experience as a provincial education leader having served as a [...]Read More
Jan 16, 2017
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 [...]Read More
May 1, 2017
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 [...]Read More
May 1, 2017
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 [...]Read More
May 16, 2017
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 [...]Read More
Jun 28, 2017
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 [...]Read More
Mar 21, 2018
NEWS RELEASE The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association Welcomes Investment in Youth Mental Health FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto – March 21, 2018 – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association commends and applauds the provincial government’s investment of an additional $2.1 billion into services and strategies to address mental health needs and addiction in Ontario. The [...]Read More
Mar 26, 2018
NEWS RELEASE OCSTA Welcomes Provincial Government’s Strong Commitment to Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto – March 26, 2018 – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association welcomes the provincial government’s release today of the 2017-18 Grants for Student Needs (GSN). “Today’s government announcement demonstrates a commitment to increasing resources to better address special education needs of [...]Read More
Apr 30, 2018
NEWS RELEASE Beverley Eckensweiler Acclaimed as President of OCSTA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto – April 30, 2018 – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce that Beverley Eckensweiler, Chair of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, was acclaimed as President of OCSTA at the Association’s Annual General Meeting and Conference on [...]Read More
May 1, 2018
NEWS RELEASE 2018 OCSTA Awards Recipients FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – May 1, 2018 – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) Awards Program recognizes Catholic Trustees, Student Trustees and other leaders in Catholic education who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to others while exemplifying the values that are at the core of Catholic [...]Read More
May 7, 2018
NEWS RELEASE Catholic Education Week in Ontario Highlights Catholic Youth Day and Service FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – May 7, 2018 – This week students, parents, teachers, staff and communities across Ontario will be celebrating the significant contribution that Catholic education has made to life in this province. New this year will be the launch [...]Read More
Jan 18, 2019
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – January 18, 2019—As part of Ontario’s diverse and vibrant public school system, Catholic schools have a distinctive faith-based approach to education. That approach is rooted in a perspective that honours the dignity of every person and recognizes the shared responsibility for each other, all people share as Stewards [...]Read More
Apr 12, 2019
NEWS RELEASEOCSTA Responds to Provincial BudgetFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETORONTO – April 11, 2019—While today’s provincial budget echoes many initiatives in education announced in recent weeks, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is concerned that education funding after next year will effectively not increase creating considerable challenges for Ontario’s vibrant and distinctive education system.“Today’s budget confirms the [...]Read More
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