Catholic Student Youth Day

We are pleased to announce that on May 3rd, during Catholic Education Week, our system will once again celebrate Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day (OCSYD). Over the last several years our provincial student trustee leadership team has taken on the task of planning an engaging and interactive event to inform and inspire Catholic youth in our system. Below (and attached to this memo) is the program outlining the sessions planned for the 2023 Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day Seminar.

Please note that this will be a virtual seminar hosted on OCSTA’s Zoom platform and offered at no cost to CDSB students. This event will start at 9:30 a.m. and will close with the Catholic Education Week Provincial Mass, celebrated by His Grace Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto. The celebration of the Eucharist will be presented via live-stream from St. Michael’s Cathedral.

Following is the link to view the Provincial Mass live-stream from St. Michael’s Cathedral: A separate Zoom link for the OCSYD Seminar will be sent to registered board contacts prior to the event.

Students in grades 7 -12 at Ontario’s Catholic school boards can register for this event by contacting their local Catholic school board.

Registration deadline is Monday, May 1st.

Students who attend this special event will be receiving an OCSTA certificate of appreciation for their attendance and participation.

Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day Schedule

Catholic Education Week Theme: We are Many, We are One

9:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Stephanie De Castro, OSTA-AECO Catholic Board Council President

Patrick Daly, OCSTA President

10:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Luke Stocking, Public Engagement Director, Development & Peace

11:00 am

Workshop Sessions

Workshop 1: Sharing Social Justice Initiatives, Luke Stocking & Development & Peace

Workshop 2: Youth Faith Formation, Greg Rogers

Workshop 3: Ontario Catholic e-Learning Courses, Catholic Virtual Ontario

12:00 pm


12:30 pm

Featured Speaker

Fr. Joshua Roldan, Director of the Office of Catholic Youth at the Archdiocese of Toronto

1:00 pm

Raffle & Closing Remarks

1:30 pm

Provincial Catholic Education Week Mass

Celebrated by His Grace Francis Leo, Archbishop of Toronto

2:30 pm