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May 10, 2022

Provincial Election

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, has accepted the dissolution of Ontario’s 42nd Parliament.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Election Act, the Lieutenant Governor also called for the issuance of writs for the general election naming June 2, 2022 as the date of Ontario’s next general election.

There are currently two debates scheduled at which all four main party leaders have confirmed their attendance. The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities and the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association in North Bay will host the first debate on May 10, 2022. TVO will host the second debate on May 16, 2022.


OCSTA Advocacy

As OCSTA represents the interests of Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic school boards, and as such is non-partisan, our foundational mission is the promotion and protection of Catholic education in Ontario.

Throughout the year and especially now, OCSTA participates in non-partisan advocacy efforts to ensure that the priority issues for Catholic school boards are effectively communicated to provincial parties and the electorate.

OCSTA has reached out to the four main political parties – the Progressive Conservatives, New Democrats, Liberals, and Greens – to advocate for Catholic education and to deepen our understanding of the respective parties’ positions on various issues.

OCSTA has developed a chart that summarizes key commitments of the political parties announced to date contrasted with the key advocacy priorities of the Association. For your additional reference, we have included links below to the education platforms and websites of the Progressive Conservative, Liberal Party, New Democratic Party and Green Party.

PC Ontario:

Liberal Party of Ontario:


Green Party of Ontario:


Trustee Nominations

Nominations are now open for school board trustee candidates. For full nomination details and process, please contact your local municipal clerk. All candidates are encouraged to submit their profiles (name, school board and ward) to Candidates can also include a photo, a brief biography, social media handles, email addresses and website URLs with their profile. The information will be included in the revised and updated school board elections website.


CEFO Lecture Series

We are pleased to share with you the next presentation in the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario’s lecture series: Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation. Details are on the flyer below, however to access the registration link please click on the following link:

CEFO Lecture Series:Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation Registration, Wed, 25 May 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite



OCSTA Faith Formation Series – Online Access

The OCSTA Together in Faith series of faith formation publications is available for download directly from the OCSTA website at the following link:

At the website link above you will find the following publications:

  • Together in Faith: Home, School, Parish booklet
  • Together in Faith: Care for Our Common Home. A Collection of School Board Practices booklet, and
  • Recently released: Together in Faith – Adult Faith Formation – Catholic Leadership Development. A Collection of School Board Practices






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