September 14, 2023
2023 Fall Regional Meetings Schedule and Program
OCSTA’s Regional Meetings provide an opportunity for regional networking and discussion while
ensuring that OCSTA Directors and staff are informed about current local priorities and
Information about this year’s meeting agenda, registration and hotels, and the board regions list is provided at the links below:
OCSTA’s Fall Regional Meetings are Scheduled as Follows:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Module for Catholic Trustees
It is hoped that many trustees have had an opportunity to access the new OCSTA Professional Development Module “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Our Faith, The Law and Anti-Racism” that was announced at the end of May.
A Distinctive Resource for Catholic Trustees
This module was created specifically for Catholic Trustees, and OCSTA President Patrick Daly commented on the distintiveness of this resource in a recent memo:
This new module provides Catholic School Trustees with a learning resource that supports our distinct role and promotes our shared commitment to promoting the Dignity of the Human Person. It will as well be of assistance in the development and monitoring of policies as set out in the government’s PPM 119,” said President Daly.
The module consists of three distinct segments:
1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Our Faith – featuring a video presentation by Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Cardinal Collins
2. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Law – featuring a video presentation by former Catholic Trustee and Current Justice of the Peace, Karen Valentine
3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Anti-Racism – featuring a video presentation by London DCSB Vice Principal, George McAuley.
Each of the three segments of this module includes reflections, questions and helpful supplemental resources.
To access the new OCSTA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Module, please click here.
Should you have any questions about the module or accessing the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon McMillan at OCSTA – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections and Perspectives – Resources for Trustees
OCSTA President, Patrick Daly continues to share with CDSB Chairs and Directors of Education articles exploring faith inspired perspectives and reflections of interest to Catholic education leaders. For your reference and convenience, these articles are being saved in the OCSTA Virtual Library (accessible from the OCSTA website’s top navigation bar/menu under the “Publications” tab. Click here to visit the Virtual Library and see screenshot of the download page below: