The Toronto Catholic DSB’s Senator O’Connor College School’s submission focused on charity and compassion for those in need in downtown Toronto.


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 Catholic school students in grades 4-12 were invited to create 2-minute videos demonstrating how their everyday actions of acceptance, love and charity reflect many of the Gospel values that are taught in Ontario’s Catholic schools. Almost 100 videos were created.

Following are the six elementary and secondary school winners for the OCSTA “Living the Gospel” Short-Video Contest for Students:

Elementary Panel Winners:

1st Place:  York Catholic District School Board, St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

2nd Place: Halton Catholic District School Board, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School

3rd Place: York Catholic District School Board, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School


Secondary Panel Winners:

1st Place: Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Cathedral Catholic HS

2nd Place: Niagara Catholic District School Board, Lakeshore Catholic HS

3rd Place: Toronto Catholic District School Board, Senator O’Connor College School

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents Catholic school boards that collectively educate almost 545,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

To view ALL videos visit:  or for more information, please contact:

Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications

Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232 –