Welcome to the OCSTA Virtual Library. As is indicated below, some of the documents in this section may be downloaded, others can be ordered (while supplies last) by contacting OCSTA at:

Catholic Trustee Resources

OCSTA Key Policy Advocacy Priorities – 2023-24

Reflections & Perspectives for Catholic Trustees

A Call to Service
Becoming a Catholic School Trustee

Catholic Trustees, Advocates, Guardians & Stewards of Catholic Education – a comprehensive document describing the role of the Catholic Trustee – ideal for current trustees.

Catholic Trustees, Advocates, Guardians & Stewards of Catholic Education – PAMPHLET 

Leading from Within – By Parker J. Palmer

Witnesses to the Faith

The Holy See – Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti of the Holy Father Francis on Fraternity & Social Friendship 

Loving and Knowing Jesus by Fr. Robert P. Imbelli

Global Compact Project by Pope Francis 

The Congregation for Catholic Education

Catholic Education

Together in Faith: Care for Our Common Home – A Collection of School Board Practices

Catholic Education Brochure – “175 Years of Success – a brochure that is ideal for parents as it defines in basic terms the history and the distinctiveness of Catholic education in Ontario. The brochure also addresses myths about funding and explains how and why publicly funded Catholic education is an integral, collaborative and successful segment of Ontario’s education system. 168 Years of Success
Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario:

– A Place of Honour Reaching out to Students at Risk in Ontario Catholic Schools by Tony Cosentino, Renfrew Country CDSB & Joe Bezzina, London DCSB

Catholic Education at the Crossroads – Msgr. Dennis Murphy

Catholic Ratepayer Brochure
Catholicity – Best Practices (ECCODE), Compiled by James G. McCracken, Former Director of Education, Ottawa CSB – 2009

Fulfilling the Promise (ACBO)

Laudato Si – encyclical letter by Pope Francis regarding our “common home”

Renewing the Promise (ACBO)

The Enduring Gift Booklet & DVD (Please contact OCSOA)

This Moment of Promise (ACBO)

Unity in Our Schools – Msgr. Dennis Murphy


Living as Catholics in the Public Square – CCCB

Catholic Education – History

A Promise Fulfilled by Michael Power

$25.00 each


OCSTA Reports / Key Submissions

Administrative Guidelines for Student Groups in Catholic Schools

Brief to the Royal Commission on Learning (1993)

Respecting Difference

CDSB Policies

Policy Documents

Media Articles

Canadian Family Magazine Interview – November 2012

New Teachers Documents

Faith Reference Portfolio for Beginning Teachers
Pastoral Form for New Teachers

School Council Document

Involving other Parents – the Primary Focus of a Catholic School Council

$3.50 each