By Editor

Sep 9, 2022

2022-23 Catholic Education Theme

“We are Many, We are One”

As in previous years, the theme for Catholic Education Week – “We are Many, We are One” is a theme that will be reflected throughout the year in the classroom and liturgical resources developed by the Catholic Education Week Committee.

For your convenience, here is a direct link to the First Week of School Kit Memo from OCSTA’s Director of Catholic Education, Anne O’Brien, that was sent to boards at the begining of the school year to provide context and information on the beginning of school resources available directly from the OCSTA website.

Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 – 2022

On this first week of the 2022-23 school year, our province, the nation, and millions of others around the world mourned the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to OCSTA’s online commemoration for Queen Elizabeth, we share here the published statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.


First Week of School – CDSB Snapshots


Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB

Peterborough VNC CDSB

London DCSB

Toronto CDSB

Thunder Bay CDSB



OCSTA Fall Regional Meetings Schedule

OCSTA’s Fall Regional Meetings provide an opportunity for trustees to network with regional peers and discuss local issues and priorities with OCSTA’s executive and staff. If you have not yet registered, please contact your board office to be added to the attendance list for your region. Below please find the schedule and click here for the agenda.

2022 Short-Video Contest for CDSB Students

OCSTA is pleased to announce the return of the OCSTA Short Video Contest which this year celebrates the Catholic Education Week theme for the year – Catholic Education: We are Many,We are One.

This year’s theme provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of how the life of Jesus Christ and acts of Christian service help to define the Catholic identity of our Catholic schools. To see a sample of a previous winning video entry and contest submission details please click here or download PDF document.

Catholic Education Leadership
Speaker Series

As was communicated in a recent memo from President Daly, OCSTA is once again hosting the Catholic Education Leadership Speaker Series beginning on September 26th at 6:30 p.m.

The featured presentation is about the launch of the OCSTA initiative – Catholic Virtual Ontario.

Attendees of this event will learn about:

  • the impetus for developing CVO, and;
  • the design and creation of a distinctive learning framework and content that
    • places Christ at the centre;
    • advances the goals of Catholic education (including Catholic Graduate Expectations);
    • nurtures student engagement, and;
    • leverages system wide cooperation

This presentation is part of OCSTA’s priority on encouraging conversations and sharing information with regard to the distinct identity of Ontario’s Catholic schools and the role of Trustees in promoting that vision. The session is designed to provide Trustees and others with information that they can take back to their respective communities to help promote and strengthen publicly funded Catholic education.

Please download this memo for further details and registration information.


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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