The Board of Directors and Executive host board meetings three times a year to review past and upcoming events, provincial reports and any other business related to CCSTA and Catholic education in Canada. This is this month’s highlights.
The 2022 AGM Convention will be held in Blue Mountain, Ontario on June 1-4, 2022. Plans are well underway and we look forward to welcoming everyone to this in-person event.
Given the challenges we are facing with COVID-19, the planning committee is requesting CCSTA survey all Trustees, School Board Representatives and Senior Administrators to confirm, no later than November 30, their attendance at the AGM/Convention and the duration of their stay. This is needed as a pre-registration item of information in order to confirm the number of rooms and finalize the per person cost All trustees are encouraged to complete the survey.
An email will be sent to provincial associations when registration is open.
All registrants must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or provide proof of partial COVID-19 vaccination status plus the date of the second vaccination (which should be no less than 14 days prior to the first day of the conference) upon registration. This will be included and completed as part of the registration package.
The board will hold a lobby day in Ottawa in early February, followed by a virtual lobby week.
Trustees are reminded to regularly conduct meetings with their local politicians, and may contact the CCSTA office for materials to help in planning these meetings.
Toonies for Tuition
CCSTA distributed $73,700 to schools requesting tuition assistance for the 2021/2022 school year.
Last year was a difficult one in terms of fundraising. That said, CCSTA was very pleased with the support our Toonies campaign received. We are hopeful that we will see an increase in donations now that students are back in school.
If you have a successful campaign underway, please share the information with the CCSTA office. Please visit our “Toonies for Tuition” page for fundraising ideas and resources.
The Communications Committee will be meeting over the next few months to fine tune CCSTA’s Communication strategy and determine whether additional social media platforms should be added. Focus will continue on how CCSTA can complement the good work of the provincial associations.
Trustees are encouraged to subscribe to CCSTA’s twitter feed @CCSTAconnect to receive updates on Catholic education in Canada and CCSTA events.
Vision to Action Plan
The board reviewed and approved CCSTA’s 2021-2022 Vision to Action plan. For more information, visit CCSTA’s “About Us” page under “Vision and Mission”.
CCSTA welcomed Rodney Savidge (Atlantic) to the board.