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. Here are the October 2022 highlights:
AGM / Convention
The Board received an update from the planning committee. The committee is very excited about hosting our first in-person AGM/Convention in four years. The speakers and agenda are currently being finalized and it looks like it will be an excellent conference.
Registration information will be available early in the new year.
For more information, view the video shared at our June AGM/Convention.
Vision to Action Plan
The plan was reviewed by the following committees: Conventions and Finance, Communications, and Resolutions and Political Affairs. It was agreed that the plan provides excellent direction to the Board in terms of key areas of focus and future direction.
Each year a trophy is awarded to the individual school board or division in the fully funded provinces that raises the most money per capita based on FTE enrolment. A second trophy is awarded to the province that raises the most money based on provincial FTE enrolment.
This year’s in-person Lobby Day is scheduled for January 31, 2023. Planning is underway, and the Board members are looking forward to meeting with MPs from across the country. These meetings focus on the impact Catholic Education has on students and their families. It’s often a surprise to MPs as to the number of families that choose to have their children educated in Catholic Schools. In order to reach as many MPs as possible, we will once again incorporate a virtual component during the first week of February.
Communication with the wider Catholic community remains a key priority for CCSTA. In addition to our Twitter account, we are now on both Facebook and Instagram. All information is provided in both official languages. This fall we will focus on Pope Francis’ apostolic visit. Please share any stories and photos with our Communications Officer, Catherine Burnham.
Catherine has been reaching out to the provincial associations in hopes of getting more stories and photos for short articles that we can share across the country.
CCSTA welcomes Melinda Chartrans (ON-AFOCSC) and Myriam Dobbelsteyn (RCISA/Atlantic Regions) to the Board. Thank you to past director Langis Dion (ON-AFOCSC) for his five years of dedication and service to the Board.