With fall often reflecting a time of renewal with the new school year, the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA) is taking that concept and bringing it to Parliament Hill.
Sending out invitations to dozens of Members of Parliament, Senators and Parliamentary Assistants and staff members, the CCSTA will welcome guests to the Lounge at the Rideau Club this October for a ‘Back to School’ Reception.
Working with the Government Relations firm, Ensight Canada, CCSTA has worked hard to ensure its message regarding
“This is part of our political outreach strategy,” explains CCSTA Executive Director John Stunt. “We understand the importance and necessity to have those working in the government to know who we are and the integral role Catholic education plays across our country.” the value of Catholic education in Canada is heard within the political hallways. This event is just one way to spread that message.
The CCSTA hosts this government reception every other year, and has welcomed MPs, Senators and Parliamentary staff from all parts of Canada. The evening is a networking opportunity for CCSTA representatives to meet and connect with those working on the Hill. A professional photographer will be on hand that evening to capture the event.
In 2012, Simcoe-Gray MP Kelly Leitch was the keynote speaker and she shared her experiences growing up in the Catholic education system. At the time, she was a parliamentary assistant and her portfolio was with MP Lisa Raitt.
“It was fitting to have someone from Parliament Hill share their experience with Catholic education, and how it prepared her for her future,” explains Mr. Stunt. “Kellie sent a powerful message that perfectly articulated what we want and hope each student gets from their time spent in a Catholic school.”
The government reception will take place Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Lounge at the Rideau Club on Bank Street.