Welcome to a New Year!

To all Parents, Guardians, Staff and Friends of the TCDSB:

As we begin  the 2015/2016 school year, OAPCE Toronto, will continue to respond to and represent the interests and concerns of parents/guardians who have children enrolled in Toronto’s publicly funded Catholic schools. Our focus includes all aspects of our children’s education: spiritual, academic, health and safety, as well as other issues which may arise out of parent concerns brought to the attention of the organization.  We advocate for the continuing importance of Catholic Education, our local chapter has an association parent representative sitting on every school parent council in Toronto. Please ensure that as you conduct your elections that you appoint a parent to this position as an OAPCE rep.  Reach out to your parent community and let them know how important this role is in promoting Catholic education in our Catholic schools.  If an OAPCE representative is not chosen, the Chair becomes the representative by default. Our meetings are held once a month at the CEC, and provide a wealth of information for all parents in support of student achievement in all of our TCDSB schools. 

This is the first year of TCDSB’s 3-Year Pastoral Plan: Together With One Voice, Harmonizing Our Faith Through Family, Parish and School 2015-2018. All students, staff, families, parishes and members of the community are invited to join us in celebrating The Year of the Family. For more information please go to: https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/NurturingOurCatholicCommunity/Year-of-Family/Pages/default.aspx


God of wisdom and might,

we praise you for the wonder of our being,

for mind, body and spirit.

Be with our children as they begin

a new school year.

Bless them and their teachers and staff.

Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow;

wisdom and knowledge to their minds

as they search for understanding;

and peace and zeal to their hearts.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Celebrate with us: This year we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary of our annual Commissioning Ceremony on Monday November 2, 2015 where we welcome all our new OAPCE representatives from our CSPC's and commission them for the year!

Do you know a Principal that exhibits an Excellence in service as a leader and advocate in Catholic Education? Our 10th Annual Principal of Excellence Awards will also take place on November the 2nd, 2015 -- Nomination forms are available on our website.  All nomination forms will be accepted until the deadline of October 16, 2015.  Please go to oapcetoronto.ca for the forms!

Our first meeting of the year will be on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m at the CEC. All are welcome to attend!

On behalf of the OAPCE TORONTO Team, we look forward to meeting all new representatives and continue to build relationships with all returning ones. 

Have a wonderful and blessed school year!

Annalisa Crudo-Perri,                                Jana Seymour,

OAPCE Toronto President                         OAPCE Toronto Vice-President