For Immediate Release
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Toronto, ON – As parents with children in schools in Ontario, we value the positive contributions in our Ontario publicly-funded Catholic Education. OAPCE recognizes that Ontario’s Catholic education system ranks the best in the world, thanks to Parents, Parish, Teachers, Principals, Trustees, and Administrators.
As such, we suggest that parents with children in the publicly-funded Catholic school system in Ontario learn more about their local candidate for provincial parliament. A resource to find more information can be found at http://www.togetherinfaith.ca/takeaction
OAPCE is pleased that the major parties, including the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals, and New Democrats, have each stated publicly their support for Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic school system.
OAPCE recognizes that Ontario’s Catholic schools are distinctly successful because they:
- Promote values based learning with a focus on faith, service, and social justice;
- Consistently meet or exceed provincial expectations;
- Offer a caring and inclusive learning environment for all students;
- Nurture the development of the whole child – mind, body and spirit;
Catholic schools have been part of Ontario communities for over 170 years and they play a vital role in the life of this province
As Ontario’s parent voice association, the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is the authoritative voice of Ontario parents and guardians in Catholic education. We are the provincial voice that is authorized through the Education Act and Regulation 612, to represent families with children enrolled in the English Catholic education system. OAPCE is a vital connection between the Ministry of Education, Catholic District School Boards in Ontario, the Institute of Catholic Education, Ontario Catholic Trustees, Parish, Regional Parent’s Associations, School Councils and other valuable parent groups, and prominent advocate for Catholic education excellence and student success. OAPCE elevates the profile of a publicly funded Catholic system of education by providing opportunities for ongoing information sharing, resources, learning, networking and community building.
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