Good News Stories

It is sometimes difficult to find good news in today’s world.

Yet there are numerous stories of courage, good will, compassion
and academic success in Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

Enjoy some good news from across Ontario.

Premier Kathleen Wynne praises Niagara Catholic District School Board for its innovative student centre

Niagara Catholic District School Board received a very special visit from the Premier on Oct. 12.

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is a Canadian leader in mental health and wellness awareness

Where do you turn when your child is in crisis? A school community in Eastern Ontario has committed to ensuring kids and parents have access to services and information, and they’re talking about mental health year round.  

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Lyle S. Hallman Foundation honours school with $545K grant for its investment in community

It started with a simple goal: become a healthier community. But for one Cambridge neighbourhood, the Heart of the Community project grew into so much more. 

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Kenora community makes a significant contribution to the fight against cancer

Last week marked a major achievement for the Kenora Catholic District School Board.

The board surpassed its $100,000 goal for donations supporting the Terry Fox Foundation, collectively raising $105,580.61 for cancer research. 

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Students’ stories show the importance of Catholic education

Dedicated, committed, knowledgeable.

These are some of the words Pat Hogan, former staff member at OCSTA, uses to describe her eight years with the trustees’ association.

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A prom to be proud of

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Kenora hosted a particularly special prom this May.

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Kenora shoe drive walks forward to success

When teachers Krista and Kara Orr brought their classes in Kenora together for a shoe drive, they combined charity and education for a number of valuable teachable moments.

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School hoists proof of an inspired space

If you find yourself walking through the foyer at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Kenora, make sure you take the time to look up.

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Quiet times for spiritual connections

There is a wave of calm spreading across Ontario Catholic schools, as students, teachers and administrators learn about and engage in Christian meditation.

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