The voice and aspirations of Catholic parents has and continues to shape, guide and strengthen publicly funded Catholic education in Ontario. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is therefore pleased to launch the Catholic Parents Project - #CatholicParentsVoice.

The project provides a platform for parents of students in Catholic schools to share how the experience of Catholic education has had an impact on the educational and faith formation journey of their children and families.

Our parent testimonials will also be shared on on the OCSTA Twitter account (@CatholicEdu) and Facebook Account (

Mary Giardina

Sometimes it takes a crisis to know how important something is to you. For me, this happened 18 months ago, where I suffered severe cardiac arrest.

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Marie Teskey

At Holy Family, I collect anonymous 'Prayer Cards' weekly. It is so important to me that every child knows that they are part of the Family of God. What they are feeling and going through matters and that they are prayed for.

Stacey Cosgrove

If I think back to when I was pregnant, with my twin girls, I always knew they would attend a Catholic School. My husband, Joel Ferreira, and I, had both attended Catholic schools and we wanted to carry on the traditions and beliefs which our parents gave us. It was more of a ‘gift to our girls’, really, then it was a choice of schools. We wanted them to have everything that a faith-based education would bring. Jayda and Madison where only three (3) years old when they started JK, and like every mommy I was extremely nervous on that first day.

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