One of the most distinctive features of our Roman Catholic faith is our Church's rich tradition of social teaching. It is critical to the unique profile of Catholic education that this teaching be explicitly integrated not only into the curriculum but also into the overall life of our school communities.
Our students, staff, parents, trustees, and pastors have traditionally involved themselves in a wide range of social action activities. Whether it is a food or clothing drive, a class discussion about poverty in our world, or participation in a public demonstration, our Catholic schools demonstrate consistent leadership in these areas.Over the years the students, staff, parents of OLM have involved themselves in a wide range of social justice activities. To name but a few these have included Me to We social justice campaigns (e.g., We Scare Hunger), clothing drives (Diabetes DropBox) and food drives at the Christmas Concert as well as Cans of Kindness campaign. Some of our classes raise money for missions in Peru, Development and Peace (e.g., ThinkFast) and we have held fundraisers to aid communities ravaged by natural disasters (e.g., Wildfires in Fort McMurray). Our Faith Life Committee (led by Mrs. Cannon) also organize Spirit Days and Dances. They donate the funds raised to support local (e.g., Food Banks); Board (ALCDSB Education Foundation) and provincial (e.g., Sick Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and international (e.g., Soap for Jesus for Canadian Food for Children) organizations.