Celebrating Catholic Education at the ALCDSB April 30 - May 5, 2023
Each year during the first full week of May, the ALCDSB celebrates the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations challenge our students to articulate in society those fundamental values that underpin Catholic education.
Click here for the Catholic Education Week 2023 Schedule of Events.
Catholic Education Week Awards
Submissions for Catholic Education Week Award nominations open annually at the beginning of the calendar year. Award recipients are selected based on the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.
Student Volunteer of the Year Award (Elementary & Secondary)
The Elementary and Secondary Student Volunteer of the Year Awards will recognize an individual in each panel who has provided exemplary volunteer services to a school or work site to the benefit of those students/staff of that site. Adult Volunteer Award
The Adult Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an individual who has provided exemplary volunteer services to a school or worksite to those students/staff of that site. Katharine Award
The Katharine Award is meant to re
cognize an individual, group or school whose charitable efforts honour the spirit of giving of the late Katharine Splinter and are consistent with the character of the system as expressed in its Mission Statement. Contribution to Catholic Education Award
The Contribution to Catholic Education Award is to be broadly interpreted to include voluntary work for the Board, academic achievement, work excellence and long service. Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education - CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers
The Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education Award - CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers will recognize an individual who demonstrates excellence in the workplace while supporting faith-based education, community service, social justice initiatives, involvement in workplace and/or community life and personal accomplishment. Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award
The Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award will be presented annually to a teacher who is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers; exemplifies the spirit of the Mission Statement of ALCDSB; has rendered meritorious service to Catholic education; has been active in Catholic education during the current school year; has made an ongoing commitment and contribution to Catholic education; and is committed to the teachings of the Catholic church through community and parish life.
Catholic Education Week observes the following Multi-Year Strategic Plan initiatives:
MYSP 126.96.36.199: Increase opportunities to support faith formation for all members of the community that are inviting, engaging, and purposeful.
MYSP 188.8.131.52: Create conditions for all members of ALCDSB to recognize, understand, and apply social-emotional learning and mental health skills in all areas of their lives.