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Catholic Education Week

​​​Catholic education week logo.jpg​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. 

Catholic Education Week Awards
Call for Nominations! 

Each year during Catholic Education Week, the ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  

We are currently seeking nominations for the 2023 Catholic Education Week awards. Please see each award for a full description. These nominations are completed through Forms.  

To better streamline the process, the Catholic Education Award committee will follow-up with the nominators following the submission period, to complete a more detailed form, to ensure equitable representation is observed across all nominations.   
The deadline for these nominations is Thursday, February 16, 2023

Student Volunteer of the Year (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​ 
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. 
The Katharine Award is meant to recognize 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 
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 
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 Increase opportunities to support faith formation for all members of the community that are inviting, engaging, and purposeful.​
MYSP 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.

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.