Catholic Education

Dufferin-Peel board names Mazzorato as its new director of education

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - Marianne Mazzorato has been named new director of education for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Higher calling: six things to know about campus ministry

Editor’s note: this is an edited version of a blog entry Oriana Bertucci, director of Ryerson Catholic Campus Ministry, shared about what campus ministries offer to students in the Archdiocese of Toronto. It originally appeared at

University campuses represent the fertile landscape of our society, nurturing culture and giving root to our future world leaders. This is where research and technology develop and emergent ideas flourish. And today, it’s a place in desperate need of the life-giving water of the Gospel message.

Catholic higher ed lives on in Charlottetown

Despite shuttering its doors and selling its campus in 1969, St. Dunstan’s University is still maintaining the presence of Catholic education on Prince Edward Island.

Saint Paul program takes business to the margins

Last year Pope Francis told writers Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, “This economy kills.” This year Ottawa’s Saint Paul University is launching a practical program in techniques for building a different kind of economy.

University, parish set to embrace

TORONTO - Angelo Minardi aims to help students at the University of St. Michael’s College find a sense of community within St. Basil’s parish.

King’s University College finds richness through diversity

King’s University College is bringing some international flavour to its southwestern Ontario campus.

St. Jerome’s expands on 150-year legacy

With 150 years of Catholic education under its belt, St. Jerome’s University is celebrating the school year with a new vision.

Sex-ed opponents take protests to Liberal MPPs' offices

Updated 03/09/15
TORONTO - The constituency offices of Ontario Liberal MPPs came under siege Sept. 2 as protesters opposed to the province's new sex-ed curriculum united to voice their displeasure with the program set to be taught in schools this year.

Laudato Si’ a challenge for Catholic schools

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - John Kostoff sees Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: on Care for Our Common Home as a calling for Catholic educators to foster a sense of environmental responsibility rooted in religion.

“This is really a challenge that Pope Francis is presenting,” said Kostoff, director of education for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Students introduced to hands-on renewables

TORONTO - To encourage his students to start thinking about the environment of tomorrow today, technology teacher Joe Ferro has brought renewable energy into the classroom at Neil McNeil High School.

An early start to learning about the environment

TORONTO - The youngest students at James Culnan Catholic School are getting the opportunity to connect with nature as part of their daily life at school.

Unique program connects Canadian Church, schools

Pre-Vatican II babies remember it as if it were yesterday: Who made you? God made me? Why did God make you? To love Him in this world and to serve Him and be with Him in the next world.

Helping students see the light

TORONTO - Since its inception four decades ago the Famous PEOPLE Players blacklight show has toured the world several times and been featured in films and documentaries. Now the show’s inspirational message of acceptance and inclusion is being taken into classrooms.