Ontario Trustees to meet May 7-9

  • April 24, 2009
{mosimage}TORONTO - Catholic faith plays a key role in student success, says American education researcher Fr. Ronald Nuzzi.

Nuzzi, director of the University of Notre Dame University’s Alliance for Catholic Education, will be the keynote speaker at the 79th annual conference of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association. The conference’s main theme is “Catholic Education — Good News for All.” It is scheduled from May 7 to 9 in Toronto.

“If you have education in a faith-based context, it’s good for the republic and it’s not just self-serving,” Nuzzi told The Register. He said this is based upon research showing Catholic school students tend to have a higher rate of civic engagement and are more likely to be involved in church as adults, pray more and have a sacramental view of relationships.

The association’s president Paula Peroni said the conference seeks to “‘inform and inspire our trustees” and celebrate the community of school board leaders.

Other speakers will include Hamilton Bishop Gerard Bergie, Ontario Education Minister Kathleen Wynne and CBC media personality Rex Murphy.

For more information, see www.ocsta.on.ca .

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