How the provinces stack up

Public funding for Catholic schools varies from province to province. Some are fully funded — Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories — while Manitoba and British Columbia receive 50-per-cent funding.

The rest of the provinces, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nunavut, receive no funding for Catholic schools.



Catholic schools’ future may rest in private schools

{mosimage}TORONTO - In a province where the government offers full funding for Catholic schools, there still exists a niche for self-funded private Catholic education, say supporters of independent schools.

Could Catholics run Jewish schools?

TORONTO - The future of Catholic education in Ontario may be bound up with the Khalsa Community School for Sikh children in Malton, or Bialik Hebrew Day School in Toronto. Key figures in Catholic education are thinking about winning the debate over faith-based education by opening a non-Catholic religious school.

Catholics need to step up for education rights

{mosimage}TORONTO - The Ontario election is over, but not the hard feelings and not the debate.

Catholics are under new pressure to justify public funding for their schools following three months of faith-and-education debate leading into the election earlier this month that saw Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals win with a solid majority.

Catholic Schools in Canada

A timeline of changes to Catholic education throughout Canada's history.

Ryan delivers Regis lecture

{mosimage} TORONTO — One of the pioneers of post-Vatican II church engagement with the political, founder of the Centre of Concern in Washington, former provincial of the Canadian Jesuits and one-time general secretary of the Canadian  Conference of Catholic Bishops will deliver the Regis College Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 22.

Ontario bishops commission world religion textbook

{mosimage}TORONTO - The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops has given the go ahead to write the first-ever Grade 11 world religion textbook from a Canadian Catholic perspective.

St. Jerome's installs leadership team

{mosimage} WATERLOO, Ont. - New leadership has been officially installed at St. Jerome’s University, a Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Waterloo.

Halton board chair resigns

{mosimage}As the Halton Catholic District School Board prepares to launch into the second year of its mandate, trustees are still huddling with private consultants in hopes of articulating a common vision and priorities.

Province hands reins back to Dufferin-Peel board

{mosimage}MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The funding formula war between Queen’s Park and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ended just in time for the school year, and local trustees are claiming victory.

Faith-based education: living on the wedge

{mosimage}Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell once famously remarked that an election campaign is no place to debate major public policy changes. The electorate judged her harshly, but she was right to point out that the process of fighting elections has a negative effect on the merits of a policy.