August 29, 2021

Thank you, Bill Davis

With the passing of Bill Davis on Aug. 8, education and Ontario lost one of the last voices of reasonableness and optimism in an otherwise adversarial and tribal approach to problem solving. 

Published in Education

Step One of Ontario’s reopening plan is in effect as of June 11 and will see a return to worship services much like they were after earlier openings following pandemic lockdowns.

Published in Canada

The new president of Brescia University College is a political scientist who wants to liberate social justice from politics and an educator who wants to free teaching from the classroom. Lauretta Conklin Frederking has been named the 13th principal and the new president of Canada’s only Catholic women’s college. The London, Ont., college was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1919. Its 1,500 students also attend Western University.

Published in Education

OTTAWA -- A Catholic church that dates back to the early 1800s in eastern Ontario is Canada’s newest basilica, becoming one of only 27 Catholic churches in Canada to be designated as a minor basilica.

Published in Features

With Ontario going into hard lockdown to combat a disturbing rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, places of worship will once again be limited to a hard cap of 10 people in attendance.

Published in Canada

OTTAWA -- Ontario's government used the newly declared National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Feb. 22 to unveil major new funding and legislation as part of the province’s anti-human trafficking strategy, as governments in Canada continue to take action against what Pope Francis has called “a crime against humanity.”

Published in Canada

There’s no question the strain of the pandemic is hitting every area of Canadians’ lives as the year draws to a close.

Published in Canada

A bill that would define how palliative care should be delivered in Ontario is a great first step, but Cardinal Thomas Collins and a parade of palliative care experts who came to testify on the Compassionate Care Act, Bill 3, were insistent they want more.

Published in Canada

It’s unclear exactly what Ontario classrooms are going to look like in the fall with the realities of COVID-19, but one certainty for school boards is an extra $736 million in funding from the province.

Published in Canada

Partners in Catholic education are in agreement with Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel in-class learning for the rest of this school year. 

Published in Canada

It isn’t just during a time of pandemic that the world has an overwhelming need for hope. It’s something that is always on the agenda in Ontario’s Catholic schools, says Anne O’Brien.

Published in Catholic Education

Ontario’s English Catholic teachers have ratified central terms of the agreement reached with the province last month that will put an end to labour unrest in the Catholic education system.

Published in Canada

OTTAWA -- As communities rally to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the president of the Catholic Civil Rights League said any concerns that government-mandated church closures infringe on religious freedom rights are unwarranted.

Published in Canada

The job of helping people on welfare in Ontario’s Peel Region to find a job has fallen to the Canadian subsidiary of an Australian multinational.

Published in Canada

The Ontario government is inviting public input as it drafts a new five-year poverty reduction strategy.

Published in Canada