Registration is now open for an historic event which explores faith, Catholic education, and the oldest city in North America.
St. Bonaventure’s College, in Newfoundland and Labrador, and CCSTA are gearing up for a landmark convention and annual general meeting in a province which has strong ties to Catholic education. Set for June 11 to 13, 2015 a unique website showcasing the event is ready to provide more information.
CCSTA invites you to view www.ccsta2015.ca to find out more about the program, convention tours, accommodations, speakers and registering, through the custom site tailored specifically for this event. The theme for this year’s convention, Launch forth into the deep/Avancez au large et jetez vos filets, reflects the heart of the province and speaks to the challenges facing Catholic education throughout the country.
The Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association is taking innovative engagement to a new level.
ACSTA is in the process of creating a professional video focused on Catholic education in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The initiative is part of ACSTA finding original ways to engage its members, parents, parishes, and the public, sharing positive messages alive in Catholic education.
Dean Sarnecki, ACSTA executive director, says the video is part of the association’s ongoing work in advocacy and communication.
“Video, internet and corresponding social media are integral parts of getting our voice out in this media conscious world,” he said. “We have so much to offer as Catholic schools but our message is often unheard. We feel this is another means of communicating our message and vision.”
The nomination deadline is arriving quickly for those interested in acknowledging deserving individuals with the Justice James Higgins Award given by CCSTA.
Submissions are due by Thursday, Jan. 15 and can be sent online or by mail. Criteria and the nominations process saw brief changes this year, making the process more streamlined.
CCSTA’s Higgins Award is presented in memory of Canadian Catholic school trustee and jurist, the Honourable Justice James Higgins. It reflects recognition of an exceptional contribution to Catholic education in Canada. The board of directors presents the Higgins Award annually to an individual or a group within Canada who fits the criteria.
The 2014 award winner, Kevin Feehan, was both humbled and excited to receive the award during the CCSTA Annual General Meeting in June 2014 in Kingston, Ontario. Feehan said he continues to be passionate about Catholic education and strives to help preserve and enhance it for the future.