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An invitation to “Build Bethlehem Everywhere” in 2021

build bethlehemAs Catholic educators throughout Canada continue to pivot around the challenges of COVID-19, Catholic schools continue to step up to the challenge. From coast to coast, we see innovation, faithfulness, and compassion as Catholic educators deliver lessons in inspired ways and thoughtfully connect with students virtually. 

In the 2002 CCSTA publication Build Bethlehem Everywhere – a statement on Catholic Education, a beautiful vision for Catholic education is described. This thoughtful publication, written by Fr. Erik Riechers, Thomas Owens, Dolores Wagner-Owens and Miles Meyers, has inspired tens of thousands of Catholic educators worldwide and continues to illuminate the significance of Catholic education today.

In a recent newsletter from the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association, the Director of Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education, Bonnie Anicchiarico shared how this publication deepened her understanding of Catholic education. “Small but mighty, this treatise on Catholic Schools explores the depth and breadth of this gift we are called to nurture and protect.”

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Toonies Campaign Needs Your Help

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This has been a tough year, and CCSTA wants to let you know that we appreciate all you are doing to keep Catholic education alive and well in Canada.  

There have been so many examples of extraordinary effort, care and concern from trustees, staff and educators during this unprecedented and difficult time.  We can not thank you enough!

Living out our faith at home, work and in our parishes and communities, understanding that everything is always happening for our highest good, can help us be an inspiration to others while providing personal comfort.  Often our greatest joy comes from the times we help and serve others, and you have all been serving!  "Well done, good and trustworthy servant”  (Matt 25.21)

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Give the Gift of Catholic Educaiton

Thank your Catholic teacher with a gift that keeps giving!

Instead of fretting over the perfect Christmas gift for your child’s teacher this year, consider making a meaningful donation to support a child’s Catholic education in Canada. By making a donation of any amount to #TooniesForTuition, you’re helping a child attend a Catholic school in a province with limited or no public funding. 

Donate today

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Toonies for Tuition fundraising campaign supports Catholic students in provinces that have limited or no public funding for Catholic schools.


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CCSTA Vision

Enlivened by the Word of God and our tradition, we promote and protect the right to Catholic education in Canada.  We speak as one.

To learn more about the vision and mission of CCSTA, visit our Overview page.