The Department of Religious and Family Life Education department works diligently to provide ongoing opportunities and resources to enhance faith formation for students and staff so that we can all increase our ability to be witnesses to our faith. This is accomplished through a variety of initiatives:

Programming

The Department of Religious and Family Life Education is committed to providing quality programming and resources  in the areas of Religious and Family Life Education, as well as Catholic Character Curriculum. We provide ongoing support to implement our unique Religious and Family Life Education Programs from the Canadian and Ontario Conferences of Catholic Bishops. The Department:

  • supports the implementation of Religious and Family Life Education programs across the Board, K – 12;
  • develops and distributes resources to school communities to support the development of the designated Board theme within the broader context of Catholic Character Development Curriculum;
  • provides essential resources on an ongoing basis each year, to assist school communities to fully explore and bring to life the seasons of the liturgical year and special events (i.e. canonizations, Year of Faith);
  • provides financial assistance to schools to purchase new and/or revised resources, to ensure that program materials are current, and provides teacher in-service  in a timely fashion for all new Curriculum programs;
  • supports school communities on an ongoing basis in the delivery of programs which complement the Religious and Family Life Curriculum, such as Care For Kids, a healthy sexuality and sexual abuse awareness program for Kindergarten students;
  • develops and facilitates school-based CPLCs (Catholic Professional Learning Communities) focusing on Religious and Family Life Education (planning, instruction, assessment and evaluation);
  • collects and interprets data from school-level assessments for Religious and Family Life Education.