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Covering an area of approximately 2,900 square kilometres, the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is an all encompassing urban, suburban and rural board located in Eastern Ontario. With a full-time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff of approximately 4,000, OCDSB operates 82 schools (64 elementary, two (2)  intermediate, 15 high schools, and one (1) special education centre) as well as one (1) adult high school and four (4) adult education centres. OCDSB provides a distinctive education with a special emphasis on student success and spiritual growth to approximately 36,500 full-time students.

Our Vision – Our collective goal

At the Ottawa Catholic School Board, all students are inspired and guided to realize their spiritual, social and academic potential, and to take their place in the world as thoughtful, well-rounded citizens.

Our Mission – How we will achieve our vision

The mission of the Ottawa Catholic School Board is to provide all our students with a well-rounded education for the mind, body and spirit through an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility and Catholic values.

Religious Education and Family Life Education

The Religious Education and Family Life initiatives include Faith mentorship, character education formation and adult faith development. See their Religious Education page at This wordle summarizes their Character Education program:Gospel_Values

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This part of their website has sections on Chaplaincy, Parish to School Dialogue, High School Religious Education, Adult Faith, Faith Mentors, and Youth Ministry.







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