(Updated May 12, 2020)
Archdiocese of Kingston Resources for the COVID-19 outbreak.
From the Archdiocese of Ottawa, The Virtual Church. Resources for the faithful during the pandemic.
Diocese of London: Resources Download for Parishes, Families and Individuals During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Archdiocese of Toronto Spiritual Resources for support during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association
The OCSTA is keeping a Board by Board account of learning at home resources. These contain links to many school board resources not listed below.
Catholic Education Week Resources (May 3-8)
Algonquin-Lakeshore CDSB Online Learning Resources for Students
Primary Resources for Students in Grades K-3 ALCDSB Home Learning Support – Primary Resources
Junior Resources for Students in Grades 4-6 ALCDSB Home Learning Support – Junior Resources
Intermediate Resources for Students in Grades 7-8 ALCDSB Home Learning Support – Intermediate
Secondary Resources for Students in Grades 9-12 ALCDSB Home Learning Support- Secondary
Dufferin Peel CDSB Religious Education Resources K to 8
Halton Catholic CDSB Celebrating the Gift of Our Families
“At this time, the Halton Catholic District School Board would like to celebrate the gift of our families. If this event has taught us anything, it is how interconnected we are and dependant on one another. Our faith tradition is of great inspiration and offers us an opportunity to put things into perspective. During this challenging time, families are encouraged to enjoy time creating moments and memories that will last a lifetime, most especially during this difficult situation. The following are resources to help integrate faith into your daily routine and continue through the season of Lent and into the joy of Easter:”
Celebrating the Gift of Our Families For elementary students
Here is a list of educational resources and activities that families can build a daily routine with and work on together: Celebrating the Gift of our Families Learning Resource
Celebrating the Gift of Our Families For secondary students
Here is a list of educational resources and activities that secondary students can use to improve their skills and build a daily routine: Celebrating the Gift of our Families Learning Resource
Family Prayer Services for Palm Sunday from Huron Superior CDSB. Thanks to Sr. Pat Carter for these.
Families with younger children.
Families with youth and adults.
From Mark Siolek of the Ottawa Catholic District School Board, we have the previously posted Six Religious Education Resources for Families
Renfrew Catholic DSB has a series of online resources for teachers, students and families.
Toronto Catholic DSB Distance Learning Resources
Elementary Teacher Resources (requires login into TCDSB Intranet Employee Portal)
Secondary Teacher Resources (requires login into TCDSB Intranet Employee Portal)
Daily Prayer Resources During Covid-19– Link to prayers and reflections for this Holy season of Lent and Easter, and beyond.
Nurturing Our Families of Faith Newsletter– Please see this link to find faith resources for this Holy Week and the Easter season. Please do not request editing access to any of the linked google documents within the newsletter; instead, create a copy of the document you are interested in to customize it for your use.
Catholic Student Leadership – Please see this link for all things Catholic Student Leadership: CSLIT, ECSLIT, and more. Visit us also on Instagram: @CSLIT_TCDSB or @CatholicStudentLeadership.
NCC YouTube Channel – Remember to join us for our weekly TCDSB online liturgy on Thursdays, where we can all gather as a TCDSB family in prayer and reflection at 4pm.
Windsor Essex CDSB Educational Resources for Parents
From Michael Way Skinner at York Catholic DSB we have Daily Reflections for Staff for May
Grade 7 & 8 Resources from York Catholic DSB. (Note some links are only accessible to York CDSB teachers) (Thanks to Nancy Davie for sending the resources.)
Novalis and Living with Christ Resources
New Additions (April 28)
Audio recording of a guided mediation on fear for children, excerpted from Guided Meditations for Catholic Kids, by Glynnis Hope Dawson and ready by teacher Ashley Galvao of Mississauga, Ontario.
Audio recording of a guided mediation on self-regulation for children, excerpted from Guided Meditations for Catholic Kids, by Glynnis Hope Dawson and ready by teacher Ashley Galvao of Mississauga, Ontario.
Audio recording of a guided mediation on happiness for children, excerpted from Guided Meditations for Catholic Kids, by Glynnis Hope Dawson and ready by teacher Ashley Galvao of Mississauga, Ontario.
Pearson Canada’s Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Resources (Grades 1-6) and Fully Alive (Grades 1 & 2)
Pearson Canada’s Grade 7 & 8 learning chart.
Kindergarten Content from Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Online Access During School Closures.
Fully Alive Digital content for grades Grade 1 & 2 is now available.
Nelson have made the Grade 11 World Religions textbook available online. Go to https://www.nelson.com/learningonline/k12openaccess/ for login.
Sadlier Religion Holy Week and Easter Resources
Loyola Press Coronavirus Response Lesson
To help schools and parishes provide continuity for their students and be constructively proactive no matter where children are spending their days, Loyola Press has created a special lesson as a companion to Growing with God: Safe and Sacred™ child safety and Catholic family living program.
This Coronavirus Response Lesson helps educators, catechists, or parents discuss the COVID-19 virus with children and teach them valuable skills. This lesson offers prevention and mitigation techniques based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and includes a faith component to remind children of God’s unconditional love for them.
We hope these resources offer your community some comfort and hope during the current situation. Please feel free to send these resources to your community. For the most current information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the CDC website.
Growing with GOD Coronavirus Response Lesson – Student Worksheet | en español
Growing with GOD Coronavirus Response Lesson – Teacher/Catechist/Parent Pages | en español
Growing with GOD Coronavirus Response Lesson – Lesson Resource | en español
If your board or diocese have other resources to help teachers and families at this difficult time, please let us know.
NATRE Religious Education Resources from the UK
Note: Key Stage 1 (KS1) = 5-7 Years Old
Key Stage 2 (KS2) = 7-11 Years Old
Key Stage 3 (KS3) = 11-14 Years Old
Key Stage 4 (KS4) = 14=16 Years Old
Jared Dees site the Religion Teacher has Religious Education eLearning Help for Parents During the Coronavirus Crisis
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