Catholic Teachers Teach Lesson For Life
In schools across Ontario, Catholic teachers deliver an educational experience rooted in values such as faith, community, fairness, and respect – values that all Ontarians embrace. We are universally committed to social justice, and we actively engage our students, schools, and communities in the pursuit of positive social change. As Catholic teachers, this is who we are, and this is what we do.
Our students reflect these values, gaining lessons that they will carry throughout their lives. Consider the story of Thunder Bay Catholic teacher Peter Cameron. After Peter raised money from a garage sale, he took his Grade 6 students to buy groceries, which they then delivered to a local shelter. Inspired by their experience, the class used social media to challenge other schools to ‘Make a Difference’ (MAD). Word soon spread, and the initiative was even mentioned by an MP during a speech in Canada’s House of Commons. Today, schools from all over the world participate in the MAD challenge, and Mr. Cameron’s students learn a valuable lesson about the power of their collective voice.
Stories like this are extraordinary, but they are by no means the exception. Each and every day, Catholic teachers have an amazing impact on students and communities across Ontario. In turn, Catholic school graduates become deeply engaged citizens, with high levels of participation in volunteerism, social justice work, as well as the democratic process.
We teach math, science, and reading, but also so much more. Through our lessons, Catholic teachers help prepare students for the ultimate test – life.