By registering your child into an Ottawa Catholic school, you have chosen to support Catholic education through direction of your school support. When you designate yourself as a separate school supporter, there is no financial benefit to our Board. Instead, you help foster a strong political voice through your elected representative (trustee) in ensuring your rights to a Catholic education for the young people in our province.
Your education taxes, at a rate mandated by Ontario, are pooled with those from all taxpayers in Ontario. The money is then redistributed equally on a per pupil basis to all school boards in Ontario. As a residential English separate school supporter, the assessment section of your tax bill should read as follows...
If you do not have children in our school system, you can still choose to support the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Please note that only "Catholic" homeowners and tenants are eligible to designate their support.
To find out for sure, call MPAC toll free at 1-866-296-6722. If you provide them with your date of birth and your address, they can tell you if you are on the voter's list, and can also tell you if you are designated as a Catholic school supporter.