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Direct your School Support (taxes) through MPAC

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 “ES” does not appear and you are eligible and wish to be designated as a separate school supporter, please call the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Admissions Department at 613-224-4455 ext 2308, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   and we’ll be happy to help you through the process. Please note that school support cannot be divided between two district school boards.

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.

Did you know?

When you move, your 'Direction of School Support' automatically defaults your direction to public schools, directing your voice away from you Catholic school community. Check your Assessment Notice carefully if you move to make the necessary adjustments.

MPAC Forms

Please download and complete one or both of the forms listed below, depending on your situation. In the case where one partner is non-Catholic, then an Assessment Lease form is also required. 

Once the Application for Direction of School Support and/or School Support Lease Agreement are completed and signed, it can be returned to MPAC via email, fax or mail:

E-mail: Use the Contact Us form on the MPAC website
Toll-free Fax:  1-866-297-6703

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
P.O. Box 9808, Toronto, ON M1S 5T9

MPAC staff will process the school support designation change upon receipt. Questions should be directed to the MPAC Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-6722.