2022 Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award Recipient

It gives me great pleasure to announce that this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award is Father Gilles Mongeau, S.J., assistant to the provincial and Director of formation for the Jesuits of Canada. Father Mongeau is a university professor, author and voice in support of many who have been marginalized and an advocate for truth and reconciliation.

The Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award is presented to an alumni who has achieved a high level of distinction and recognition in their chosen field while exhibiting positive Catholic values as noted in the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. The nomination was made by Debbie Frendo, retired Superintendent, and Rob Long, Coordinator in the Learning Technologies Department.

Normally, this award would have been presented at Christian Community Day, which did not take place this year. This award was presented virtually to Father Mongeau at the Board meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

Along with the award comes a $5,000 donation made in the name of our winner. Father Mongeau has asked that the donation be awarded to his alma mater, St. Pius X High School.

Please enjoy this video that illustrates Father Mongeau’s commitment to community building and the belief that we should seek to find God in all things.

Tom D’Amico,

Director of Education

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