The Ottawa Catholic School Board is recognized internationally for being an innovative faith-based learning community that values equity and wellness. With 89 schools and learning sites throughout Canada’s capital city, we provide quality publicly-funded education to over 45,000 students.
Our Vision and Mission
All students are inspired and guided to realize their spiritual, social and academic potential, and to take their place in the world as thoughtful, well-rounded citizens.
Provide all of our students with a well-rounded education for the mind, body and spirit through an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility and Catholic values.
Our Commitments and Spiritual Theme
Our Strategic Commitments and Spiritual Theme provide our staff with a strong foundation to live out our vision and mission. We use these as building blocks to provide your child with an innovative and supportive learning environment at their local Catholic school.
Our Executive Council, guided by our Director of Education and Associate Director of Education, consists of 11 Superintendents who lead our departments and schools.
Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees plays an important role in your child’s Catholic Education. Our board consists of ten publicly elected trustees and two student trustees.
Our regular Board Meetings are open to the public and usually take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the school year. Due to COVID-19, our meetings are taking place virtually.
The concepts of equity, diversity and inclusion are at the very heart of Catholic education. We’re committed to ensuring our learning and working environments are safe and inclusive spaces that honour the dignity of all people.
Finance and Budget
The Ottawa Catholic School Board responsibly manages a $5.8 million operating budget. Learn more about finance and administration at the OCSB, including our detailed budget, financial statements and public record disclosures.
Our policies and procedures help ensure our learning and work environments at the Ottawa Catholic School Board promote health, safety and well-being for all. All of our policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are approved in public meetings by our Board of Trustees.