The Ottawa Catholic School Board believes in celebrating the achievements of its students and staff. A wide range of academic and extra-curricular honours and awards are available throughout the school year.

The Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award

The Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award acknowledges an alumnus who has achieved a high level of distinction and recognition in his or her chosen field, while exhibiting positive Catholic values reflecting the characteristics described by the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. The OCSB presents the award annually during a Christian Community Day celebration each October. A $5,000 donation will be made, on behalf of the recipient, to the Catholic school of his/her choice, and a plaque of recognition will be maintained at the OCSB.

Previous Winners

  • 2023: Dr. Vincent Lam
  • 2022: Father Gilles Mongeau S.J.
  • 2021: Kim Corace
  • 2020: Jimmy Sebulime
  • 2019: Michel Chikwanine
  • 2018: Erica Wiebe
  • 2017: George Brown
  • 2016: Bishop Christian Riesbeck
  • 2015: Dr. David LeBrun
  • 2014: Justice Dennis Power
  • 2013: Professor Mark McGowan
  • 2012: Honourable Andrew J. Scheer
  • 2011: Shauna Mullally
  • 2010: Marina Molinari Coderre (posthumously)

High School Awards

To recognize those who go above and beyond during their high school career, we offer OCSB High School Awards. These awards, consisting of bursaries and/or certificates, are designed to support the post-graduate endeavours of select students. We hope every OCSB high school student takes the time to research each one, as they might qualify for an award!