Catholic Education Symposium 2017: Join the Conversation!


Renewing the Promise
Exploring the critical role of Catholic education in contemporary society

We want to hear from you about Catholic education in Ontario! “Renewing the Promise” is a dialogue.

Your input about Catholic education in Ontario – the way it fulfills its mandate as well as the challenges and opportunities of the present moment – will help to guide us for the future.

You can offer your ideas and input on-line through Thought Exchange.

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Thoughtexchange will provide background information and three open-ended questions that you answer anonymously. When the survey closes, responses will be sorted into themes. You will then be invited to look at emerging themes and prioritize them, locally and provincially.

Our mission and vision for Catholic education have not changed, but our context has changed profoundly. At this time it is important that we come together in conversation, gathering as a community to name and understand the challenges presented by an increasingly complex and secular society today, and to identify and build consensus around the opportunities that will shape our future.

Your ideas will provide important input for a gathering of the Catholic community later in the year on the theme of Renewing the Promise.

When the process is completed, results and analysis will be available on a designated public website. Catholic Education Week 2018 will be the occasion to celebrate all that we learned.

Join the dialogue!

Renewing the Promise Dialogue in Three Phases

  1. SHARE: March 1 – May 19 Online dialogue  begins with  YOUR  comments entered  electronically  into Thoughtexchange.
  2. STAR: Late May Thoughtexchange invites you back online to see YOUR comments and others’. You add virtual “stars” to the ideas generated locally that resonate most with you. Early June you add virtual stars to the ideas generated provincially that resonate most with you.
  3. DISCOVER: September and October

The results will be shared publicly.