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Better Together: A New Leader For A New Vision For Christian Education

On March 5th, 2018 by New Organization Board

Introducing Deani Van Pelt, our new President: Senior Fellow, Cardus Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute Former Director of Teacher Education, Redeemer University College Dr. Deani Van Pelt, OCT, will be leading the new organization, with origins in three historic Ontario Christian school associations, (OCSAA, Edifide and OACS), dedicated to supporting and promoting excellence in leadership ...

Election opens for Ontario College of Teachers Council

On March 5th, 2018 by Jennifer Neutel

Shannon Marcus, principal at Durham Christian High School, is looking to retain her private schools seat on the Ontario College of Teachers Council and is running in the March 5th to April 9th election. Teachers working in a registered private school in Ontario, who are in good standing at the ...

Cultivating mental health conversations in Guelph

On February 26th, 2018 by Jennifer Neutel

Mental health is the No. 1 concern of parents in Canada. Today, more people are aware of how mental health connects with other areas of our lives and the need to increase resources and break down stigma. For the past four years Guelph Community Christian School (GCCS) has been engaging a ...


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Building Belonging: The Christ-Centred Educational Services Standard

On March 5th, 2018 by Sara Pot

Last month, I offered a list of questions for schools to consider related to the inclusive vision of belonging. You can find those questions here. These questions were meant to serve as points to ponder for schools as they either begin the conversation about an inclusive vision of belonging or ...

An Inclusive Vision of Belonging

On January 24th, 2018 by Sara Pot

Happy New Year. Back in September, I wrote about the definition and practice of community ( Schools were just starting their new year, and I was just starting to get to know the stories from several of your communities.  I appreciate the time and the trust given with stories to me ...

From 2017 to 2018

On January 3rd, 2018 by Ray Hendriks

As I reflect back on 2017, there are a number of things that have stood out … Last year gave the OACS community many stories of excellence, innovation and community. Check them out again at There were also the great stories shared in edCommons groups and community gatherings of God’s ...

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