76th Annual


  • OECTA Networking Reception (Hotel) Friday Night 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
  • Conference & AGM (Bishop Smith CSS) Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Mass & Commissioning Saturday (School) 4:15pm
  • Gala Awards Dinner Saturday (Hotel) 7:00 - 10:00 pm

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Space is limited in some of the workshops based on classroom size.

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Friday May 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM EDT
Saturday May 30, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT

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Bishop Smith Catholic Secondary School
362 Carmody St
Pembroke, ON K8A 4G2

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Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education



Milk Bags Needed

We are collecting milk bags for "Milk Bags Unlimited 2.0", a student driven Social Justice Initiative, that provides sleeping mats to several Third World Countries.

Our goal is to collect 1000 bags (the large outer bag from the 3x1L bag).

We ask that a representative from your Region bring the bags to the Conference. Can you win the prize, and help with this wonderful work?

For more information contact the OAPCE office.


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The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education     

 invites You to the

76th Annual Conference, AGM & Gala Dinner

 a full day conference for parents and our partners in publicly funded Catholic Education in Ontario

 "Poor No More"

Co-hosted by the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board




Keynote Speakers


Sherry Campbell [M.A. RSW OACCPP (R)], a professional, dynamic speaker dedicated to sharing her experiences in an impactful, engaging style. Refreshingly insightful, infused with humour, Sherry delivers a message with a meaning.


Genevieve Gallant, of Development and Peace, an organization that supports partners in the Global South who promote alternatives to unfair social, political and economic structures, and educate the Canadian population about the causes of poverty and mobilizes Canadians towards actions for change.


In addition to hearing from engaging Keynote speakers, join us for networking and an opportunity to attend informative workshops.


WORKSHOP ROUND 2 - 2:00PM - 3:15PM  



During the breaks visit our vendor mall. 

 A variety of vendors with information about education, parent engagement and fundraising options.

Mass and Commissioning 

Join us after the conference to celebrate Mass.

Mass Celebrant: Bishop Mulhall

Mass will be celebrated at 4:15pm at the School. Register if you wish to attend. 


  Gala and Awards Dinner  


OAPCE has a long tradition of recognizing volunteers from across the province in five categories. 

Nominations will open February 15th and close on March 31st.

Nominate volunteers in your school and parish communities.

More information about the awards


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This conference was made possible by the support of our

partners in Catholic Education.