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Mental health series, part 1

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Know thyself

By: Andrew Miki

Andrew Miki

Earlier in the school year, CPCO and Starling Minds’ founder and CEO Dr. Andrew Miki, launched an online mental health initiative supporting our Practising Associates. To learn more about Starling Minds, please read our earlier blog post.

The Starling program was developed by Dr. Andrew Miki. Andrew is a registered psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with patients to treat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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Catholic Education Week 2016

Opening Doors of Mercy

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education week runs from Sunday, May 1, to Friday, May 6, 2016.
The theme for this year is Opening Doors of Mercy.

A special message from CPCO Executive Director Paul Lacalamita:

“Catholic Education Week affords the Catholic School Principal/Vice-Principal a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the sacred privileges and responsibilities of leadership in a faith community.

“As leaders in Catholic education, humility, openness, compassion, trust in others and a deep sense of service and dedication are but a few of the personal qualities we are called to model. As the gospel of Luke says: ‘The greatest among you should be like the youngest and the one who rules, like the one who serves.’

“Our call as Catholic leaders compels us to spend our time ensuring that the community of learners and practitioners entrusted in our care is rooted in Jesus Christ.”

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CPCO Conference Breakout Sessions 2016


This year, CPCO Conference will be offering several Breakout Sessions. Seasoned professionals will lead each session as they share personal and professional experiences on the following topics:

Navigating the 21st century world of media and politics

Breakout Sessions








Speakers: Carole Allen, Peter Landry, David Sieger

Details: This session will help to reflect on the current political and media environment in Ontario, particularly around protecting and supporting Catholic education. You will learn strategies that will build and reinforce support for Catholic schools, share in the expertise offered by FACE, and take away critical and practical information to support servant leadership as a Catholic Principal or Vice-Principal.