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IEL resources

New IEL resources for Principals & Vice-Principals are now available

By Hannah Yakobi

Photography by / courtesy of IEL

The school year has begun and is now in full swing!

This year, the Ontario Institute for Education Leadership (IEL) is pleased to provide a variety of incredible resources for Principals and Vice-Principals.

As you know, IEL is a bilingual organization that includes representatives from Principals’ and Supervisory Officers’ associations, Ontario Association of Senior Business Officials (OASBO), Council of Directors of Education and the Ministry of Education. With this in mind, IEL’s direction this year focuses on influencing and supporting provincial program and policy development and implementation of the Ontario Leadership Strategy (OLS) and the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) through a collaborative network of Ministry and professional associations of school and system leaders in the interests of student achievement and well-being.

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Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2017

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Photo credit: thelearningpartnership.ca

CPCO congratulates winners of Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award 2017

By Stephanie Zakhem

The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals program is celebrating its 13th anniversary and recognizing 40 exceptional leaders this year. Award nominations for the program were submitted by colleagues, parents, school staff and community members to celebrate these Principals’ leadership, innovation and ability to find solutions and opportunities within their school communities.

All winners will be honoured for their accomplishments at the annual gala on Feb. 28, 2017. The winners will also benefit from an exclusive five-day executive leadership training program at one of Canada’s top business schools: the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The program will introduce them to leadership and management practices, presented by business, government and education leaders, as well as Rotman faculty. Principals will also participate in a professional learning day hosted by CIBC, where they will have an opportunity to learn about today’s workforce from leaders in business, health and education.

We are thrilled to see four of CPCO’s valued Associates win the award this year! We got in touch with them and asked what does winning the award mean to them personally. Here is what they told us.

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Catholic resources

Helpful Catholic resources to help you plan for next year

By Stephanie Zakhem

As the end of 2016 draws near for Principals, Vice-Principals, educators and staff alike, many are trying to plan for the year ahead. With this in mind, CPCO compiled a resource list of helpful Catholic websites that can assist in your preparation for 2017.

All of the below websites contain useful resources, links and other great materials:

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Summer activities 2016

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Six ways to make the most of your summer vacation

By Stephanie Zakhem

School’s out!

Summer vacation is a time to recharge and refocus as you prepare for another group of students.

There is no shortage of activities, camps and professional learning events taking place throughout the province.

Here are just a few:

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Catholic education resources

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Catholic education resources to bookmark

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Due to demanding schedules, it’s challenging to find useful and reliable resources for Catholic educators’ needs.

When searching for new prayers, the latest updates from the Vatican, or general Catholic education news, to name a few, it’s helpful to find this information at the click of a button.

Here are 10 useful resources for Catholic educators:

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