Broader Public Sector accountability resources
The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is proud to provide the public with information about how we run our publicly funded organization through our Broader Public Sector (BPS) accountability resources. As a BPS organization, we are required to publish online business plans and other business or financial documents. This supports the Government of Ontario’s mandate for openness and transparency. The Government of Ontario’s Management Board of Cabinet has issued this directive under the authority of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (Part V.1 – Business Plans). This directive requires us to publish our business plans and financial documents on one webpage for easy reference.
Moving forward with our strategic commitments
Our mission is to provide all our students with a well-rounded education for the mind, body and spirit through an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility and Catholic values. To support this mission, we have adopted Strategic Commitments to guide our school community through the years 2018 to 2021. Our goal is for each commitment to resonate with our students, parents, and staff. By focusing our work on these three areas, we can continue to address strengths and needs in a faith-filled environment, ensuring safe, caring and inclusive schools, dedication to equity and well-being, as well as continued focus on excellence and Deep Learning.
Our Strategic Plan provides a vision for the Board by establishing strategic direction, with an emphasis on student achievement. Operational plans, such as the Board Innovation Plan (BIP) flow out of the Strategic Plan. Both our Strategic Plan and BIP outline our priorities and goals for performance measures, evidence gathering methods and targets for improvement.
Director’s Annual Report
Sharing our balanced operating budget
The budget for the OCSB’s 2018-2019 fiscal year was approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees at its meeting of June 12, 2018.
Our 2018-2019 Budget Summary presents the Board’s financial and operations plan, and all necessary disclosures. Audited financial statements are designed to provide assurance that financial transactions are properly authorized and recorded in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements. View the 2018 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements. View the Public Record Disclosure of Employee Salaries and Benefits, and additional resources on our Finance Department webpage.
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EDC meetings February 12 & March 26
Policy Review Public Meeting and Successor By-Law Public Meeting: Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm, OCSB Boardroom
TAKE NOTICE that at the regular meeting of the Board on February 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) will hold public meetings pursuant to Section 257.60 and 257.63 of the Education Act. The purpose of these meetings will be: 1) to review the current education development charge polices of the Board and to solicit public input, and 2) to consider the continued imposition of education development charges and a successor by-law and to inform the public generally about the Board’s EDC proposal.
Public Meeting In Consideration of By-Law Adoption: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm, OCSB Boardroom
TAKE NOTICE that at the regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday March 26, 2019, the OCSB will hold a public meeting to consider the enactment of a successor EDC by-law in the City of Ottawa.
Visit ocsb.ca/planning for more detailed information, or if you wish to make a presentation.
Policy review process for the public before Feb 28
The OCSB has established a policy review process to allow students, parents, staff, and members of the OCSB community to submit feedback regarding Board policies currently under review. There are currently 27 policies under review. To be considered, your submission must identify your name, phone number, email address, residential address, relationship with the OCSB, and the name of the policy under review. All submissions must be received before 5:00 pm on February 28, 2019. Once all feedback has been received, it will be reviewed and considered by the Board’s Executive Committee. Recommended revisions to the policy will then be submitted to the Board of Trustees for final approval. View the policies under review.
Budget Public Input Session on March 26
The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) invites all interested stakeholders to attend a public input session regarding the OCSB's 2019/2020 Budget. Budget presentations from the public will be heard commencing at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Boardroom at the Catholic Education Centre, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4.Please notify the Director’s Office by phone to 613-224-4455 Ext 2271 at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting if you wish to make a presentation. View the Board’s current 2018/2019 Budget.
Audited Consolidated Financial Statements available
In accordance with Section 252(2)1. of the Education Act, Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report of the Ottawa Catholic School Board for the year ended August 31, 2018 is now available for viewing at ocsb.ca/bps. Copies of the reports noted in this section may also be obtained either by writing to the Finance Department, Ottawa Catholic School Board, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4, by phone 613-224-2222 ext. 2281 or by email at email@example.com.
Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award nominations
Now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award at the OCSB.
The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2019. The Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award acknowledges an alumnus who has achieved a high level of distinction and recognition in his or her chosen field, while exhibiting positive Catholic values reflecting the characteristics described by the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. The OCSB presents the award annually during a Christian Community Day celebration each October. A $5,000 donation will be made, on behalf of the recipient, to the Catholic school of his/her choice, and a plaque of recognition will be maintained at the OCSB.
Approved Executive Compensation Program
In 2014, the Government of Ontario began the process of developing public sector compensation frameworks to ensure a transparent and consistent approach to executive compensation. This applies to all Ontario public sector designated employers, such as universities, colleges, hospitals and school boards, including the OCSB.
In the education sector, a competitive, fair, and responsible Executive Compensation Program is vital for attracting and retaining the talented, innovative leadership required to ensure continued progress and success in advancing student achievement for all. The OCSB’s approved Executive Compensation Program balances the need to manage compensation costs and the need to attract and retain the executive talent we seek.
In consultation with the Government of Ontario, the OCSB developed its proposed Executive Compensation Program which met the requirements of the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act. As part of the Government Regulations, all Ontario broader public sector organizations conducted a 30-day public consultation which invited the public to provide feedback on the proposed program. The Executive Compensation Program has been approved by the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education and is now available for viewing. View the Executive Compensation Program.