Catholic Curriculum Corporation Opening Message
The Catholic Curriculum Corporation is a consortium of seventeen Catholic school boards
across central and western Ontario. As an important partner in Catholic education, we recognize
that Catholic education exists to provide a holistic formation of people as living witnesses of faith.
We demonstrate our mission when we engage with, and support, our member boards in sustained,
substantive school improvement and student growth that is reflective of a Catholic professional
Our mission is to build and sustain the Catholic capacity of educators through the development and provision of high quality Catholic curriculum, resources, support and professional development.
Faith Through Learning – A Distinctive Catholic Curriculum
Message from the Executive Director
On behalf of the Catholic Curriculum Corporation, I would like to thank Robert Gallo, project lead, and the team of contributors from Toronto, Windsor-Essex, and York District School Boards for their expertise and dedicated efforts in producing this resource. Thanks are also extended to Grant McMurray for his guidance as Curriculum Manager.
Confirmation Through Conversation is an online platform where teachers and students can engage virtually with other groups province-wide to participate in five distinct Catholic modules focused around the sacrament of Confirmation. The online sessions where students meet their virtual friends is designed to help guide the teacher regarding the themes/topics surrounding the sacrament of Confirmation. Together the partnered classes explore this online journey toward full initiation in the Church.
Once again, I offer sincere thanks to those who have supported our teachers with this resource. I wish continued success to all who use this resource while sharing and celebrating our Catholic mission in education.
The following have contributed to the creation of this resource:
Robert Gallo, Religion & Family Life Resource Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Michael Belcastro, 21st Century Learning Resource Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Lisa Malcolm, Religion & Family Life Resource Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Daniel Pupulin, Secondary School Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Kelly Pickard-Lefterys, Consultant: Religious Education, Family Life, Adult Faith and Equity, York Catholic District School Board
Betty Brush, Learning Support Services Consultant, Religious Studies, Religion and Family Life , Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
Grant McMurray, Curriculum Manager, Catholic Curriculum Corporation