Strengthening Governance: Validating Our Mission, Our Vision, and Our Values

During the 2013-2014 school year, the Board of Trustees undertook a review and validation of our Mission, Vision, and Values.

The Mission, Vision, and Values, are defined by the Ontario Ministry of Education as follows:

  • Mission Statement – a concise statement of the organization’s purpose (what we do, who we serve, what makes us distinctive, etc.)
  • Vision – a statement of the ideal future state (where do we want to be, and what will be achieve by fulfilling our Mission)
  • Values – the fundamental beliefs and principles that frame how the organization operates and how decisions are made

Trustees determined that both the Board’s Mission, and Vision statements are still reflective of our distinct purpose as a Catholic school district, but that the Values should be revisited and refreshed to reflect our legislated purpose and current goals of Ontario’s education system, specifically: 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Safe and Healthy Schools, Equity and Inclusive Education.

Our renewed Values statement:

At the Halton Catholic District School Board, we value:

Our Catholic Faith

and aspire to be models of Christ through our actions of love, forgiveness, compassion, and acceptance.

The Whole Child

and create conditions that support the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of all students so that they may fulfill their God-given potential.

Excellence in Learning

and provide opportunities that meet the needs and aspirations of all learners in a supportive, creative and innovative learning environment.

Relationships and Partnerships

and recognize that our success is reflective of the healthy and vibrant partnership of staff, parents, pastors, and members of our broader community.

The Importance of Contributing to Our Communities

and respect diversity, celebrate multiculturalism, honour individual rights, and embrace the social values of collective responsibility and the common good.