Welcome to the Partners in Catholic Education for the Diocese of Hamilton Website
It is our hope that the content inspires, enriches, encourages and supports your work as we walk alongside one another and experience the challenges and opportunities of growing in faith.
Vision, imagination, innovation, courage and heart are attributes of the Catholic Partners
Following a series of listening sessions that engaged a variety of individuals who serve in Catholic education in the Diocese of Hamilton, including trustees, directors, support staff and educators, several themes emerged, the most prevalent being adult faith formation. This process sparked the formation of the Partners in Catholic Education including the seven Catholic school boards (French and English), the Diocese of Hamilton and St. Jerome’s University.
The professional and vocational development of all staff serving in Catholic education is an important priority
Our vision for the future requires an intentional, sustained focus on enriching, authentic staff formation from induction to leadership. Together, the partners imagine innovative ways to collaborate and support adult faith formation so that Catholic education continues to flourish.
Formation is a shared responsibility. The partners are committed to sharing human resources, facilities, and programs and do so by recognizing and respecting the languages and cultures of each partner.
All educators and staff who work in Catholic education are understood to be involved in a life-long learning journey. We are called to live out a distinctive mission; a journey we take together as one body caring for one another.
The resources found on this website are intended for use by board teams to help animate and illuminate the path for the next faithful step in ‘walking each other home.’
Our vision for the future requires an intentional, sustained focus on enriching, authentic staff formation from induction to leadership.
“God is doing new things…but only those with new minds and hearts can see a new world breaking through the cracks of the old.”
— Ilia Delio, OSF (Franciscan Sister)