the Catholic schools of the Waterloo Region have been the heart of this community providing both an academic and spiritual education, integrating body, mind, and spirit.
“Catholic Schools in your Waterloo Region,” dressed up to look like a legitimate article, is “Sponsored Content“/advertising paid for by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, which gets its money from the Ontario government.
Of course the WCDSB accentuates its version of the positive and ignores the negative. The WCDSB, like every other publicly funded Catholic school in Ontario discriminates against non-catholic and non-practicing Catholic teachers. Accepts non-Catholic students when its enrollment needs to be increased and turns them away when its enrollment is high.
The WCDSB applauds the British North America Act (1867) that guaranteed that “Roman Catholics in Ontario now had the right to own their own schools.” Roman Catholics own their own schools, but they don’t pay for them. Ontario bishops run these schools by overseeing “spiritual education,” complaining about the human rights legislation enacted by the government that pays for their schools and instructing school boards, principals and teachers to ignore Bill 13: the Accepting Schools Act, especially the portion that requires
Boards and schools to allow students to form groups at their school to raise awareness and understanding of all students on topics [which includes] sexual orientation and gender identity.These groups may include Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs).
In addition, the WCDSB makes it clear that
Thirty-one years before this great country was officially known as Canada, the first Waterloo area Catholic schools were founded by local settlers looking to educate their children in the Catholic faith.
If Catholics could afford to pay “to educate their children in the Catholic faith” in 1836, they can afford to pay to educate their children in the Catholic faith now.