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The Consortium of Independent Ontario Catholic Schools functions as a collaborative platform where independent Catholic schools come together to enhance educational quality, share resources, and address common challenges. A key component to becoming a CIOCS school, is fostering networking opportunities and facilitating the exchange of best practices and innovative teaching methods.


CIOCS offers professional development initiatives, and promotes collaboration on curriculum development. All CIOCS partners engage in advocacy efforts, representing the interests of independent Catholic schools at various levels, and provide support services such as administrative assistance or legal guidance.

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 CIOCS' services are primarily driven through volunteer based committees to help serve our member schools. Learn more about each of our committees and the role they play to serve our network.

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CIOCS schools are spread throughout the province and although each uniquely different, all schools are committed to providing Catholic Education in accordance with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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CIOCS partners whether a business, organization, or individual, aligns its goals and values with the mission of CIOCS. The partnership may involve various levels of engagement, such as financial support, its services, resource sharing, or participation in collaborative projects.

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Membership Requirements

Becoming a CIOCS member demonstrates a school’s commitment to upholding Catholic education and high standards of professionalism, ethics, and quality of education. Elementary and secondary independent schools located in the province of Ontario may apply to become an CIOCS member school. Members have access to exclusive services, membership benefits, and professional development all designed to assist schools to achieve excellence in school leadership and operations.

Each CIOCS members adheres to the Profession of Faith & Conduct and clearly understands the CIOCS Statement of Purpose.

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