From Darkness…Hope

Sun pours in through the window of the Holy Family School Learning Commons. On the pavement below, melting snow washes away the grime of winter. On the edges of the puddles it forms, green grass emerges. After spending too many gray, winter days indoors, this Spring day, with its promise of new life and new…

Strong Not Weak

Our OECTA CLC team welcomes Isabella Visentin¬†a second year teacher candidate from the University of Ottawa.¬†Isabella’s passion for teaching commenced at a young age and flourished when she began teaching her beloved art form of dance nine years ago. Approximately five years ago, Isabella was diagnosed with anxiety. In her guest post below, Isabella will…

Together We Climb

Matthew: Loses His Grip For Matthew, the panic attack is a harsh reminder of the severity of his illness. And the reality, that despite his best efforts to hide it behind a mask of normalcy the mask can, and does at times, slip off. That day, in the gym he could neither suppress nor hide…