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About Us

With nearly 25,500 students in 44 elementary and 13 secondary schools, as well as its school for adults, the CECCE is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside Quebec.

  • The students of the CECCE’s schools rank among the best in Ontario on provincial tests.
  • Many specialized programs are offered across all our secondary schools.
  • The vast majority of graduates are bilingual.
  • Full-time school is offered from age 4 on.
  • A variety of support programs are available to parents.
  • Nine out of ten classes between junior kindergarten and Grade 3 have 20 students or fewer.
  • The CECCE’s graduation rate is more than 95%.


A leader recognized for transforming the learning experience, for the excellence and caring of its Catholic schools, and for its synergy with the community.


Engage all students in learning, pursuing their dreams, and building a better world.


We believe that every student can succeed if we give them the time and support they need.


We are determined to do what must be done to provide each and every student with the support and encouragement they need to succeed.
Support, an everyday experience.

Encouragement, so that every talent and aptitude is fulfilled.

Our History

November 1988:

Establishment of the Ottawa-Carleton French-Language School Board (Bill 109) through the election of the first trustees.

December 1988:

Aurèle Lalonde is elected as the first Chair of the Ottawa-Carleton French-Language School Board.

December 1988:

Rodrigue Landriault is elected as the first chair of the Roman Catholic sector of the OCFLSB.

January 1989:

First year of operations of the schools in the Roman Catholic sector.

January 1994:

Study of the organization of school boards in the Ottawa-Carleton region.

July 1994:

The Ottawa-Carleton French-Language School Board is dissolved by Ontario Regulation 425/94 (Ottawa-Carleton French-Language School Boards) under the Education Act.

January 1997:

Fewer School Boards Act (Bill 104).

Together for
success and well-being of each student
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While our Board and our schools offer services in French, we try our best to accommodate English-speaking parents and members of the school community.

For registration information, please contact the school board's Family Welcome Office at 613 746-3837 or toll free at 1 888 230-5131 extension 3837.