April 28, 2023

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, L’École catholique organized the Smiles Challenge: a highly original contest that brought out over 3,600 creative smiles in its schools over the past few weeks! This great participation testifies to the joy, excitement and sense of well-being in more than 300 schools in Ontario’s eight French-language Catholic school boards.

“The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon, along with the seven other French-language Catholic school boards in Ontario, is delighted with the great participation of its school community. Our students have once again demonstrated their boundless creativity, an essential skill for success. We encourage our families and the general public to recognize this creativity by voting for their favourite creations,” said Ms. Suzanne Salituri, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon President.

It’s time to vote!

Students, staff and the general public are now invited to visit the L’École catholique website to vote for their favourite “smile” among the 12 finalists from their school board. It will be possible to vote once a day for one “smile” per school board until May 7.


Thanks to your votes, three classes from each school board will win a prize of up to $300 towards a health and wellness activity or field trip. Spread the word to your friends, family and social networks!

For more information on L’École catholique’s Smiles Challenge or to vote, please visit EcolesCatholiquesOntario.ca/defisourires/.

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon offers a French-language Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSC Nouvelon provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 5,900 students enrolled in 27 elementary, 1 virtual school and 10 secondary schools.

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294
705-677-8195 (cell)