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Communications Department

The Ottawa Catholic School Board's Communications Department provides reliable information on issues and events occurring throughout our school system to both media contacts and the public. We provide newsworthy information about our schools, our students, and our greater school community. We also provide assistance to our schools, departments and educational partners with the production of advertisements and publications, such as the Director's Annual Report. We are the first point of contact for emergency notices and crisis situations, and we ensure that our community is kept fully informed about what is happening in our district. Part of our communications strategy includes managing our Board's website to provide all stakeholders with the information they need to make informed decisions about education.

OCSB News Releases

View our comprehensive listing of Communications approved News Releases that are sent out to the media for large news stories. But, there is so much more going on in our school community! Be sure to check out our Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, and more to read about the amazing things that our teachers and students are doing to make their education experience the very best it can be. Read more >

OCSB Social Media 

Read the Ottawa Catholic School Board's social media protocol which identifies our official social media accounts and platforms, hours of service, and explains when and how we respond to comments and questions. You can also read our commenting guidelines to learn about our online community rules of engagement on social media sites.  Read more >  

Boardroom Spotlight

Our Boardroom Spotlight is produced after each regular Board meeting, summarizing major Board decisions in a simple, and clean blog format. Keep yourself connected with what is going on in your school community! Read more >

Contact Communications

Contact our team by email at Communications@ocsb.ca or target your inquiry to someone below.

Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications
Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2326 Mobile: 613-294-3946     Weekends 613-294-3946 or

Sandra Falcomer, Administrative Assistant Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2330

Kelly McKibbin, Board Website Administrator Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2328

Caroline Bachynski, School Website & Communications LiaisonPhone: 613-224-4455 ext 2505

Jon Juane, Online Engagement & Multimedia SpecialistPhone: 613-224-4455 ext 2503