The Communications Department is responsible for strategic internal and external communications, issues management, crisis communications, and supporting plans and actions that protect and promote the District’s visibility, profile, and reputation. We are located at the central administration building, 133 Greenbank Road. The reception and switchboard staff are also part of our department.

What we do:

Our team works to generate public awareness about District news, initiatives, events, programs, and supports. We promote two-way communication with our communities, build strong partnerships, and support our family of schools with implementing effective communication strategies. Our services include:

  • Public relations 
  • Media and news releases 
  • Special events 
  • Social media 
  • Advertising 
  • Strategic communication plans 
  • Crisis communications and issues management 
  • Providing communications support for schools and staff 
  • Promoting newsworthy, school-based stories 
  • Graphic design and publications 
  • Video production and audio visual support 
  • SchoolMessenger support 
  • Reception services

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The OCDSB does not advertise for external organizations or companies within our schools or on our website or other online platforms. If your organization wishes to share a poster or flyer with schools in our District, you may contact the schools directly. Schools may choose to share these materials with their school community (e.g. through the school newsletter) at their discretion.

For more information, please call 613-721-1820. General enquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]. This email is monitored daily.

Looking for help? For most school related topics, it’s best to start with your teacher or principal. Visit our Complaint Resolution page for more information about how to access support.

Contact Us:
Michèle GirouxExecutive Officer (Corporate Services)
613-596-8211, ext. 8607
Diane Pernari, General Manager, Communications
613-596-8211, ext. 8228

Ali Goncci, B.Eng. Webmaster
613-596-8211, ext. 8801

Alissar Ghdaye, Switchboard/Reception
613-596-8211, ext. 8000

Darcy Knoll, Communications Advisor (Media)

Heather J. McKinnon, Administrative Assistant 
613-596-8211, ext. 8310

Jackie Brown, Switchboard/Reception
613-596-8211, ext. 8005

Joe Koraith, Communications Advisor 
613-596-8211, ext.  8817 

Mike Guilbault, Central AV Technical Specialist 
613-596-8211, ext. 8800

Oksana Kravets,  Communications Advisor
613-596-8211, ext. 8803 

Paul Jaworski, Web/Graphic Designer 
613-596-8211, ext.8110
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