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Tax Support

 
DIRECTION OF SCHOOL SUPPORT AND LEASE INFORMATION
 

By registering your child in a Wellington Catholic school, you have chosen to support Catholic education in Ontario.  It is important to help protect and preserve our Catholic education system by ensuring you are registered as an English Separate (Catholic) School supporter.   You do this by directing your tax support to the separate school system.  

Direction of school support should be made even if you do not have children attending school.  All Catholic ratepayers are partners in Catholic education.  As well, your school support entitles you to vote for Catholic school trustees in municipal elections.  Ultimately, your commitment will make a difference to the future of Catholic education and demonstrate the ongoing support of the general public for the Catholic school system in Ontario.

To verify that you are an English Separate (Catholic) School Supporter:

1.          Check the assessment section of your Tax Bill or Property Assessment Notice Or

2.         Check your Voter Information Card during an election year

By directing your tax support to the separate school system:

  • You may vote for Separate School Trustees in municipal elections
  • Your children may attend Catholic elementary schools
  • You show your support for the Catholic school system
  • You help to support the Board’s population projections, which impacts funding
  • Your record of school support is part of an assessment base that is used to determine the number of Trustees elected to each board
 

NEW PROCESS EFFECTIVE January 19, 2023

We are pleased to announce that MPAC is modernizing the school support collection process, focusing on the development of an online platform.

Residents who wish to direct their school support vis MPAC’s online app will visit the School Support app page, then indicate if they are a property owner or a tenant.  Depending upon the response, they will be directed as follows:

Property Owners

Tenants

Login through AboutMyProperty (AMP)

Enter tenant information into online portal search.

Access the School Support app from AMP

Enter School Support designation

Displays household individuals and their school support designation.

Check email for school support designation receipt.

Check email for school support designation receipt.

 

 

Please visit www.mpac.ca to access the portal

 
Will my taxes increase if I support Catholic schools?
 
No. Changes to the direction of school support do not result in any additional cost to taxpayers.
 
Have you moved?
Even if you have been an English Separate (Catholic) School Supporter in the past, the designation DOES NOT follow you when you relocate. Every time you move, it is essential that you re-register yourself as an English Separate School supporter.
 
What if you rent?
In Ontario, the tenant has the right to direct school support. If you are renting your place of residence, your landlord is the owner (who may or may not be Catholic) and you are the tenant. You may direct your support to Public-Separate provided your unit is self-contained.
 
 
Forms
 

MPAC will continue to accept the paper Application for Direction of School Support (ADSS) forms which can be accessed through the MPAC website at  www.mpac.ca.

Thank you for your support!
 

Your ongoing support of Catholic schools is instrumental in the preservation and enhancement of our system.  When you direct your support to the English Separate (Catholic) system, you are sending a powerful message which says:

  • You support Catholic schools in your community
  • You want to see Catholic schools continue to exist and flourish
  • You want equitable resources for your Catholic schools
 
The future of Catholic Education in Ontario depends on all of us!