Workshop on Fully Alive Textbooks

Canadian Catholics Bioethics Institute is sponsoring a workshop by Sylvia Santin on the textbook series for Catholic schools, “Fully Alive.”

Fully Alive: What is Catholic Family Life Education?
Speaker -- Sylvia Pegis Santin, PhD

Free admission.
All are welcome to attend.

In this seminar we will explore the five themes of Fully Alive, the Family Life Program (Grades 1 – 8) sponsored by the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops. These themes — Created and Loved by God, Living in Relationship, Created Sexual: Male and Female, Growing in Commitment, Living in the World — are best understood as a response to the question: What does it mean to be human? We will also look at some of the challenges of presenting a view of the person, sexuality, marriage, and family so at odds with the culture within which students are growing up.

Dr. Santin is a consultant to the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops in the area of Family Life Education. She served as General Editor of their family life program, Fully Alive, and from 1993 – 1995 as the General Secretary to the Conference. During 1997, she served as advisor to the Canadian bishops for the Synod for America, and in 2004 – 2005 as a member of the CCCB Special Task Force for the review of the sexual abuse guidelines. She is the author of Many Gifts, a Social Studies program for Catholic elementary students in Ontario, and is presently preparing a second edition of Fully Alive for the Ontario Bishops.

Dr. Santin has a PhD in educational theory from the University of Toronto. Her professional experience includes: teaching children and adolescents with developmental delays; educational assessment of children and adolescents with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and behavioural problems; curriculum development and research; parent education, marriage and family life education, and teacher education.


University of St Michael’s College
95 St Joseph Street (East Door, Room 102, Faculty of Theology)
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 55.1772" N, 79° 23' 20.4828" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.