Paul Cousineau profile

My name is Paul Cousineau. I am a father of three busy children (Jessica, 16, Donovan, 12, and Chandler, 10) and am presently working for Abitibi-Consolidated.
I have lived most of my life here in Fort Frances with my wife, Lisa, and we always have attended St. Mary’s Church.
Growing up, I attended Catholic Schools. Getting married and raising a family, I have discovered new responsibilities. The biggest one has been raising three children.
Their education, their future, is of utmost importance to me. To me, I have the best experience a person can have for this position. I have children in the school system.
When I’m asked why I am running for the Catholic school trustee, the answer becomes very simple: I believe in Catholic education. The right of having Catholic schools for my (our) children to attend is very important to me.
We need Catholic schools like we’ve always needed them. Catholic schools make a major contribution to society by turning out, year after year, thousands and thousands of well-educated, faith-filled young people who want to—and do—make a different in our Church and society.
I value Catholic education. The word community, and all that comes under this word, is what our Catholic schools are built on. Catholic schools teach values and truths our children can take with them through life.
I believe that as parents and guardians, we must be prepared to take on a leadership role in Catholic education. I am looking for ongoing opportunities for growth—both spiritually and through participation as a trustee.
I know that the Catholic community needs faith-filled, committed, and competent people to serve on our school boards.
In my eyes, the role of the Catholic trustee is one of great privilege, responsibility, and service to the community since it involves the opportunity to help in the formation of future generations in the Christian way of life.
I will be visible and active in the schools. I will work to raise awareness about Catholic education. I will fight for the best possible education for our children.
I will do this, but not at the expense of our Catholic traditions and sacraments.
Catholic schools are worth fighting for, and I am ready to take that challenge.