Sep 26, 2023

OPSBA statement for Truth and Reconciliation Week

“September 30 is often a challenging day for Indigenous staff,” said Elaine Johnston, ITC Chair. “We encourage our member boards to exemplify care for Indigenous staff by increasing support or taking the lead in activity planning and facilitation for both this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and future occurrences. This must be done through continued engagement with Indigenous staff and partners. This is one small act of caring that can make activities more meaningful.”
Sep 25, 2023

Honouring the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2023, marks the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day, schools and school boards across Ontario, including students, staff, and school communities, will be commemorating the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, which more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were forced to attend between the 1870s and 1997.
A montage of photos of trustees.
Sep 25, 2023

Local Government Week 2023 – October 16 to 20

Local Government Week (LGW) aims to increase youth and public awareness about the important role local government plays in our communities. Please join OPSBA, our member trustees and our education partners in raising civic awareness and promoting the role of trustees among Ontario students.

Advocacy and Action

Our latest advocacy and submissions to the Government of Ontario.

Good Governance for School Boards: PD for Trustees

Guides for Trustees, School Boards, Directors of Education and Communities.

The Key Work of OPSBA - Learn More About Our Priorities!

OPSBA is an issue-driven organization and exists to provide for the service needs of its members whose role is to advocate for public education. The priorities for the Association are described in the publication of the Key Work of OPSBA.

Collective Bargaining

OPSBA believes that teachers and education workers deeply influence a positive and productive learning environment for students and are supported in this role through the peace and stability engendered by successfully negotiated collective agreements.