On April 8, OPSBA President Cathy Abraham was joined by Executive Council members and OPSBA senior staff in an Advocacy Day at Queen's Park.
OPSBA Advocacy Day provided an opportunity for OPSBA representatives to build on collaborative relationships with provincial stakeholders – both MPPs and political staff.
OPSBA Advocacy Day featured meetings and conversations with all four political parties – the Progressive Conservatives, New Democrats, Liberals and Greens. President Abraham and Executive Director Rusty Hick also met with staff from the Premier's Office, the Ministries of Education and Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Treasury Board Secretariat.
We will continue to strongly advocate to the government and opposition parties the best interests and needs of Ontario's public school system, which serves more than 1.3 million elementary and secondary students. OPSBA's priorities were re-introduced and time was taken to emphasize the success of public education from each of our member boards.