About Us

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association represents English public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.3 million public elementary and secondary students. The Association advocates on behalf of the best interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the expert voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and the impact of government policy directions.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

OPSBA is a member of the Canadian School Boards Association​.

Constitution and By-laws​​

OPSBA was created in 1988 because of the need for public school boards to cooperate on issues of mutual concern and benefit. The Association created and adopted a Constitution and By-laws. Over the years, amendments to OPSBA’s Constitution and By-laws have been adopted to address the legal and political changes to education in the province of Ontario.

Read the OPSBA Constitution and By-laws​​​

​About Us: Ontario’s Public Education System (as of October 2021)

Student Enrolment Province
(All four publicly-funded systems)
OPSBA Member Boards (incl. French public schools)
Elementary 1,389,377 959,748
Secondary 612,679 408,799
Total 2,002,056 1,368,547
Number of Schools
Elementary 3,560 2,310
Secondary 877 597
Total 4,437 2,907
Instructional Staff
Teachers 127,441 86,373
TAs (including ECEs) 36,258 23,906
Professional 20,213 13,778
School Administration 16,501 11,372
Coordinators 2,654 1,780
Total 203,066 137,208
Non-Instructional Staff
​Trustees ​854 ​465
Central Administration 5,348 3,449
Transportation 237 164
Operations & Maintenance 19,227 13,575
Non-Operating 601 276
Total 26,267 17,929
Total Staff 229,333 155,137