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 credible 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.
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.
About Us: Ontario’s Public Education System (as of October 2021)
(All four publicly-funded systems)
|OPSBA Member Boards (incl. French public schools)|
|Number of Schools|
|TAs (including ECEs)||36,258||23,906|
|Operations & Maintenance||19,227||13,575|