A woman speaks to a father and child in front of a school.
Oct 13, 2021

Local Government Week is October 18 to 22!

Local Government Week 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.
Oct 08, 2021

Free menstrual products will reduce barriers for students across Ontario

Free menstrual products will reduce barriers for students across Ontario. The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, many of our member boards, and student trustees have been calling on the government to provide dedicated funding for the purchase of menstrual products.
Sep 29, 2021

Honouring the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021, marks the first 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.
Aug 17, 2021

OPSBA statement on education vaccination policy and strategy

We must do all we can to give our schools the greatest chance of staying open for in-person learning, which is vital to the mental health and development of our students. This vaccination regime, with frequent testing for those who choose to not receive or disclose having received a COVID-19 vaccine, is a positive step towards helping school boards ensure the safest possible environment for our students, staff, and school communities. Conversations about the best approach to mitigate the presence of COVID-19 in public schools must be continued.

Advocacy and Action

OPSBA’s Work Teams and Ad Hoc Committees develop policy positions as well as responses to government legislation and regulations. These positions and responses are vetted and refined by Executive Council and the Board of Directors prior to being accepted as Association policy. This is a process that ensures effective, comprehensive and sensitive responses to major government announcements and significant education issues.

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.