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Sep 07, 2021

2021 Federal Election

The 2021 Canadian federal election will take place on September 20. Click here for more.
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.
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Aug 13, 2021

OPSBA Letter to Premier Ford regarding mandatory vaccination in schools

With the looming presence of a fourth wave of the pandemic and beginning of the school year approaching, the issue of whether a policy making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all eligible students, staff, and visitors who enter public schools is a topic of much discussion within our school communities.

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.