Media and Resources

OPSBA plays a key role in shaping public opinion and influencing policy development on education issues through the print and broadcast media.

Through proactive work in this area, OPSBA stands out as a primary and credible voice whether we are providing information to an editorial board on inequities in funding formulae, responding to media questions on current issues, or initiating stories in the media that highlight student achievement, learning and leadership across the provinces.

Our appearances in news media can be found at our OPSBA in the Media page.

In addition to our work with the media, we also communicate through our website and social media:

OPSBA Connects – our frequently updated education news blog
Social Media – Twitter, YouTube and Flickr


OPSBA’s recent media releases and public statements:

Let’s Come to our Census

​ Toronto, July 20, 2010 - School boards make sound policy decisions based on current, accurate, and reliable data. The federal government's recent decision to eliminate the census's mandatory long form questionnaire undermines access to a whole range of valid...

Bruce Stonefish elected as First Nations Director to OPSBA

Toronto, September 1, 2010 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Stonefish, a trustee with the Lambton Kent District School Board, has been elected as the Association's First Nations Director. Bruce will be supported...

The Public Education System in Ontario is World Class

​Toronto, September 10, 2010 - On February 1, 1990, ABC World News Tonight aired a five-minute newscast on "The Best School System in the World" which featured Ontario and was viewed by 20 million viewers all over North America. Bill Blakemore, a reporter for ABC...

The Debate on Banning Cell Phones Misses the Mark

Toronto, September 16, 2010 -"In a very real sense our challenge is not about machines and devices; it is about what learning should look like in the 21st century classroom," said Catherine Fife, president of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA). "For...

Lessons in Local Democracy

​Toronto, October 14, 2010 -Canadians have been electing their peers to local school boards for more than two hundred years. Local school trustees are our neighbours. They come from all walks of life. They are parents, business people, professionals, tradespeople, and...

Honouring Shannen’s Dream

​Toronto, November 16, 2010 - Shannen Koostachin was a youth leader in Attawapiskat. She came to national attention through her struggle to get the federal government to build a school in her James Bay community. Last May, Shannen died in a tragic road accident. For...

Flexibility in Options is Essential

​Toronto, December 15, 2010 -The Ontario Public School Boards' Association wholeheartedly embraces the fundamental importance of full-day early learning. It is a commitment to the children of the province to provide a solid foundation for success in school and in...