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:

NHL Players and OPSBA Lend Support to Brain Injury Education

Toronto, May 2, 2012 - Keith Primeau and Ron Ellis are among a group of NHL alumni lending support to new brain injury guides for educators, parents and teens. The guides were created by Dr. Stan Kutcher, MD, FRCPC, the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental...

Unrealistic deadlines are not good for labour peace

Toronto, August 2, 2012 - The government has told school boards that the memorandum executed with Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) will be the "road map" they must use in negotiating new labour contracts with teachers and other unions. The OECTA...

School Boards Protect Students’ Rights

​TORONTO, August 15, 2012 - Throughout the recent round of provincial negotiations, school boards have fulfilled their moral and legislative responsibility for student achievement, student safety and well-being. In short, school boards are at the table representing...

Legislation Does Not Put Students First

Today's announcement of proposed legislation to dictate the terms and processes for labour negotiations in Ontario's public schools attempts to infringe upon the democratic role and historic success of education in this province. The bargaining process currently in...

Let’s Put Our Heads Together

Mental health is the number one issue today in our schools and in our communities. Families, schools and organizations that serve children and youth know they must work and act together to change the world as it is experienced by young people struggling with mental...

The Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health

​Moving from Policy to Practice Through Collaboration TORONTO, April 5, 2016 - The stark statistics show 1 in 5 young people struggling with mental health and only 1 in 6 who need help are actually getting that help. The Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health is...

OPSBA joins Peel Board to support families affected by Alberta fires

​Toronto, May 12, 2016 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is joining the Peel District School Board in asking Ontarians to send urgent support to respond to the needs of children and families in Northern Alberta who have been displaced from their...