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:

OPSBA supports the efforts of the Canadian Red Cross in Attawapiskat

Toronto, November 30, 2011 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association is urging its member boards to support the Canadian Red Cross in its efforts to meet the immediate needs of families in Attawapiskat. With families living in tents or makeshift wooden shelters...

School Boards Challenged by Austere Provincial Budget

Toronto, March 27, 2012 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) www.opsba.org believes that our students, who are our future, must have the stability of a strong and equitable education system. This involves making wise decisions about funding that...

Find a Way to Move Forward

Toronto, April 12, 2012 - Our member boards share a belief that continued stability in our schools and sustained growth in student success are deeply connected. Experience has taught us that sustained labour peace is a critical element in creating the conditions...

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...