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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 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...

Lesson learned: schools need deals agreed to by employers and staff

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has always been committed to working with our member boards, their employee groups and the government to reach fair and equitable new contracts. Collective bargaining is a process that must lead to an improvement...

OPSBA Welcomes Appointment of Liz Sandals as Minister of Education

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) congratulates Liz Sandals on her appointment as Minister of Education and looks forward to working with her to build a new relationship, one that will further strengthen the many positive education initiatives that...

OPSBA Welcomes Early Release of 2013-14 GSN

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) welcomes the provincial government's early release today of the 2013-14 Grants for Student Needs (GSN). OPSBA has taken every available opportunity over the last year to bring education funding issues before the...

Michael Barrett Acclaimed as President of OPSBA

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Michael Barrett was acclaimed as President of OPSBA at its Annual General Meeting held on June 8, 2013. "As members of school boards, trustees hold the only democratically elected office...

2013 OPSBA Awards Recipients

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions to public education made by individuals from across Ontario. While it is impossible to honour all those dedicated people who make a...

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