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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:

Tentative agreement reached with ETFO Teachers

Toronto, November 21, 2023 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been successfully negotiated with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario on central terms of a collective agreement with...

OPSBA ratifies agreement reached with ETFO Education Workers

Toronto, October 23, 2023 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that it has ratified the tentative agreement that was reached with ETFO Education Workers on September 22, 2023. “This agreement acknowledges the significance of...

Tentative agreement reached with ETFO Education Workers

Toronto, September 22, 2023 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Council of Trustees’ Associations/School Board Associations (CTA) and the provincial government have successfully negotiated a tentative settlement on...

OPSBA statement for Truth and Reconciliation Week

​Toronto, September 26, 2023 – It’s Truth and Reconciliation Week. On Saturday, the week culminates with September 30, the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. It is a day for reflection and acknowledgement of harmful colonial policies...

Statement on the announcement of new mental health learning

"OPSBA welcomes Minister Lecce's announcement about student mental health. We agree with the Minister's comments that "mental health and well-being are the foundation of student success." As a founding member of the Ontario Coalition for Children and Youth Mental...

OPSBA statement on the 2023-24 Grants for Student Needs

April 17, Toronto – While OPSBA welcomes the investments announced by the government, including additional math and literacy educators and support for students transitioning from elementary to secondary, today’s announcement falls short of what is needed to ensure all...

OPSBA statement on The Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act

April 17, Toronto – “We are in support of any initiatives that improve student achievement and well-being, and public confidence in our world-leading public education system. OPSBA has long advocated for improved accountability and transparency in the delivery of...

OPSBA ratifies agreement reached with OCEW

Toronto, January 26, 2023 – The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), in conjunction with the Council of Trustees' Associations, and with approval from the Crown, is pleased to announce that it has ratified the tentative agreement that was reached with...

OPSBA ratifies agreement reached with CUPE

Toronto, December 23, 2022 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that it has ratified the tentative agreement that was reached with CUPE on November 20, 2022. “Throughout this process our goal has been to negotiate a fair...