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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:

OPSBA Ratifies Settlement Reached with CUPE

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that it has ratified the tentative settlement that was reached with CUPE on October 6, 2019.  "Throughout this process our goal has been to negotiate an agreement that is fully-funded, fair,...

OPSBA statement regarding negotiations with CUPE as of October 2

"This morning CUPE advised the Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA) and the Crown of its intention to engage in a full withdrawal of service commencing on October 7, 2019. School boards across the province are assessing how this will impact our students and...

Update regarding negotiations with CUPE

  Toronto, September 29, 2019 – Regrettably, the mediation among the Council of Trustees Associations, the Crown and CUPE has ended without reaching a collective agreement. During negotiations we have responded in a responsible way to CUPE’s proposals including...

OPSBA statement regarding the August 22 class size announcement

"We are working with school boards to assess the impact of today's class size announcement on students and staff across Ontario who will be returning to class in less than two weeks. The impact of today's announcement may vary from board to board, however based on the...

OPSBA statement regarding the revised elementary H&PE curriculum

"All students must be able to see themselves reflected in the curriculum and they must feel valued, included, and respected. We will need some time to fully review the new curriculum," said Cathy Abraham, OPSBA President. "I was pleased to see that the new curriculum...

Cathy Abraham returns as President of OPSBA

​ Toronto, July 8, 2019 – Following its Annual General Meeting held on July 5, 2019, in Toronto, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham is returning as President for the 2019-20 school year. A five-term Trustee...

OPSBA Statement on the new Minister of Education Stephen Lecce

OPSBA had a good working relationship with former Minister of Education Lisa Thompson and her staff and we wish her well in her new portfolio. We look forward to meeting the new Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and connecting as soon as possible to share...

OPSBA statement on school board fiscal oversight

​"Today's news regarding the cancellation of a 'Request for Proposal' for new smartphones is an example of the strong leadership and fiscal oversight of the Toronto District School Board's diligent trustees and staff. It is clear that the governance model of...

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