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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 statement regarding seat belts on school buses

​"Student safety is a priority for all our school boards and the issue of school bus safety and the use of seat belts on school buses is an important one.   School boards trust their school transportation operators put the safety of students first and that they adhere...

Before you vote – get to know your local trustee candidates

Toronto, ON, September 26, 2018 - Schools are more than simple bricks and mortar. They are the foundation and heart of their communities. Schools connect students, parents, teachers, school staff, citizens and locally elected school board trustees together in support...

OPSBA extends congratulations to new provincial government

​Fully funded public education must remain a government priority The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) looks forward to working with the newly elected government and premier-designate Doug Ford to ensure a strong, high-quality, publicly funded...

Cathy Abraham elected President of OPSBA

Toronto, June 4, 2018 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham has been elected President for the 2018-19 school year at its Annual General Meeting held on June 1, 2018, in Niagara Falls. A four-term...

New Report Identifies Key Factors in FSL Teacher Shortages

TORONTO, May 29, 2018 – The FSL-Labour Market Partnership Committee has officially released its report entitled, Understanding Perspectives Regarding the French as a Second Language Teacher Labour Market Issue. The report identifies the challenges in hiring,...

OPSBA declares May 23 Education Day

Toronto, May 9, 2018 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has declared May 23 Education Day in the province of Ontario. On this day, candidates from the four major provincial parties have been invited by local school board trustees...

Education Funding Supports Student Health, Well-Being and Success

​Toronto, March 26, 2018 – The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) considers the 2018-2019 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) announcement a positive step by the provincial government to ensure a strong and stable publicly funded education system accessible...

Statement from OPSBA on Auditor General’s Annual Report

​Toronto, December 6, 2017 – The Auditor General of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, released her 2017 Annual Report today which focused on a number of value-for-money audits across many sectors including: 'Ministry Funding and Oversight of School Boards' and 'School Boards'...

Trustees head back to class for Local Government Week

Toronto, October 16, 2017 – From October 16 to 20, public school trustees are heading back to class for Local Government Week! The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and its 31 member boards participate in the annual celebration of Local Government Week...

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