What We Do

The mission of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is to promote and enhance public education by: helping member boards to fulfill their mandates; developing effective partnerships with other groups interested in public education; and providing a strong and effective voice on behalf of public education in Ontario. Excellence in education is achieved by: promoting high standards of individual achievement; providing the understanding and basic skills required for active, compassionate participation in the life of the family, the community, the province, the nation, and a global society; cultivating a love of learning; recognizing the value of diversity among learners and communities; and exploring creative educational alternatives.

​To maintain excellence, the public school system must be accountable to the communities it serves and work to fulfill its mandate through building strong community partnerships.

Local, democratically-elected school boards play a key role in ensuring that schools remain responsive to both provincial and local needs and resources.