On May 12, 2016, OPSBA President Michael Barrett presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Bill 181, Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016.
"The changes being sought in this proposed legislation are, for the most part, a step in the right direction to ensuring we have a vibrant, engaging democratic process in Ontario that inspires individuals to seek a role in public service," said President Barrett.
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 homes and require immediate assistance. The Peel Board has set May 17, 2016, as Toonie Tuesday.
At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) from June 9 to 12, OPSBA Members will determine priorities and directions for the coming year, elect officers and plan for the future. The event also includes a comprehensive professional development program for trustees and this year, offers a dynamic and stimulating program, inspired by the outstanding work of school boards across the province.
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 designed to deepen knowledge about mental health among all those who work with children and youth, and to highlight evidence-based programs and services.