About Us

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association represents English public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.3 million public elementary and secondary students. The Association advocates on behalf of the best interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the expert voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and the impact of government policy directions.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

OPSBA is a member of the Canadian School Boards Association​.

Constitution and By-laws​​

OPSBA was created in 1988 because of the need for public school boards to cooperate on issues of mutual concern and benefit. The Association created and adopted a Constitution and By-laws. Over the years, amendments to OPSBA’s Constitution and By-laws have been adopted to address the legal and political changes to education in the province of Ontario.

Read the OPSBA Constitution and By-laws​​​

​About Us: Ontario’s Public Education System (as of October 2022)

Student Enrolment Province
(All four publicly-funded systems)
OPSBA Member Boards (incl. French public schools)
Elementary 1,405,619 974,755
Secondary 623,622 417,090
Total 2,028,941 1,391,845
Number of Schools
Elementary 3,561 2,310
Secondary 867 589
Total 4,428 2,899
Instructional Staff
Teachers 128,632 87,886
TAs (including ECEs) 36,625 24,207
Professional 19,695 13,147
School Administration 16,441 11,305
Coordinators 2,803 1,853
Total 204,195 138,398
Non-Instructional Staff
​Trustees ​856 ​466
Central Administration 5,448 3,542
Transportation 237 164
Operations & Maintenance 19,062 13,540
Non-Operating 552 238
Total 26,154 17,948
Total Staff 230,349 156,346