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  • Ratification of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Central Agreements

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the final central agreements with teachers and education workers. The teachers' agreement is between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA). The other agreement is between the OSSTF education workers, OPSBA, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA), l'Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and l'Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Government Supporting Parents as Economy Reopens

    TORONTO — The Ontario Government is protecting licensed child care in Ontario during the COVID-19 outbreak by ensuring parents retain access to local licensed child care, as well as EarlyON Child and Family Centres. The government unveiled a plan that, together with federal and municipal partnership, provides supports to licensed child care providers to ensure they remain sustainable and ready to open when parents return to work. 

    News Release | Education

  • Ratification of Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) Central Agreement

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with teachers represented by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Conseil des associations d'employeurs (CAE), composed of the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC) and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) Central Agreement Now Ratified

    TORONTO — Today, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW), the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA).

    Statement | Education

  • Minister Appoints Investigator to Examine Peel District School Board

    TORONTO - Today, Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced he has appointed Arleen Huggins to conduct an investigation into the Peel District School Board's compliance with the Minister's binding Directions to the Board issued on March 13, 2020.

    News Release | Education

  • Ratification of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Central Agreements

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreements with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), and the ETFO Education Workers and the Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA):

    Statement | Education

  • School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe

    TORONTO — Today, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.

    News Release | Education

  • Government of Ontario Reaches Final Agreement with OSSTF

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement after reaching a tentative agreement with Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), and the OSSTF Education Workers and the Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Establishes Key Partnerships to Make Home Learning More Accessible

    TORONTO — The Ontario government has partnered with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet the educational needs of students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak. iPad devices are being purchased and distributed by Ontario school boards, pre-equipped with free Rogers LTE wireless data. Apple is providing ongoing support in French and English to teachers, parents and students, with a collection of resources to support learning and working from home.

    News Release | Education

  • Ontario Protects Parents during COVID-19

    TORONTO — During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is temporarily preventing child care centres from collecting payments from parents, while also ensuring that their child care spaces are protected. Child care centres, with the exception of those accommodating health care and other frontline workers, were ordered closed to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep the children and child care staff safe.  

    News Release | Education

  • Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of OECTA Central Agreement

    TORONTO — Today, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with AEFO

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement with the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC):

    Statement | Education

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