Government of Ontario, Canada
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
School Business Support Branch

Education Stakeholders

Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE)

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) is an advisory and consultative organization composed of the CEOs of each of the 72 District School Boards in Ontario, including Public, Catholic and French Language.

CODE meets monthly with the Deputy Minister and other senior officials of the Ministry of Education and maintains a high level of activity working with various branches of the Ontario Ministry of Education as an advocate of boards and as a broker for numerous projects.

Council of School Business Officials/The Ontario Association of School Business Officials (OASBO)

TThe Ontario Association of School Business Officials is an autonomous, non-profit, educational organization of professionals that works collaboratively to support learning by developing and promoting excellence in business practices.

OASBO enhances operational processes within the organization, promotes learning opportunities, and develops partnerships to promote and recognize business practices excellence.

Ontario Public School Boards’ Association

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) represents public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.2 million public elementary and secondary students and more than a half-million adult learners.

The Association advocates on behalf of the interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario.

L’Association des Conseils Scolaires des écoles Publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO)

L’Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO) represents the four French public school boards in Ontario, created in 1998 when Ontario conferred the school management to Francophones.

The association focuses on the representation of interests, needs and expectations of French school boards. The ACÉPO enables its members to exert collective influence on the decisions of the provincial government, and participate in working groups and committees of government that develop education policies.

L’Association Franco-Ontarienne Des Conseils Scolaires Catholiques (AFOCSC)

The L’Association Franco-Ontarienne Des Conseils Scolaires Catholiques provides French-Catholic scholastic advice in Ontario. The association promotes the interests of its members and advances the Catholic education in French language to the community and the government.

Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA)

For more than 80 years, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) has represented the needs and perspectives of the Catholic district school boards in Ontario. Approximately 600,000 students in Ontario attend over 1,300 Catholic schools in Ontario.