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The Ontario College of Teachers

Ontario College of Teachers is the self-regulatory body that governs the teaching profession in the public interest. This link is to their website which contains a good deal of information of interest to teachers.

The Ontario College of Teachers

The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession

The Ontario College of Teachers has established the Ethical Standards for the teaching profession. The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession represent a vision of professional practice. At the heart of a strong and effective teaching profession is a commitment to students and their learning.

The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession

The Trillium List

All textbooks used in Ontario’s schools must be approved by the Ministry of Education. The Trillium List contains the titles of those textbooks approved by the Minister of Education for use in Ontario schools. The textbooks named on the Trillium List have been subjected to a rigorous evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in Section 4 of Guidelines for Approval of Textbooks.

The Trillium List

Ontario Student Record (OSR)

Teachers have a requirement to assist in the maintenance of the Ontario Student Record (OSR). This site, maintained by the Ministry of Education, sets out what a teachers professional responsibilities are.

Ontario Student Record (OSR)

Bill 3 -Sabrina’s Law

On May 16, 2005, the Ontario Legislative Assembly passed Bill 3, a private member’s bill sponsored by Dave Levac, Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP). The law affects all publicly funded Ontario school boards and schools and is the first of its kind in Canada. The law came into force on January 1, 2006. This site contains important information that will assist educators in protecting all pupils with life-threatening allergies. Unfortunately not all boards provide this training to their occasional teachers. This site contains important information to assist you in this area.

Bill 3 -Sabrina’s Law