OFIS - The Ontario Federation of Independent Schools - is a legally incorporated, duly constituted service association for independent schools, established in 1974....
"Parents have a prior right to FREELY choose the kind of education that shall be given to their child" – 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26, Section 3...
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The OFIS Charitable Trust
Countless young lives are changed through encounters with great teachers. Great teachers inspire. The OFIS Charitable Trust seeks to improve the quality of education that is provided in Ontario’s independent schools. We support great teaching by providing financial assistance for the training of teachers and administrators who are employed or plan to be employed in schools that are not publicly funded. Visit The OFIS Trust page for more information
From The OFIS Office
OFIS Office Hours - Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm - Our staff are often out of the office working with members. Messages can be left by both voicemail and email which are monitored regularly and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Members with emergent issues outside of office hours are urged to contact our staff by email
Spring Regional Session - GTA - May 1 2018
May 1 2018 – 12noon – 4pm – Upper York School – Markham, ON – An informal afternoon lunch & learn opportunity – round-table discussion, employment legislation updates, insurance compliance & policy development and government relations update prior to provincial election in Juneread more
Spring Regional Session - Western ON - April 24 2018
April 24 2018 – 12noon – 4pm – Hitherfield School - Guelph/Campbellville, ON - An informal afternoon lunch & learn opportunity – roundtable discussion, employment legislation updates, insurance compliance & policy development and government relations update prior to provincial election in Juneread more
Spring Regional Session - Eastern ON - Kingston
April 18 2018 - 12noon - 4pm - Leahurst College - Kingston, ON - An informal afternoon lunch & learn opportunity - roundtable discussion, employment legislation updates, insurance compliance & policy development and government relations update prior to provincial election in Juneread more
Cutting Funding For Private Schools 'Short-Sighted'
February 21 2018 - CBC News - Josee St. Onge - "The Edmonton public school board's call to phase out funding for private schools is stirring up an old debate about the role of private education in Alberta. Parents and educators say private schools fill gaps in the education system."read more
Independent Schools In British Columbia: Myths & Realties
September 20 2016 - Barbara Mitchell Centre For Education Improvement - This study finds that despite frequent claims to the contrary, independent schools do not drain resources from public schools, but in fact, the elimination of the partial funding of independent schools would likely increase the strain on public schools and on B.C. taxpayers.read more
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