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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From The OFIS Office
OFIS Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm - messages can be left by both voicemail and email which are monitored regularly **Office will be closed from Friday December 19 to Tuesday January 5 - inclusive - for the Christmas holidays**
What is OFIS?
OFIS is the largest, fastest growing, most diverse independent school association. We exist to:
- connect independent schools in a network that shares resources, provides professional development for school leaders, offers administrative and policy support
- advocate for access to government education resources making them available to independent schools
- protect and support true parental choice in education by providing public information and ensuring independent schools’ right to reasonable self-definition
- encourage greater public awareness and appreciation for independent schools’ contributions to the provincial educational landscape by promoting standard-setting leadership in member schools
Day Nursery Act Compliance Workshop - GTA - REPEAT!
Policy Development Workshop – November 20 2014 – 10am-4pm – Holiday Inn Burlington – Hotel & Conference Centre – Join us for a full-day workshop which includes all meals, refreshments, resources and free parking!read more
Fall Learning Day - Eastern Ontario
October 16 2014 - 10am-9pm - Leahurst College - Kingston (109 - 4 Catarqui St.) (Please note location change) - New legislative, regulatory and ministerial expectations for private school leaders. Join us for a long but invaluable day!read more
Fall Learning Day - GTA
October 17 2014 - 10am-9pm - Holiday Inn Burlington - Hotel & Conference Centre - New legislative, regulatory and ministerial expectations for private school leaders. Join us for a long but invaluable day!read more
B.C. Model Of School Funding Makes Sense For Ontario
September 29 2014 - Christina Blizzard - Toronto Sun - Fraser Institute Researcher Deani Van Pelt said Ontario could save $1.9 billion annually if it adopted the B.C. funding model, which only fully funds anglophone and francophone public schools — and provides 50% funding for Catholic and other religious and independent schools. Startling new figures in the newest report from The Fraser Instituteread more
Cardus Makes The Case For School Choice
September 4 2014 - Fresh North American data and a provocative new research paper from an esteemed Ontario academic clinch the argument for making school choice a key part of educational policy for the public good.read more
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