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
Regular OFIS Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm - messages can be left by both voicemail and email which are monitored regularly and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Members with emergent inquiries outside of regular office hours are encouraged to contact our consultants for direction - click here to find staff
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
Spring Learning Day - Kingston
April 16 2015 - Leahurst College - Kingston - OFIS is pleased to announce it's Spring Learning Day featuring political updates on how the new sex education curriculum affects private schools, key legal updates to employment contracts (progressive discipline, termination), vaccination/exemption policy updates and timeline and checklist to ensure your school is ready for fall 2015!read more
Spring Learning Day - GTA
April 15 2015 - Burlington Holiday Inn & Conference Centre - Burlington - OFIS is pleased to announce it's Spring Learning Day featuring political updates on how the new sex education curriculum affects private schools, key legal updates to employment contracts (progressive discipline, termination), vaccination/exemption policy updates and timeline and checklist to ensure your school is ready for fall 2015!read more
PSP II - Private School Leadership Course
April 10-12 AND April 24-26 - Keele Campus - YORK University - In partnership with YORK University, OFIS offers this course every spring to experienced private school leaders to update their system practices and procedures.read more
Playing Dumb On School Choice
February 17 2015 - Jerry Agar - Toronto Sun - "It is asinine and condescending to assume parents want their children taught to be fools in any school...with a basic understanding of market forces coupled with less bigotry and ignorance, we could improve education"read 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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