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
The OFIS Office will be CLOSED for the Christmas Holidays from Friday December 20 to Monday January 6 inclusive. Phone calls and emails will be returned the beginning on January 7
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
Calculating ROI Of Social Media For Private Schools
Webinar - November 27 - 12:00pm-1:00pm Social media can be one of the most challenging platforms for schools to measure return on investment. But it is an area you can't afford to ignore.read more
Relieving The Pain Of Tax Receipting
Webinar - Thursday December 5 - 10:00am-11:00am Your school is preparing to issue tax receipts for tuition, childcare, fitness and donations (for registered charities) payments. Are you concerned about having to spend an inordinate amount of time to these receipts produced? Are you worried about errors because you use manual steps to manipulate data, create mail merge letters, or recipts?read more
Course Of Study Design - PST Module
This module, part of the new OFIS Instructional Excellence For Teachers Program, provides classroom leadership with respect to curriculum outlines - perfect for teachers in inspected schools with inspections coming up soon! November 23 2013 - 9am-4pm - Star Academy - Mississaugaread more
OFIS Corrects Misinformation In Toronto Star Stories
November 30 2013 - Barbara Bierman - OFIS Executive Director - News Release OFIS rejects the idea that children in early learning programs at private schools are in danger and that those schools have no accountability. In order to receive and maintain a BSID number, Board School Identification Number, all private schools must file an annual Notice of Intention To Operate A Private School which requires them to report on all criteria established in the Education Act, including the number of children who are beneath the compulsory school age of six years.read more
Ontario To Close Private School Loophole
December 3 2013 - Toronto Star - Marco Chown Oved "In legislation to be introduced Tuesday (December 3), the minority Liberal government will be making several changes to the Day Nurseries Act, which governs all child care in the province.read more
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