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...
APPLY FOR OFIS MEMBERSHIPReady To Join? - 2020/21 Membership Applications are now available for download. Click here for details and application. Already a Member? Don’t forget to keep your membership current and renew by August 1st annually! Terminating Your OFIS Membership? Contact our office to complete the necessary form and avoid renewal fees!
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Welcome to OFIS
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. Members may call or text the mobile number which is 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
COVID-19 Professional Development Series: Leading Schools to Success Through Uncertainty
Credit Granting High Schools: Preparing Pre-Inspection Materials for Submission to the Ministry
Are you planning to open a new high school in September? Do you have questions about your pre-inspection materials that must be submitted to the Ministry of Education?
Join us for this information session and Q&A.
Date; Friday, July 10th, 2020
Time: 11 - 12pm
Payment instructions and link to webinar will be provided upon registration.
OFIS Webinars on Basecamp
Throughout the covid-19 school closures we are offering free webinars and video conferences to support our members trough this challenging time. Topics and schedules can be found on our members forum on Basecamp.
Interested in becoming an OFIS member? Contact us now for information!...
Independent Schools Should Be Encouraged, And Ontario Should Fund Them
Hamilton Spectator - November 4 2018 - Doug Sikkema & Dr. Beth Green - Far from the common misconceptions, these private schools are helping young Ontarians become more socially engaged and more generousread more
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