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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Welcome to OFIS
From The OFIS Office
The OFIS Office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Staff are frequently away from the office on schools visits and consultations - messages can be left by both voicemail and email which are monitored regularly.
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
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
Day Nursery Act Compliance Workshop - GTA
Policy Development Workshop – October 15 2014 – 10am-4pm - (Please Note Date & Time Change!) - Holiday Inn Burlington – Hotel & Conference Centre – Join us for a full-day workshop which includes all meals, refreshments, resources and free parking!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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