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In order to keep our members, the public, politicians and the media aware of issues impacting independent schools in Ontario, we post and archive important articles and responses for easy retrieval. Besides providing links to original articles and responses made by OFIS or other independent school groups, we post the most up to date information on government changes in education, parental choice and school choice ideas and legal expectations for independent schools.
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Hunt: Independent schools left out of Ontario’s COVID support
‘COVID doesn’t discriminate over schools:’ Simcoe County independent schools asking for help
Nearly 1 in 4 Ontario schools still without COVID support
How smaller schools set the stage for innovation
Fed up families exploring private school options
Let’s have diversity of school choices
Opinion: The fact that in Canada there is a near-monopoly on schooling suggests this country isn’t as free and diverse as many of us might think
Private schools reeling after being excluded from Canada’s emergency wage subsidy
In many provinces, private schools are seen as businesses or non-profits. Most provinces partially subsidize private schools, the main exception being Ontario
Private Schools Form An Important Part Of B.C.’s School System
Vancouver Sun – October 28 2018 – Dr. Beth Green – It’s about time we recognized a simple fact about B.C. education. The province’s independent schools are a positive complement to public schools. read more
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 generous
Many Choosing Independent Schools
Toronto Sun – September 9 2018 – Deani VanPelt – “Every year, a smaller share of Ontario students heads back to their locally-assigned public or Catholic separate school and more and more students head off to an independent school. Not only are independent school enrolments growing, the growth in the number of independent schools in Ontario is astounding.