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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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Recent Posts

Expand religious school funding in Ontario

Just because all children ought to be educated does not mean they all learn the same way, writes Cardus director David Hunt.

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Pandemic Pivot – Christian Independent Schooling During the Initial 2020 Lockdown

The social, emotional, academic, and economic implications of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be studied for years to come. This paper reports how these schools pivoted from offering face-to-face education to remote learning from March to June 2020.

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When it comes to reopening, not all schools are created equal

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Hunt: Independent schools left out of Ontario’s COVID support

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‘COVID doesn’t discriminate over schools:’ Simcoe County independent schools asking for help

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Nearly 1 in 4 Ontario schools still without COVID support

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How smaller schools set the stage for innovation

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Fed up families exploring private school options

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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

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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

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