The Education Act

Description:  The Ontario Education Act is the fundamental piece of legislation to be used in advocating for your child’s educational rights.  It is both important and valuable for families to familiarize themselves with this piece of legislation as part of being an informed and prepared advocate.

Quote: Strong public education system

  • 0.1(1)  A strong public education system is the foundation of a prosperous, caring and civil society. 2009, c. 25, s. 1.

                Purpose of education    

  • (2)  The purpose of education is to provide students with the opportunity to realize their potential and develop into highly skilled, knowledgeable, caring citizens who contribute to their society. 2009, c. 25, s. 1.
  •             Partners in education sector    

  • (3)  All partners in the education sector, including the Minister, the Ministry and the boards, have a role to play in  enhancing student achievement and well-being, closing gaps in student achievement and maintaining confidence in the province’s publicly funded education systems. 2009, c. 25, s. 1.”


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