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Welcoming Ontario’s New Minister of Education

Welcoming Ontario’s New Minister of Education

We would like to extend our thanks to Minister Lecce for his work as Ontario’s Minister of Education. We are grateful for his commitment to student advocacy and wish him continued success in his new position. We welcome Minister Todd Smith to his new role as Minister...

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Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

At our organization, we're dedicated to being a voice for students across Ontario. It's because of this dedication that we proudly celebrate Pride Month. Join us in continuing to honour our 2SLGBTQ+ community. At OSTA-AECO, we believe in celebrating Pride year-round....

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Introducing the Target State Organization

Introducing the Target State Organization

Over the last three-and-a-half years, the board of directors has been focused on OSTA-AECO’s organizational growth, longevity, and scalability in an ever-changing educational, political, and economic landscape.  Our pursuit of these outcomes has led us to develop...

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OSTA-AECO statement regarding CUPE labour negotiations

We firmly believe that the members represented by CUPE play an integral role in creating positive educational experiences for students across the province. As such, we affirm CUPE’s call for a contract that allows their members to succeed in fulfilling their jobs to...

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Announcing The Student Blueprint

We’re pleased to announce the release of The Student Blueprint, a document that compiles recommendations from the past four OSTA-AECO publications. The Student Blueprint is a cohesive plan for the future of education in Ontario. The student-centred recommendations and...

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Addressing Homophobia in Catholic Education

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION AND STAFF OF THE ONTARIO CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARDS Dear Catholic school boards of Ontario, We are writing to you in our capacity as the representatives of the more than half a million students in Catholic school...

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Return to school delayed

The government has announced that schools will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17th, 2022. Virtual learning will start on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. We are pleased to see the student voice at the forefront of the government’s decision to delay...

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Student concerns regarding the return to school plan

We are deeply concerned with the Ministry of Education's return to learning announcement, as students across the province don't feel safe returning to school. The government's plan for a return to in-person learning is incomplete and needs serious revision to ensure...

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2021 Fall General Meeting

After a year of virtual conferences, on November 4th – 7th 2021, student trustees from all over Ontario gathered in downtown Toronto for the annual Fall General Meeting. Student trustees were able to network with like-minded peers, discuss topical issues in...

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