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OSTA-AECO


Ontario Student Trustees' Association • l'Association des Élèves Conseillers et Conseillères de L'Ontario 

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OSTA-AECO


Ontario Student Trustees' Association • l'Association des Élèves Conseillers et Conseillères de L'Ontario 

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ABOUT US

OSTA-AECO is the largest student stakeholder in education and the voice for the student vision. As the representatives of over 2 million students, we are a dynamic, diverse voice. We act as consultants on policy for the Ministry of Education, collaborate with stakeholders in the education community and work to unite all student trustees across the province.

Whether it is at school boards across the province or at the province level, the Ontario Student Trustees' Association and all of its members continue to play an integral role in crafting the future of public education in Ontario.

Read about our history

Read our FAQ

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sTRUCTURE

The Executive Council is chosen through a series of elections at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and includes various elected members. Also elected are Cabinets of the Board Councils, each of whom has a respective President and Vice President. The two Board Councils are the Public Board Council (PBC) and Catholic Board Council (CBC).

Within the Executive Council, the voting power lies with the Senior Executive Council, which consists of five members: the President of OSTA-AECO, and the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Public and Catholic Board Councils.

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COMMITTIEeS

Within the General Assembly, there are several committees as listed below:

The Policy Committee works on creating position papers that relate to student issues.

The OSPES Committee creates a survey to send out to all students, parents and educators.

The Progress Committee works to ease the transition of student trustees into their role.

The FNMI works on ways to improve FNMI representation and education in Ontario.

The Communications Committee is responsible for advertisement, promotion, and outreach.

MISSION

We are advancing the student vision.  As student trustees, we are elected by our peers to bring the student voice to district school board tables. Through a non-binding vote, we present the student perspective to improve the quality of education in schools across the province.

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Get Involved


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Get Involved


PARTICIPATE IN MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH!


MENTAL HEALTH

RESEARCH

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VOLUNTEER HOURS

Are you looking to complete your community service hours from the comfort of your own home? There is an opportunity to complete six community service hours while participating in a research study regarding mental health and depression within high school students. 

In this study you will be prompted to write about:

  • Yourself
  • How you feel
  • How you handle different situations
  • How you deal with the problems in your life. 

You will receive certification of your community service hours at the end of the study.  Your participation in this study will be confidential with the exception of any suspected instances of self-harm, suicidal ideation, or abuse. 

Detailed information can be found in the letter of information and consent forms which can be found at the link below.

To find out more and to participate in the study, please visit: https://surveys.mcmaster.ca/limesurvey/index.php/171984

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Public Board Council


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ABOUT PBC

The Public Board Council consists of student trustees in public boards across Ontario. The president of the council is Jesse Waugh and the vice president is Harii Mahesh

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Projects

This year, PBC is working on projects involving topics that directly affect the students in public schools in Ontario.  

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Position Papers

The council works on creating position papers that represents the collective view of students on particular issues. Recently they have participated in advocating for the students' right at the table for collective agreements.

The Public board Council of OSTA-AECO is calling on the government, education unions and school boards to formalize their commitment to "Put Students First" by including the necessary language in all new collective agreements. Watch the press conference below

Press Release • Position Paper

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Catholic Board Council


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Catholic Board Council


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                ABOUT US                                     

The Catholic Board Council consists of student trustees in catholic boards across Ontario. The president is Joe Mcleod and the vice president is Quinn Scarlett.

 

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KEEP THE FLAME BURNING MAGAZINE

This publication is meant to highlight the diverse and creative ways in which our Catholicism has been celebrated through the works of our students. 

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      Province wide mass                

On May 7th, 2014, the Catholic Board Council organized the province wide mass, which all the students in catholic schools participated in. This year the council is planning exciting things for the mass!