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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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committees

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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Opportunities and Releases


OSTA-AECO's most recent releases and opportunities that we support and offer

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Opportunities and Releases


OSTA-AECO's most recent releases and opportunities that we support and offer

Alumni Feature: Luke wilson, NFL Player

Seattle Seahawks' Luke Wilson talks about his experiences as a student trustee and in OSTA-AECO. Special thanks to Luke Willson for taking the time to talk with us, the NFL, and Joe McLeod 2014/2015 Catholic Board Council President


Ontario public student wellness summit

On February 18th, the Public Board Council held a summit centred around discussion of mental health in the education system. Check out the photo below of the summit and the spoken word video bringing awareness to some topics discussed. 


THE best and the brightest

Congratulations to three of our own student trustees achieving Loran Scholar status! Aidan Harold, Yasmina Male, and Allison Gacad have really made a difference in OSTA-AECO as well as their own school boards. Keep up the amazing work guys!

Aidan Harold

Aidan Harold

Yasmina Male

Yasmina Male

Allison Gacad

Allison Gacad


Catholic video submissions

Watch the video below to learn how you can get involved in advocating for Catholic education as a student!


Alumni Gala 2016

The 15th Anniversary Alumni Gala is approaching! If you are an OSTA-AECO Alumni, click here to learn more or below to register!

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Public Board Council


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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 Polly van Herpt and the vice president is Harleen Arora

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Projects

This year, PBC is working on position papers as well as the Ontario Public Student Wellness Summit  

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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 Matthew Marin and the vice president is Natasha Iaboni.

 

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Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day

The  Catholic Board Council hosted Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day (Journée de Jeunesse Catholic) to celebrate and promote Catholic education as well unify Catholic students from across Ontario. 

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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. 

The Catholic Board Council from the Ontario Student Trustees' Association held the Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day on May 7th, 2015. Check out the video from the day, featuring Rick Mercer and Premier Wynne!