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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

Looking for some background information on the recent strike action? Check out our strike video featuring OSTA-AECO's President, Trevor Sookraj. Created by Communications Officer, Izabella Balcerzak

Student Concerns Regarding Strike Action


We urge that the Ministry of Education, the Ontario Public School Board Association, and the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation take into consideration the concerns of students regarding strike action, and return to the bargaining table to finish negotiations. Read more on our press release here. 

APPLY FOR THE ONTARIO STUDENT VOICE AWARDS AND LE LYS DORÉ!


The Ontario Student Voice Awards (OSVAs) are rewarded to students that really make a difference across Ontario. Apply now for 2015!

Le Lys doré Est un prix remit à un.e élève francophone qui se démarque par son engagement dans la communauté franco-­ontarienne. Appliquer maintenant pour 2015!

 

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: 

 

Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline


The proposed changes to the Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline were made without consulting students, regardless of their impact on student achievement. The proposed changes directly affect the environments in which students learn, thus OSTA-AECO believes that students should be consulted before making these changes.

Please see the attached press release further explaining our standpoint on this issue. 

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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 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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Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day

On May 7th, 2015, the Catholic Board Council is hostingOntario Catholic Student Youth Day (Journée de Jeunesse Catholic) to celebrate and promote Catholic education as well unify Catholic students from across Ontario. Use the hashtag #OCSYD + #JJC2015, and check out the full Youth Day videos on May 7th!

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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!