Our goal is to prepare Ontario students for success, improve their academic achievement and equip them with the tools needed to enter the working world.

Consultation closing date: December 15, 2018

About the consultation

We’re consulting with parents across the province to address concerns and get feedback in several areas of the education system.

Feedback from these consultations will help shape decisions in the following areas:

  1. Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  2. Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
  3. Improving provincial standardized testing
  4. Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
  5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
  6. Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
  7. Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights

How to participate

There are three ways to participate:

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Open submission (available now) 

Share your views on all or some of the 7 key consultation areas that are outlined above:

1. Use our private and confidential online submission form, or

2. Email your written submission to fortheparents@ontario.ca and:

  • include your name or the name of your organization
  • add “provincial consultations” as the subject
  • attach your submission as a PDF or Word document
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Online survey (coming soon) 

We will launch an online survey to gather more of your feedback. Details coming soon.

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Telephone town hall (coming soon) 

We will host telephone town halls in every region of the province. Dates and registration details coming soon.

During the consultation

During this consultation period, fundamental lessons have been restored to classrooms.

We have issued curriculum guidance to assist educators and ensure a common curriculum standard across Ontario. All provincial education professionals, including teachers, are expected to follow this curriculum guidance.

Read the Ontario curriculum. All provincial education professionals (including teachers) in publicly funded or inspected private schools are expected to develop classroom programs based on the expectations outlined in these curriculum documents.

Your privacy matters

By participating in the consultation through the online survey, the open submission form, the education feedback form or by email to fortheparents@ontario.ca you may be sharing personal information with the Ministry of Education (Ministry). 

The Ministry of Education is collecting your personal information under the authority of paragraphs 2, 3, and 5 of subsection 8.1(1) of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2.

The Ministry may use any personal information that you submit through the online survey, the open submission form, the education feedback form or by email to fortheparents@ontario.ca, including, but not limited to, your personal opinions and views, name, email address, and IP address, for the purpose of education policy development including curriculum development, program and service planning, evaluation, and resource allocation as well as research and statistical activity related to education. The Ministry may also use your personal information to contact you to clarify your answers, to ask for further information or to inform you of additional opportunities to participate in consultation on the development of education policy. The Ministry will not disclose your personal information for any purpose, unless required by law.

If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information please contact:

Director, Incubation and Design Branch
Ministry of Education
900 Bay Street, Mowat Block
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2
Email: publiceducation@ontario.ca

For more information on protecting your personal information, please visit our privacy statement.