Charter For
Public Education in Ontario


Ontarians have a right to high-quality, publicly-funded education that is universally accessible and supports diversity, equity, and fairness. The focus of such a system must be to provide students with skills, knowledge, and values that promote a love of learning and enable them to grow as active contributors to Canada’s civic, social, and economic well-being. Resources, both financial and human, must be dedicated to supporting: Universality—access for all; Comprehensiveness—opportunity for all; Proficiency—achievement for all; and Accountability—value for all. This is best achieved through a single, secular school system for each official language.


As signatories to this Charter:


To acknowledge that students are at the heart of our public education system

To support the creation of a single, secular school system for each official language

To respect students’ and their families’ beliefs while recognizing that publicly-funded education is open to everyone and does not favour one religion or denomination over another

To recognize that each student may have a unique set of needs to support their educational experience, which may include emotional, social, cultural, physical, and intellectual needs

To foster an equitable public education system that is accessible for all students, from early years through adulthood

To foster a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and free from discrimination at any level so that all students can develop a strong sense of life-long learning that embraces their individual emotional, social, cultural, physical, and intellectual needs



That the government will merge the four publicly-funded education systems into one secular system for each official language

That the government will ensure, both before and after this merger, that no public funding will be spent in competition between school boards to recruit students

That any financial savings generated through the elimination of competition and unnecessary duplication will be dedicated to strengthening Ontario’s publicly-funded education system

That the public education system is open to all people living in Ontario and access to public education is equitable regardless of geographic location or socio-economic status

That a strong level of local school board governance be maintained and be accessible to the entire community

I support the goals and principles of the
above Charter for Public Education in Ontario.

Charter for Education in Ontario supporters:

Aaron Liscum

Abbey Smith

Adam Foote

Adam Haalboom

Adrienne Dandy

Adrienne Edwards1

Aikaterini Vassilakos


Alan Newson

Alastair Matoo Wehner

Alexander Brown

Alexandra Irvin

Alexandra Petersen

Alexis Campbell

Alexis Pace

ALF Wirth

Ali Mohamed

Alia Smyth

Alice Sikma

Alison Armstrong

Alison Bell

Alison Laidlaw

Alison Lynch

Alison Murray

Alison Neufeld

Alistair MacKenzie

Allan Grant

Allison Cleary

Allison Hill

Allison Johnston

Allison Kirkpatrick

Allison Pezzack

Alysha Bayes

Alyssa Gilbert

Amanda Desjardins

Amanda Elminowski

Amanda Springer

Amrish Sharma

Amy Duckworth

Amy Proulx

Amy Umrysh

Amylee Patterson

Andre Dumais

Andrea Boston

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Loken

Andrew Bryan

Andrew Collop

Andrew Schneider

Andrew Seidel

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Wachner

Angela Milley

Angie Cameron

Anita Rotheram

Ann Wiebe



Anna Vanden Kroonenberg

Annalise Stenekes

Anne Folland

ANne Hughes

Anne M. Woods

Anne Presley

Anne-Marie Longpre

Annick MacAskill

Anthony Fisher

Anthony Marco

Anthony Viola, Jr.

Anwar Hussain

Ardith Boyne

Arlene Gehring

Armand Gosselin

Art Hilson

Art Jaszczyk

Arwyn Carpenter

Ashley Janzen

Ashley Theysen

Ashley Whittington

Asiya Rolston

Audrey O'Hearn

Avril H. Burns

Barb Kucherka


Barbara Lajeunesse

Barbara McSkimming

Barbara Muller

Barbara Patriquin

Barbara samson

Barbara Yeo

Barry Kendall

Barry Mager

Barry McLarnon

Barry Smith

Ben Williams

Benson honig

Bern Hodgins

Bert Seeliger

Beth Stinson

beth suraski

Betsy Rothwell

Betty Anne Nolan

Betty Wilson

Bev Carmichael

Blair Niblett

Blair Vowles

Bonnie Kriz

Bonnie Radmore

Brad Bennett

Brandie Drehmer

Brenda and Jim Davies

Brenda MacKay

Brenda Wilson

Brent Boisvenue

brian and evelyn babineau

Brian Grant

Brian Greig

Brian Harriman

Brian Howard

Brian MacIsaac

Brianne Garde


Brooke Carfagnini

Bryce Conway

Cairin Nelson

Cameron Hathaway

Caresse Johnston

Carla Waites

Carly schlieman


Carol A. Peterson

Carol Edwards

carol keith

Carol Raymond

Carol visentin

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

caroline pearcey

Carolyn McGuire

Carri-Ann Scott

Carrie Adams

Carrie Martinez

Cassandra manning

Catherine and Gordon Reidt

Catherine Gray

Catherine Holliday

Catherine Miller

Catherine Prickett

Catherine Smith

Cathy Berry

Cathy Jo Thom

Cathy Rubocki

Cathy Schrader

Celia Piper

Chantal Mancini

Chantelle Leslie

Charles Henderson

Charles Voth

Charlies Christie

charlotte barr

Charlotte Harrison


Chelsey Karemangingo

Cheryl Barbour

Cheryl Hendricken

Cheryl Lomas-Picketts

Cheryl Silen

Cheryl Szebedinszky

Chris Davis

Chris Hoffman

Chris McEwan

chris vardy

Chris Watson

Chrissy Clark

Christie Kivisto

Christina Renaud

Christina Vallee


Christine Pothier

Christine Raby

Christine Stewart

Christine Werner

Christopher Cowan

Christopher Morris-Page

Christos Ioannidis

Cindy deBree

Cindy Dubue

Cindy MacKenzie

Claire Lewis

Claire Taylor

Clare Cribb

Claudia Burt

Coleen Spence

Colin Pinch

Colleen Good

Colleen Mycroft

Conny McCarthy

Cora Barak

Corry Prinsen

Courtney Merner

Craig Andrews

Craig Beckett

Craig Beckett

Cynthia MacRae

Cynthia Surette

D. Steven Wright

Daleann Brinkman

Dan Earle

Dan Knezevic

Dan Patch

Daniel Allen

Daniel Cayen

Daniel Knight

Daniel McLean

Daniel Pike

Danielle Harder

Darko Jaksic

Darlene Carnochan-Williams

darlene gray

Darlene Heaslip

Darlene Hunking

Darryl Newbury

Dave Barrowclough

Dave Brown

Dave Rodger

Dave Whale

David Cheuy

David Conboy

David Fowler

David G Anderson

David hayward

David Johnson

David Mundy

David Ossea

David Palmer

David Stibbe

David Tosh

Dean Shewring

Deanna Morrison

Deanne Eckert

Deb Mayne

Deb Rosnow

Debbie Coughlin

Debbie Thom


Deborah Jamieson

Deborah Long

Deborah Staples

Delora Skelton

Denise Dominy

Derek Beland

Derek Heffernan

Derek Laidlaw

Derik Chica

Desty Agla

Diana Mostoway

Diana Sernick

Diane Ryan

Diane Sackfield

Dianna K. Goneau Inkster B.A.(ed.), B.A. {MUN], MLS {U of T}

Dianne Millar

Domenic Bellissimo

Donica LeBlanc

Donna Fraser

Donna McKinnon

Donna Scott

Donna Wells

Donnadale Smith

Doreen Andrews

Doris Tirschmann


Doug Little

Doug Reay

Doug Wilkey

Douglas Duguid

Douglas Janack

Douglas Kinzie

Douglas Reid

Dr. Robert V. d'Amato

Drew Garvie

Duncan MacDonald

Earl A Cousins

Earl Burt

Edith Woodbridge

Edward Emmons

Edward Hiseler

Elaine Fairhurst

Elaine Jenkins

Elaine Mailloux


Elisabeth Shoemaker

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Trivett

Elizabeth Wennick

Ellen Marshall

Elliot Greenberg

Emily B.

Emily Crew

Emily Jager

Eric Lootsma

Erik Leach

Erin Crawford

Erin Gibson

Erin Karel

Erin McLean

Erin Reynolds

Erin Roy

Erin Zipes


Evan freeman

Faith Allingham

Faiza Hirji

Faruk Ekich

Fran Stronach

Frank Pianka

Fred Helleiner

Gabrielle Neveu

Gaelle martin-cocher

Gail Everall

Gardner West-Bound

Garry and Carol Scott

Gary Fenn

Gary Hurtubise

Gary Serviss

Gary Wreford

Geoff Kneen


Gil Boyce

Gillian McCallum

Gillian Wood

Gisele Pritchard

Glen McMillan

Glenn Hooker

Glenn Murray

Gord Lemon

Gordon Doctorow, Ed.D.

Graham Leitch

Greg saunders

Guylaine Tremblay

Haider Saeed

Halle Halle

Hannah Selkirk

Harvey Bischof

Heather Bamford

Heather Dawe

Heather Purdy

Helen White

Helga Lange

Hilary Fletcher

Homer Grant

Hope Chambers

Hugh Mallon

Ian Colby

Ian Eskritt

Ian Fisher

Ian Green

Ian McSkimming

Inntol Erant

Irene and Nicholas Miculia

Irene Gibbins

isabelle Mills

Isabelle T

Ivan Smith

J Michael Essex

J. Brosel

Jacki McPherson

Jaclyn walc

Jaden Lairson

Jaine thompson


James A Taggart

James Clyke

James Hawken

James Hutchinson

James Irwin

James McBride

James Troisi

James Zylstra

Jamie Baby

Jamie Nichols

Jan Taylor

Jane Kelly

Jane Lightle

Jane Stokes

Janelle Wiebe

Janet Goddard

Janet Johnston

Janet Maxwell

Janet Tallon

Janet Wood

Janice Alexander

Janice Curtis

Janice Herwig

Janice Reese

Janice Saunders

Jarod Milko

Jean Rivers

Jean-François Millaire

Jeff Clark

Jeff Davison

Jeff Gardner

Jeff Orchard

Jeff Prentice

Jeffrey Barber

Jeffrey Crooke

Jen Miller

Jenn Ball

Jenna Payne

Jennifer Filipowicz

Jennifer Hancharuk

Jennifer Hendry

Jennifer Kershaw

Jennifer Lawson

Jennifer MacLachlan

Jennifer McGilchrist

Jennifer Mcphee

Jennifer Ojalammi

Jennifer Paradis

Jennifer Phillips Alaan

Jennifer Pirri

Jennifer Rossides

Jennifer Ruttle

Jennifer Stillman

Jennifer Wroe

Jennifer Young

Jeremy Riddell

jerry behnke

Jessica Andrews

Jessica Burnie

Jessica McShane

Jessie Payne


Jim Atkinson

Jim McCutcheon

Jim Webb

JJ Cornick

Jo Dean

Joan Jolliffe

Joan Porter

Joan Vsetula

Joanne Duckworth

Joanne M. Taggart

Joanne Spence

jodi Price

jodi Price

Jodie Schnurr

Joe Canhoto

Joe Hirschegger

Joerg and Terry Bergelt

John A White

John Aerts

John Baumann

John Bourret

John Byers

john Dimitriadis

John Fair

John Friedrichsen

John Gibson

John Mac Nicol

John MacPherson

John Mark Robertson

John Musselman

John Rafferty

john smees

José Gillespie

Joseph Jaroszek

Josh Bishop

Joslyn Biggins

Joyce Dej

Judith Atyeo

Judy Gerber van Vliet

Judy Jakusz

Judy Krol

Judy Mason

Jukie Soule

June Archibald

Justin Connidis

Kael Sharman


Kamala Sivasankaran

Karen Dodds

Karen J

Karen Murray

Karen Walkey

Karolynn Lacroix

Karrilyn McPhee


Kate Boyer

Kate Mukherji

Kate Simpson

Katherine McHughen

Kathi Poupard

Kathleen Andrews

Kathleen LeBreton

Kathleen Paterson

Kathleen Ruck

Kathleen St.Croix

Kathryn joaquim

Kathryn McCready

Kathryn Payne

Kathryn Stinson

Kathy Deguns

Kathy Quilty

kathy scott

Kati Smith

Katrina Elchami

Kayo Murakami

Keith Armour

Keith E Paridy

Keith Prentice

Kelly baetz

Kelly Morris

Ken Brownlee

Ken Durkacz

Kendra Butcher

Kerri Grummett

Kevin Hogan

Kevin J Smith

Kevin Rasmus

Kim Beauparlant

Kim Hynes

Kim Johnson

Kim Lang

Kim Robichaud

Kimberly Harney

Kimberly-Ann Lambert

Kinga Barwig

Kira Harris

Kit Stewart

Kris Hombach

Kris McCrady

Kristin Andrews

Kristina Bogle

Kristina Rudnitski

Kyleen Gray

Lamia Sabbagh

Lana Wells-Garrett

Lance Mooney

Larissa Jourenkova

Larry Finch

Larry French

Larry Herr

Laura Andrighetti

Laura Bere

Laura Hare

Laura Legros

Laura Sliz

Laura Stephens

Laura Verhaeghe

Laura Young

Laurel Hood

Lawrence G Laforest

Léa Clinchamps

Leanne Forslund

Lee Gamble

Leigh Evans

Leigh Thompson

Leo Beaulieu

Leonard Roy

Lesley Chisholm


Leslie Allchin

Leslie Graham

Leslie Moore

Leslie Morin

Leslie Wolfe

Lev Temidialov

Liam Bedard

Linda Burgess

Linda Burkholder

Linda Gill

Linda grimo

Linda Healey

Linda oshaughnessy

Linda Peebles

linda thorpe

Lindsay Alguire

Lindsay Ford

Lindsay Sommerauer

lindsey sharp



Lisa Barbier

Lisa Elminowski

Lisa Folger

Lisa Fratangeli

Lisa Marini

Lisa Thumm

liwei Sun

Liz Zantingh

Lonnie Ellis

Lori morden

lori thibault

Louis p. Visentin

Louise Larouche

Louise Reid

Louise Reid

Louise wright

Lucas Donlevy-Riddall

Lynda Lawrie

Lynda Pollock

Lynette Chubb

Lynette Pinder

Lynn Behnke

Lynn Crowder

Lynn Filion

Lynn MacDonell

Lynn Pashleigh

Lynne Epps

M. Catherine Newcomb

Mac Davidson

Madeleine Kennedy

Madolyn Way

Maggie Thomas

Malcolm Buchanan

Malcolm Imray

Marc Carriere

Marc Landry

Marc Robillard

Marc Savard

Marc Virgo

Marcia E. George

Marcia Gallego

Margaret Barclay

Margie Nash

Maria Barrett-Morris

Marian Springer

Marianne Hastman

Marie-Lyliane Miron

Marina Laporte

Marion Clark

Marissa Mack

Mark Karges

Mark Koppeser

Mark Kowgier

Mark Philips

Mark Sundal

Mark Tabor

Marlene Acorn

Marlene Gifford

Martha Hradowy

Martina Jackson

Martine Bresson

Martine Engel

Mary Alice Hossie

Mary Bridson

Mary Farrar

Mary Harbocian

Mary Heather Muise

Mary Jordan

MaryAnn Sowchuk

Mats Lindeberg

Matt Damphouse

Matt Goad

Matthew Bardswich

Maureen Crofts

Maureen Dagg

Maureen johnston

Meagham Steinmann

Megan Dane

Megan Morris

Melanie Johns


Melissa Bailey-Bean

Melissa Sky

Michael Altwerger

Michael Bowman

Michael Cain

Michael Cole

Michael MacKay

Michael O'Brien

Michael Patterson


Michael Schilder

Michael Trink

Micheal Wright


Michele Reid

Michelle Dalrymple

Michelle Landriault

Michelle Margaret Mould

Michelle Simpson

Michelle Stark

Michelle Zimic

Mike Breaton

Mike Hrycenko

Mike Johnson

Mike kench

Mike Stevens

Mike wood

Miles Tittle

Mira Heitz

Miriam Walker

Mitchell Carkner

Monica Huggins

Ms. Nina Silver

Muna Kadri

Munira Handa

Myron Porter

Nadine Mathias

Nan Williamson

Nanci Burns

Nanci Burns

Nanci Henderson

Nancy Carr

Nancy Chambers

Nancy Kelly

Nancy Lauder

Nancy MacDonald

Nancy Meyer

Nancy Murphy

Nancy Turcotte

Natalia Baby

Natalie Crinklaw

Nathalie Rousseau

Navi Khera

Nelson Martin

Nicholas Gilbert

Nichole Siksay

Nick Armstrong

Nick Grozdanovski

Nicole Bléau

Nicole Fournier

Nicole Lee

Nicole phillips

Nina Klein

Noreen Mckechnie

Noreena Johnson

Norma Moores

Norman Spears

Odette Wright

Pace Marier

Palma Afelskie

Pam Mulholland

Pamela Barrett

Pamela Rodrigue

Parker Robinson

Pat Giles

Pat McIntyre

Pat Mosher

Patricia Grainget

Patricia Hannila

Patricia Miller

Patricia Mongeon

Patricia Wright-Bodig

Pattricia Lee Chisholm

Patty Roy


Paul Elstone

Paul Graansma

Paul Gresch

Paul Shanks

Paul Stonier

Paula Conning

Paula Robeson

Paulette Khalil

Pauli Valli

Pauline Thornham

PeaceFire Maji

peggy parker

Penny Laframboise

Pernilla Johannesson

Peter James

Peter Bryan

Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Peter Scherzinger

Peter van Tol;

Peyton Leung

Phil cardella

Philippe Richer

Pierette Charron

Rachel Griffiths

Rachel James

Randy Banderob

Ray Marshall

Raymond Leo Lewans

Rebecca Dupuis

Rebecca McLeod

Rebecca Murray

Rebecca nixon

Reg Blanchard

Reginald Varghese

Renton Patterson

Richard Day

Richard MacKinnon

Richard Moss

Richard Taylor

Richard Vernon

Rob Campbell

Rob Dermott

Rob Hunter


Robert Biderman

Robert Burtch

Robert Disher

robert gabourie

Robert Graham

Robert Leikkari

Robert Levesque

Robert McClean

Robert Price

Robert R Deonarine

Robert Soden

Robert Thomas

Robert Watts

Robert Wright

Roberta Axworthy

Roberta Irving

Roberta Pentland

Robin MacDonald

Robin Marier

Rodney Moors

Roger Curtis

Roger Logan

Roma Kozlov

Ron Williamson

Ron Wilson

Rose OHara

Roxanne Johnson

Roxanne Kamula

Ryan Daum

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hamersma

Ryan Katic

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Proulx

Ryan Vaughan

S Summers

Saied Gerami

Sally Ryan

Sandra A. Davison

Sandra hess

Sandra Lazaridis

Sandra Little

Sandra McIver

Sandra Millat

Sandra Richards

Sandra Sahli

Sandra Whittall


Sarah Brown

Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jikeli

Sarah Snelling

Sarah Vader

Sarah Whalen

Scott Dicker

Scott Fulford

Scott Hunt

Scott Reid

Scott Vokey

Sean Burgess

Sean fitzpatrick

Seaward Billard

Selda Panchishin

Shane Baker

Shannon Newport


Sharon Day

Sharon Mounce

Sharon Ridsdale

Sharon Rudnitski

Sheila Durrant

Sheila Holmes

Shelley Bentley

Shelley Caddo

Shereen Zaky

Sheri St. Amour

Sherri Morgan

Sherry Freund

Sherry McKever-Walsh

Shirley Hanton

Shirley Hilchuk


Spencer Gee

Stacy Desilets

Stephanie Chery-James, OCT

Stephanie Gilpin

stephen campbell

Stephen Helleiner

Stephen Kauk

Stephen sullivan

Stephen Timmings

Stephen Wilson

Steven Humphrey

Steven Stewart

Sue Hemstreet

Sue James

Sue Nurse

Sufiya Mary Reid

Sukhi Kaur

sulee roque

Susan Black

Susan Brimble

Susan Corrigan

Susan Dobson


Susan Goodfellow

Susan Ham

Susan hubner

Susan Lester

Susan MacBeth

Susan morry

Susan Shaw

Susan shimens

Susan Smith

Susan stephen

Susanne Collins

Susanne Lantos

Susanti Andriyani

Suzanne Carter

Suzanne Rizzo

Sylvia Jarrett

Sylvia Korchinsky

Sylvia McBeath

Tamany Booth

Tamara Bernstein

Tammy Herring

Tanya La Rush

Ted Bohn

Ted Carson

Ted Fryia

Ted Martin

Teresa Marcy

Thomas Bruce Dyer

Tillie Clapp

Tim Larry

Tim Smith

Tim Walker

Tobey Meyer

Todd Cosens

Tom Fisher

Tom Joyce

Tom murphy

Tom O'Connor

Tom Roden

Tom Shea

Toni Hepburn

Tracey Frost

Tracey Germa

Tracey Marshall

Tracey Marshall

Tracey Powell

Tracie Edward Palmer

Tracy Brown

Tracy Cooper


Trevor Powell

Trevor Ray

Trish Crawford

Valerie Jones

Valerie Jones

Valerie Moore

Valerie Pitt

valerie spivey

Valerie Stacey

Vicki Buder

Vicky Compton

Vicky Walker

Victoria Anisman-Reiner

Victoria Larke

Victoria Olorenshaw

Virginia Seeliger

Vivian Brown

W Gordon Rigby

Walter Brooker

Walter Weary

Wanda Fisher

Warren Mitchell

Wayne Milliner

Wendy Anes Hirschegger

Wendy Goodes

Wendy Goodfield

Willard Eby

William Cox

William Lundy

william murtha

Wilma Murray

Yasemin Ucar

Zain Ghadially