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 Boyce

Adam Foote

Adam Haalboom

Adam millar

Adam Mulcaster

Adam Samec

Adira Rotstein

Adrienne Dandy

Adrienne Edwards1

Aikaterini Vassilakos

Al Scott


Alan Carlisle

Alan Jamieson


Alan Newson

Alastair Matoo Wehner

Alexander Brown

Alexandra Irvin

Alexandra Petersen

Alexis Campbell

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 Meenahan

Amanda Springer

Amrish Sharma

Amy Duckworth

Amy Proulx

Amy Umrysh

Amylee Patterson

Andre Dumais

Andre St-Denis

Andrea Boston

Andrea Bradshaw

Andrea Dixon

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Loken

Andrea Rooz

Andrea Vásquez Jiménez

Andrew Bryan

Andrew Collop

Andrew Mucciante

Andrew Schneider

Andrew Seidel

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Wachner

Angela Keller-Herzog

Angela Milley

Angelo Mihalis

Angie Cameron

Anita Carr

Anita Rotheram

Ann Wiebe



Anna Daber

Anna Spindley

Anna Vanden Kroonenberg

Annalise Stenekes


Anne Folland

ANne Hughes

Anne M. Woods

Anne MacDonald

Anne Presley

Anne-Marie Longpre

Annick MacAskill

Anthony Côté

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

Asma Jawed

Audrey O'Hearn

Avril H. Burns

Barb Bosiak

Barb Daniels

Barb Kucherka


Barbara Card

Barbara Hemming

Barbara Lajeunesse

Barbara McSkimming

Barbara Muller

Barbara Patriquin

Barbara samson

Barbara Santamaria

Barbara Yeo

Baris Oz

Barry Kendall

Barry Mager

Barry McLarnon

Barry Smith

Beda Bata

Ben Williams

Benjamin Ries

Benson honig

Bern Hodgins

Bernadette McDonald

Bert Seeliger

Beth Handford

Beth Stinson

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Betsy Rothwell

Bettie Baer

Betty Anne Nolan

Betty Wilson

Bev Carmichael

Bhavnita Shah

Bill Adams

Blair Niblett

Blair Vowles

Blake Pennycook

Blanca Araujo

Bob Barnes

Bobby Luttmer

Bonnie Brown

Bonnie Jadischke

Bonnie Kriz

Bonnie Radmore

Brad Bennett

Brad Colpitts

Brad Fallon

Brad LaBelle

Brad Moore

Brandie Drehmer

Brea Hodge

Brenda and Jim Davies

Brenda Field

Brenda MacKay

Brenda Stephen

Brenda Way

Brenda Wilson

Brendan V. O'Gorman

Brent Adamson

Brent Boisvenue

Brent Hall

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Brian Grant

Brian Greig

Brian Harriman

Brian Howard

Brian MacIsaac

Brian Nieminen

Brian Ramirez

Brianne Garde

Brianne Whyte

Brigitte Dang-ay

Brigitte Jackstien


Bromley A Churchill


Brooke Carfagnini

Bryce Conway

C Reid

Cairin Nelson

Cameron Hathaway

Caresse Johnston

Carla Waites

Carlos Guarany

Carly schlieman


Carol A. Peterson

Carol Edwards

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Carol Raymond

Carol Shields

Carol visentin

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

Carole Reeve-Newson


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Caroline Somers

Carolyn Allen

Carolyn McGuire

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Carri-Ann Scott

Carrie Adams

Carrie Martinez

Carrie Martinez

Carrie Miller

Cassandra Beach

Cassandra manning

Catharine Watts

Catherine and Gordon Reidt

Catherine Ghioureliotis

Catherine Gray

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Catherine Holliday

Catherine Leatherdale

Catherine Lucas

Catherine Miller

Catherine Prickett

Catherine Smith

Cathy Berry

Cathy Jo Thom

Cathy Rubocki

Cathy Schrader

Cathy Sutherland

Cedomir Radoja

Celia Piper

Chantal Mancini

Chantal Roberto

Chantelle Leslie

Charles Allen

Charles E McDonald

Charles G. Watson

Charles Henderson

Charles Voth

Charlies Christie

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Charlotte Harrison

Charlotte Howes


Chelsey Karemangingo

Cheryl Barbour

Cheryl Hendricken

Cheryl Lomas-Picketts

Cheryl Nobrega

Cheryl Silen

Cheryl Szebedinszky

Chris das

Chris Davis

Chris Hoffman

Chris Langley

Chris McEwan

Chris Miller

Chris Stoate

Chris Therrier

chris vardy

Chris Watson

Chrissy Clark

Christa Rowl;ey

Christie Kivisto

Christina Renaud

Christina Vallee


Christine Hall

Christine Pothier

Christine Raby

Christine Stewart

Christine Werner

Christopher Cowan

Christopher Gill

Christopher Morris-Page

Christopher wilson

Christos Ioannidis

Cindy deBree

Cindy Dubue

Cindy MacKenzie

Cindy Trumper

Claire Lewis

Claire Taylor

Clare Cribb

Claudia Burt

Clive Cudmore

Coleen Spence

Colin Pinch

Colin Simmons

Colleen Good

Colleen Mycroft

Conny McCarthy

Cora Barak

Cora Lea Peltier

Corry Prinsen

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Courtney Merner

Courtney Parcher

Craig Andrews

Craig Barrett

Craig Beckett

Craig Beckett

Crystal Ribey

Cynthia Hunter

Cynthia MacRae

Cynthia Surette

D. Steven Wright

Dale White

Daleann Brinkman

Damir Sebesta

Dan Earle

Dan Knezevic

Dan Patch

Dan Rourke

Dan Wilson

Dana Deuitch

Daniel Allen

Daniel Cayen

Daniel Fournier

Daniel Knight

Daniel McLean

Daniel Pike

Danielle Harder

Danna McDonough

Darcy Ketchum

Darko Jaksic

Darlene Carnochan-Williams

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Darlene Heaslip

Darlene Hunking

Darryl Newbury

Darryl Vanacker

Dave Barrowclough

Dave Brown

Dave Rodger

Dave Whale


David Campbell

David Cheuy

David Conboy

David Douglass

David Fowler

David G Anderson

David hayward

David J Pickering

David Johnson

David Mundy

David Ossea

David P. Dargie

David Palmer

David Stibbe

David Thornton

David Tosh

Dawn Stiles

Dean Shewring

Deanna Morrison

Deanne Eckert


Deb Dixon

Deb Kitchener

Deb Mayne

Deb Rosnow

Debbie Coughlin

Debbie Slade

Debbie Thom


Deborah Anderson

Deborah Haines

Deborah Haines

Deborah Jamieson

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Deborah Staples

Delia Bucknell

Delora Skelton

Dena Granatstein

Denise Dominy

Denise Higginson

Dennis Phillips

Dennis Thurlow


Derek Beland

Derek Heffernan

Derek Laidlaw

Derik Chica

Desmond O’Connor

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Diana Sernick

Diane Forsyth

Diane Ryan

Diane Ryan

Diane Sackfield

Diane Wastle

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

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Dianne Millar

Dianne Tainsh

Dina van den Hanenberg

Domenic Bellissimo

Don McCuaig

Donald Hatch

Donald J Desjardins

Donica LeBlanc

Donna Fraser

Donna McKinnon

Donna Scott

Donna Taylor

Donna Wells

Donnadale Smith

Dora L Falcone

Doreen Andrews

Doris Tirschmann

Dorothy Mikalachki


Doug Little

Doug Reay

Doug Thompson

Doug Wilkey

Douglas Bond

Douglas Carter

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Douglas Janack

Douglas Kinzie

Douglas Reid

Dr. Robert V. d'Amato

Drew Garvie

Duncan MacDonald

Duncan Rowe

Earl A Cousins

Earl Burt

Edith Woodbridge

Edward Emmons

Edward Hiseler


Elaine Fairhurst

Elaine Jenkins

Elaine Mailloux


Eleni Jalbout

Elisabeth Shoemaker

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Bryan

Elizabeth Dimand-Buczek

Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Saettler

Elizabeth Schroeder

Elizabeth Trivett

Elizabeth Visentin

Elizabeth Wennick

Elizabeth Woodcock

Elizabeth. Ferguson

Ellen Marshall

Ellen Silverglen

Elliot Greenberg

Elspeth Maynard

Emily B.

Emily Crew

Emily Jager

Emily Milley

Emmalene Pruden

Enid Bennett

Eric Dunbar

Eric Lootsma

Erik Leach

Erin Crawford

Erin Dooley

Erin Gibson

Erin Karel

Erin Leonard

Erin McLean

Erin Reynolds

Erin Roy

Erin Vretteas

Erin Zipes

Ethel Thayer


Evan freeman

Evan Rogers

Evert Ohraniemi

Evva McDougall

Faith Allingham

Faiza Hirji

Fariha Irshad

Farrukh Khan

Faruk Ekich

Fozia Tanveer

Fran Denby

Fran Denby

Fran Stronach

Frances Morgan

Frank Pianka

Fred Helleiner

Gabrielle Laurence

Gabrielle Neveu

Gaelle martin-cocher

Gail Coley

Gail Everall

Gardner West-Bound

Garry and Carol Scott

Gary Fenn

Gary Fitzgibbon

Gary Hurtubise

Gary Serviss

Gary Wreford

Gavin Tessier

Gayle Schaming

Genevieve and Don Payn

Geoff Kneen

Geoffrey Power


George Holborn

Gil Boyce

Gillian McCallum

Gillian Wood

Gisele Pritchard

Glen McMillan

Glen Thomson

Glen Timmins

Glenn Hooker

Glenn Murray

Gord Lemon

Gordon Doctorow, Ed.D.

Gordon Nore

Graham Cornford

Graham Leitch


Greg saunders

Greig Lawrie

Guylaine Tremblay

Haider Saeed

Halle Halle

Hannah Selkirk

harry hollinsworth

Harvey Bischof

Hatem Zawdeh

Heather Bamford

Heather Burt

Heather Dawe

Heather Derks

Heather McLean

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Helen Joseph

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Helen White

Helga Barenberg

Helga Lange

Hilary Fletcher

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Homa Arjomand

Homer Grant

Hope Chambers

Howard Crocker

Hua Shi

Hugh Mallon

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Ian Green

Ian McSkimming


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Inntol Erant

Irene and Nicholas Miculia

Irene Gibbins

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Isabelle T

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Jaine thompson


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Jane Keller

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Jarod Milko

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Jason N Cook

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Jason Thorpe

Jason Zittlau

Jay Noack

Jean Rivers

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Jean-François Millaire

Jeanette Wilkins

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Jeannette Fitzpatrick

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Jennifer Hancharuk

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Jennifer Kershaw

Jennifer Lawson

Jennifer MacLachlan

Jennifer McGilchrist

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Jennifer Ojalammi

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Jennifer Pirri

Jennifer Rossides

Jennifer Ruttle

Jennifer Stillman

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JJ Cornick

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Kathleen Andrews

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Luciano D’Ignazio

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Manmeet Singh Gill

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