The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is a membership organization of Ontario’s 20 publicly funded universities and the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).* We facilitate discussion between our members and advocate on a wide range of university issues as well as co-ordinate a number of shared services for members, including inter-university transit of documents; application processing and an online portal of research resources for students and faculty. COU works closely with the provincial and federal governments to develop and improve public policies that help our universities deliver high-quality programs for students, and the research and innovation that impacts the social, cultural and economic well-being of Ontarians.
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is the voice of 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians across Ontario. We seek to maintain and enhance the quality of our province’s higher education system, and to advance the professional and economic interests of our members. Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents its 28 member faculty associations through on-campus support and public advocacy. We provide research and logistical services to support collective bargaining and grievance management at individual universities. OCUFA also takes the needs and concerns of our members directly to Government, other higher education stakeholders, the media, and the citizens of Ontario.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) promotes the professional and contractual welfare of our members, promotes the principles of Catholic education, and defends the constitutional rights of the Catholic school system in Ontario. We are a teachers’ association that represents 45,000 professional women and men who teach all grades in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario. Recognizing our uniqueness as teachers in Catholic schools, we are an association committed to the advancement of Catholic education. As teacher advocates we provide professional services, support, protection and leadership.
The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is a voluntary professional association representing 5,000 practising school leaders in elementary and secondary schools across Ontario. We believe that exemplary leadership results in outstanding schools and improved student achievement. We foster quality leadership through world-class professional services and supports, striving to continuously achieve “quality leadership – our principal product.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) Provincial Office operates in three major areas: Protective Services which includes negotiations, pay equity, organizing new members and grievance/arbitration; Educational Services which includes professional development, union training, curriculum testing, member resource materials; Communications/Political Action which includes publications, media releases, media relations, lobbying, coalitions and international assistance.