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Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Priorities - 2019-2023

Approved by Council – November 8, 2018


Placing students’ interests and well-being first by regulating and promoting excellence in teaching.


Trusted to regulate the teaching profession in Ontario.


The Ontario College of Teachers commits to:

  • protect the public interest
  • quality, excellence and professionalism
  • honesty and integrity
  • accountability and transparency
  • efficiency, effectiveness and fiscal responsibility
  • sustainability
  • inclusivity and respect for diversity
  • respectfulness and teamwork between the College Council, staff and stakeholder community, each respecting the other’s role.

Strategic Priorities

1. Strengthen Transparency and Accountability

  • develop objective and subjective key performance indicators for the College that are measurable, observable and perceivable
  • make improvements to the discipline process to better reflect public expectations
  • use plain language internally and externally in all communications to better connect the public and College members to the work of the College

2. Manage Risk More Strategically

  • Council meetings focus more on managing risk and less on operational issues
  • increase public awareness of the ongoing professional development activities of all College members
  • annually conduct an environmental risk scan
  • analyze College data and trends as a basis for creating additional guidance and member resources
  • utilize the recommendations of the 2018 Governance Review to ensure improved governance and oversight

3. Improve Stakeholder Engagement

  • clarify and better communicate the privilege and benefits of self-regulation
  • enhance the effectiveness of collaboration with government, constituent organizations and other regulators


101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 0A1

Client Services:

Telephone: 416.961.8800

Toll-Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1.888.534.2222


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Telephone: 437.880.3000

Toll-Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1.833.966.5588


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