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Complaints and Discipline

Ontario schools are safe, supportive environments. While complaints against teachers are rare (roughly 1,500 per year, out of 235,000 members), the College is responsible for resolving all cases of misconduct.

Full details of what constitutes professional misconduct can be found in our Professional Misconduct Regulation.

How complaints are handled

The College responds to all complaints against teachers. A three-member panel reviews investigation reports, while a disciplinary panel rules on allegations of misconduct.

Accused members have the right to:

  • Procedural fairness
  • Answer to, and defend against allegations
  • The presumption of innocence
  • Timely resolution of their case
  • Appeal a College decision
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What Happens During a Disciplinary Hearing at the Ontario College of Teachers?


Depending on the severity of the offence, a range of penalties may be considered. These may include:

Search our archive of disciplinary decisions.

How to file a complaint

Complaints may be filed using our online complaint form. Please read our complaints process prior to filing.

Attend a hearing

Disciplinary hearings are open to the public. View our schedule to attend an upcoming session.

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