[37] Bill 123 Original (PDF)

An Act to proclaim World Teachers' Day in Ontario


Every child in Ontario has the right to a quality education. Our Province's teachers play a central role in ensuring that children can enjoy that right. For their enormous contribution to the future of our children, Ontario recognizes and celebrates the work of teachers.

At the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education in Geneva, the United Nations declared October 5 as World Teachers' Day. Ontario wishes to adopt this declaration to celebrate World Teachers' Day every year.

The children of Ontario deserve to learn, grow and thrive in a public education system that promotes cooperation between stakeholders and encourages and rewards teachers to reach their full professional potential.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

World Teachers' Day

1. October 5 in each year is proclaimed as World Teachers' Day.


2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the World Teachers' Day Act, 2000.


The Bill proclaims October 5 in each year as World Teachers' Day.