FAQs about Teachers' Forum

When does the Teachers' Forum take place?

April 22 and 23, 2024. 

When is the application deadline?

Applications are due March 14, 2024.

Who is eligible?

  • Teachers from across Ontario who have not previously participated in the Teachers' Forum at Ontario's legislature.
  • Teachers who are members of the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Teachers currently teaching or who expect to be teaching grades 4 to 12 in a subject area related to citizenship, civics, social studies or history.

I’m a new teacher - can I participate?

Yes, both experienced and new teachers are encouraged to apply.

I teach in a province other than Ontario, can I apply?

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario Teachers' Forum is only available to those currently teaching in Ontario.

Is there anything specific I should bring to the program?

You are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet to take notes. Please also bring any portable resources that you have found useful in your own classroom!

Is any supporting documentation required?

A letter of recommendation, written by a Principal, Department Head, or School Administrator, is required to support your application. Letters must be uploaded along with your online application in either Word or PDF format. A letter of recommendation file upload section is a component of the online application form.

Do I have to pay a registration fee?

Yes, there is a registration fee of $100 to be payable by cheque.

Will accommodation be provided?

No, accommodations will not be provided. 

Will my travel costs be covered?

Yes, the transportation costs for one round trip will be reimbursed for all participants. Please see Program Highlights for more details.

Are meals covered?

Most meals will be covered during the Teachers' Forum program including a welcome reception. 

Will the cost of a supply teacher be covered by the Teachers' Forum?

No, the cost of a supply teacher is not covered by the Teachers' Forum.

Will I be reimbursed for parking?

If you are commuting to the Legislative Building for the program, free parking may be arranged upon request.

Can I defer my acceptance to the program to next year?

No, acceptances cannot be deferred.

Is attendance mandatory at all sessions during the Teachers' Forum?

Yes, attendance at all sessions during the program is mandatory and required to receive any reimbursements.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the Teachers' Forum?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the Teachers' Forum.