FAQs about Teacher's Forum

When is the application deadline?

Online applications will be accepted from March 18th to June 14th, 2019.

Who is eligible?

  • Teachers from across Ontario who have not previously participated in the Teacher's Forum at Ontario's legislature.
  • Teachers who are members of the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Teachers currently teaching or 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 Teacher's Forum is only available to those currently teaching in Ontario.

When, where and how do I pay my registration fee?

A registration fee of $175 is payable upon acceptance to the Teacher's Forum.  Cheques can be made payable to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and sent to the following address:

Teacher's Forum Program c/o Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch
111 Wellesley St. W.
Legislative Building, Room 191
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A2

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.

Will my accommodation be covered?

Yes, accommodation will be provided and covered for two nights during the Teacher's Forum.

Are meals covered?

Most meals will be covered during the Teacher's Forum program.

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

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

I live around the corner from the Legislative Building.  Do I need to stay at the hotel?

No. Staying at the hotel is recommended but is not mandatory.

Are there any public parking lots near the Legislative Building?

Public parking is not permitted on the grounds of the Legislative Building. Street parking is located on streets adjacent to the building, and public parking lots are available within a 10 minute walk.  For more information please see the following online parking locator services:

  City of Toronto Municipal Parking Facilities (external link)
  University of Toronto, St. George Campus Parking Services (external link)
  University Health Network Parking Information (external link)

Will I be reimbursed for parking?

No, parking charges will not be reimbursed.

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

No, acceptances cannot be deferred.

What are the participant’s responsibilities?

Attendance at all sessions during the program is mandatory.