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The College regulates the teaching profession in Ontario in the public interest by setting and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for its members.


To be trusted to regulate the teaching profession.


The Ontario College of Teachers commits to:

Strategic Priorities

  1. Broaden membership engagement in the work of the College, and in particular, engage members in non-traditional settings, including retired teachers, and First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit teachers.
  2. Develop strategies to facilitate the ongoing professional learning of members.
  3. Develop a comprehensive, long-term communication plan that includes other regulators and leverages the College's website and other communication vehicles to:
  4. Enhance Council and committee effectiveness and accountability through:


The College has a duty to serve and protect the public interest by carrying out the following objects in the Ontario College of Teachers Act: