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The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) is an advisory and consultative organization composed of the CEOs of each of the 72 District School Boards in Ontario; Public, Catholic and French Language.


Association des gestionnaires en éducation franco-ontarienne (AGEFO)
Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers' Association (OCSOA)
Ontario Public Supervisory Officials' Association (OPSOA)

Report on the 2014 Annual Conference of the
Council of Directors of Education and the
Council of Ontario Senior Business Officials

Leadership Symposium Position Postings CEO Report

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CODE Summer Literacy and Numeracy Project

Leadership Symposium Position Postings

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education with funding from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat continues to coordinate a summer learning program and research study designed to help primary students close the achievement gap. MORE INFORMATION

CODE Health & Safety in Schools Project

Leadership Symposium Position Postings

As part of the CODE Health and Safety In Schools project and as a support to the Ontario Ministry of Education Student Injury Prevention Initiative a series of student safety resource guides and safety checklists have been developed for student safety in Grade 7 to 12 science labs and technological education facilities.

New: Executive Summary in English & French Posted April 16, 2014.


Other CODE Projects Include:

Parent Engagement

"There is evidence every day that the student who gets support and help at home is more successful at school." CODE, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education, has developed and made available a 'Guidebook', 'Tool Kit' and the new 'Parent Tool Kit: Teen Addition'.

CODE Special Education Leadership Project

The CODE Special Education Leadership Project provides provincial, regional and district leadership to support the transformation of special education programs and services.

CODE Advisories

CODE has developed a series of advisories to assist senior administrators. These brief statements on practical aspects of administration and student learning are concise and based on the experience of practitioners and include a historical and political perspective where needed.


CODE manages the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) which has developed numerous projects across the province and provides forums at the regional level to facilitate pathways for students going to college.


CODE administre l'Initiative de jonction écoles-collèges-milieu de travail (IJECT) comprenant de nombreux projets partout en province incluant des forums régionaux, le tout ayant comme objectif de faciliter l'accès au collège pour les élèves du secondaire.

CODE Past Projects

CODE on its own and in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education has completed a number of projects focused on specific educational initiatives that are of interest to our membership.

2014 Canada's Outstanding Principal's Award

Does a principal from your district deserve this award?

Winners from across Canada are recognized for the unique and crucial contributions to their schools and to public education.

Nomination Deadline: October 28, 2013

Please see our News & Announcements page for more details.

Essential for Some, Good for All

Leading for All: a research report of the development, design, implementation and impact of Ontario's "Essential for Some, Good for All" initiative was prepared by Andy Hargreaves, Henry Braun and a research team from Boston College. Ten Ontario school boards and the CODE Special Education Leadership team partnered with Boston College in the preparation of this research report.

Download the Executive Summary or the full Report in PDF format.