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CODE Represents:

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

Executive Director's Newsletter

Leadership: Making a Difference

Frank Kelly

Throughout my time as Director of Education, and now as Executive Director of CODE, my appreciation for the significant contributions that Directors of Education make to the education of Ontario students has remained strong. Their innovation, creativity, strategic decision-making and efforts towards building learning communities are evident throughout the province. It is these kinds of collaborative and progressive initiatives that lead to more opportunities for more students, and I am pleased to recognize and celebrate this shared dedication by highlighting in these updates the boards and Directors who are transforming the vision of Ontario education into a reality. I invite you to learn more about these achievements in the CODE newsletters downlaodable to the right.


Frank Kelly

Executive Director

Julian Hanlon CODE Chair, 2014 - 2015

Julian Hanlon

CODE is pleased to announce that Julian Hanlon, Director of Education with the Ottawa Catholic District School Board, is the Chair of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education for 2014 - 2015.

Julian succeeds Bernard Roy of CEC du Centre-Est.

More Information on the 2014 - 2015 CODE Executive.

Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper


"Every student has the opportunity to succeed,
regardless of ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender,
gender identity, language, physical
and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, socio-economic status
or other factors."

(Achieving Excellence, Ministry of Education)

Developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), in consultation with a representative group of English- and French-language board system leaders and with support and funding from the Ministry, Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper establishes a set of policy outcomes presented in the form of a Rubric. It is intended to assist and support boards in achieving the best academic and social outcomes among all students. Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper provides an opportunity for boards to look to the future, and take those steps that will support continued implementation in order that all students can reach their full potential, regardless of background or personal circumstances. For more information and to use/download the Rubric.....

More Information and Downloads

Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education is pleased to provide two new resources to support parents.

PE-graphic Position Postings

These materials have been developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

More Information

Plus d'informations

CODE Summer Learning Project

2014 Planning Guide

Leadership Symposium Position Postings

CODE has developed a revised Summer Learning Program Planning Guide for district school boards. The Guide offers a brod range of examples and also details deliverables and expectations for summer learning programs.

2014 Planning Guide and more information in English & French

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 Summer Learning Project: 2013 Report

CODE 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.

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.

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.