As Ontario’s teaching regulator, the Ontario College of Teachers protects the public interest by safeguarding students and supporting student well-being.
All educators working in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary school systems are required to be members of the College. Our role and authority are set out in the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 (OCTA).
Simply put, we are responsible for governing Ontario’s teaching profession through:
- Accreditation & Standards