OESC's partnerships with the trustees' and principals' associations, CODE, COSBO and the Ministry of Education help district school boards fulfil their mandates and comply with the Ministry's key initiatives and goals. OESC provides effective and efficient cost-saving services such as Behaviour Management Systems (BMS), the Centre for Governance Excellence, the Provincial Portal and the School Energy Coalition (SEC). This suite of long-standing services provides value added to the education sector and ensures school boards and school authorities are accountable to their communities. OESC recognizes the importance of being able to respond to both provincial program requirements and local needs and resources.
OESC provides many other services, including template policies, sample guidelines, training modules and video resources for issues such as accessibility, equity and inclusive education, and safe schools. The production of online video resources to help school boards implement the Ontario strategy and promote equity and inclusive education, as well as the training modules to help school boards develop strategies which foster safe, inclusive and accepting schools for LGBT students have been well received. Professional learning videos on equity and inclusive education have also been customized for the principals' associations.
OESC has partnered with the Ministry of Education to manage and provide provincial conferences to support ongoing professional learning. As needed, OESC will continue to expand its services to help school boards implement legislation, policies and guidelines impacting the education sector.