Keeping track of the essential resources and programs in Ontario’s schools, and how they are affected by changes to provincial policy and funding.
Annual Ontario School Survey
2018 report on Ontario’s schools
to be released on June 25
Our Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) provides an evidence-based, objective perspective on the impact of policy and funding changes on vital areas of public education, including special education, guidance counsellors, Indigenous education, childcare, fundraising, health, and the arts.
Each year, we publish a report on the data we collect, along with other research findings.
This year, for the first time, we are releasing our report via Facebook Live and Twitter Live, so that you can join the conversation in real time, share your thoughts, and ask questions about the findings. Join us on Monday, June 25, at noon to learn more about this year’s report.
It is easy to participate!
- Follow along on our Facebook page or Twitter timeline, starting at noon.
- Use the hashtag #AOSS18 when you post your questions and comments.
Mark your calendars and join us online on June 25.
Are you a school principal?
You can participate in this research initiative by completing the Ontario School Survey.
The information from the surveys provides an evidence-based, objective perspective on the impact of policy and funding changes on vital areas of public education, such as teacher-librarians, special education support services, and educational assistants.
Thank you to all of the survey participants and our funding partners for supporting this unique research project.
Highlights from PFE's 2016/17 Annual Ontario School Survey
This year's survey results reveal ongoing challenges in a number of areas, including demands created by competing and overlapping provincial initiatives, ongoing regional inequities, and growing gaps in schools’ fundraising.
The report shows a decline in specialist library and music teachers, but a substantial improvement in Indigenous education programs.
Read the 2017 Annual Report
Annual Ontario School Survey research
Our data, in the real world.
Data from our survey is used by researchers, media, and other organizations.
This article looks at the equity concerns raised by the fundraising data from our 2016/17 school survey.
Data from our survey about teacher librarians is included in this information sheet about school libraries.
This article talks about the findings from our report on career and life-planning in schools.