Special announcement: .

Strike Update:

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that their members will participate in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) on Monday, January 20, 2020 if a tentative agreement is not reached.

This strike action has no impact on the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch schools.

All provincial schools remain open and instructional programming and residence programming will continue.

All demonstration schools remain open and full instructional programs continue.


Lundi 20 janvier 2020

La Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l’élémentaire de l’Ontario (FEEO) a annoncé que ses membres participeront à une journée complète de retrait des services (grève) le lundi 20 janvier 2020 si aucun accord de principe n’est conclu.

Les écoles de la DEPA ne seront pas touchées par le mouvement de grève de la FEEO.

Les écoles provinciales et d’application resteront ouvertes, et nos programmes d’enseignement et de services résidentiels seront maintenus.

Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Staff News – November 13, 2019

Date: November 13, 2019 | Categories: provincial and demonstration schools branch | Tags: staff news

Sent on behalf of Patrick Keyes, Executive Director (A), Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Sherry Eacrett was the successful candidate in the recent competition for the position of Residence Manager at the London campus. Sherry graduated in 2004 from Wilfred Laurier University with honours in Sociology. Over the years, Sherry has worked extensively with children and adults with various profiles and needs. Sherry has been working at the OPS for nine years including four year as a Residence Co-ordinator at W. Ross Macdonald School where she was responsible for the deafblind residence. Sherry’s vision will continue to put students needs and learning in the forefront and she is an added value to the team. 

Please join me in welcoming Sherry in her new role.


Patrick Keyes
Executive Director of Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (Interim)
Student Support and Field Services Division
Ontario Ministry of Education

255 Ontario Street South
Milton ON
L9T 2M5

Phone: 905 878 2851 ext. 214
E-mail: Patrick.Keyes2@ontario.ca