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


The Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB) is a branch of the Student Support and Field Services Division of the Ministry of Education and is responsible for the direct operation of five (5) provincial schools and four (4) demonstration schools:

  • Three English/American Sign Language (ASL) provincial schools for the Deaf (Belleville, London, Milton)
  • One French/Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) provincial school for the Deaf, blind and deafblind (Ottawa)
  • One English-language provincial school for the blind, visually impaired and deafblind (Brantford)
  • Three English-language demonstration schools for students who have severe learning disabilities (Belleville, London, Milton)
  • One French-language demonstration school for students who have severe learning disabilities (Ottawa)

The provincial and demonstration schools offer the Ontario curriculum at the elementary and secondary levels as well as specialised integrated programming. Qualified teachers employed by the Provincial Schools Authority or seconded from District School Boards deliver the educational programs.