ACÉPO’s members represent their constituents across the entire province of Ontario and consists of the trustees from the following four French-language public school boards
French-language public enrolment in the province of Ontario has increased by 125% over the past decade and continues to grow. The Association of School Boards of Ontario (ACÉPO) is an organization which represents all French-language public school boards in the province of Ontario.
ACÉPO’s primary mandate is to assist its members in the implementation of Ontario’s French-language public education system. The Association provides as range of resources and services to its member boards that support them in the role of providing students with required programs and services in appropriate facilities.
ACÉPO is registered as a not-for-profit organization.
While today’s society is diverse and always changing, ACÉPO represents a constant by vigorously and confidently representing and defending the best interests of students in a community untied by the French language.
ACÉPO advocates for a French-language public school system in which all students have access to a range of varied top-quality programs and services.
ACÉPO is a democratic association that acts in the interests of French-language public education and demonstrates respect, fairness, integrity, and transparency.
The association provides representation, information, and research regarding its members’ concerns and interests. ACÉPO assists the provincial government to ensure that students’ French-language education rights and needs are fully met.
ACÉPO serves as a forum where members can exchange ideas and work together. ACÉPO provides an annual general meeting, workshops, and partnership activities, which focus on the needs and interests of its members.
ACÉPO ensures that its members are current with respect to issues of the day, new legislation and policies. It also facilitates and encourages discussions with jurists, elected officials, senior staff from the Ministry of Education and other relevant experts.
ACÉPO participates in a number of committees, task forces, and working groups. For example, ACÉPO, as a stakeholder, provides
ACÉPO cooperates with educational organizations within Ontario and at the national level.
ACÉPO serves on the board of directors of the Fédération nationale des conseillères et conseillers scolaires francophones (FNCSF).
ACÉPO continuously monitors both provincial and federal government initiatives.
ACÉPO is a member of the Elementary and Secondary French-Language Education Task Force – a permanent task force, chaired by the Minister of Education of Ontario. The task force is an ideal forum in which to advance the priorities of ACÉPO’s members.
ACÉPO is working to develop the French-language infrastructure within Ontario. For example, ACÉPO successfully contributed to the proper recognition of TFO.
ACÉPO supports its members’ requirements in the areas of curriculum, evaluation, learning programs, and special education policy.
ACÉPO works hand-in-hand to ensure that the Ontario government’s French language linguistic policies protect and enhance French-language public schools and communities.
ACÉPO is proud of its success in supporting the improvement of students’ results in literacy and numeracy and other skills.
Within the context of a publicly funded educational system, ACÉPO assists its members to ensure that all students in the province receive equitable funding. ACÉPO, from time to time, prepares position papers on various funding issues.
ACÉPO communicates with all levels of community and government. In particular, ACÉPO maintains close contact with the Minister of Education, senior government staff, and MPPs from all political parties.
As appropriate, ACÉPO publishes news releases and responds to media requests. ACÉPO also endeavors to ensure that issues affecting French-language school boards are accurately represented in media reports.
ACÉPO retains the services of a law firm to represent it and support advocacy efforts on behalf of its members.