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Download the OPC Membership Application in PDF Format.

Promoting Excellence in Education

As the collective voice of principals and vice-principals, we:

  • advocate for students
  • promote publicly funded education
  • influence education decision-making at all levels
  • foster positive relations among principals, vice-principals and the broader education community and
  • work with government, district school boards and other members of the education community to ensure exemplary schools for Ontario’s students.


The OPC is a voluntary professional organization with over 5,000 Members.

You may become a Member of OPC if you

  • are employed as a principal or vice-principal by a publicly funded district school board in Ontario or other government of Ontario agency that is funded by a Ministry of the government of Ontario
  • pay the required Membership fees
  • work in the field of education in Ontario and
  • are not a member of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF).

If you don’t qualify for Membership with OPC, you may be eligible to become an Associate of the OPC .


Protective Services

The OPC Protective Services Team (PST) are experienced elementary and secondary principals. They provide peer support and advice tailored to the specific needs of principals and vice-principals. The OPC General Counsel provides further legal support in protecting the interests of OPC Members.


Education Leadership Canada ®

Education Leadership Canada (ELC), is the professional learning arm of the OPC, providing a multitude of professional development opportunities for our Members.

ELC provides a comprehensive package of training and assessment opportunities for school principals and vice-principals. These include

  • skills assessments
  • needs identification
  • mentoring support from experienced peers
  • workshop sessions
  • video-based training programs
  • web-based learning and
  • learning opportunities via CD ROM and the Internet.



Members of the Ontario Principals' Council operate within the ethical guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers.


OPC Insurance Benefit Plans

In most districts, OPC Members, and supervisory officers who are Associates of OPC, have access to highly competitive benefits for the following insurance plans:

  • long term disability
  • accidental death and dismemberment
  • life, spousal life and dependent life and
  • critical illness.


Additional Services

As a professional association, OPC provides a number of additional services and supports to assist Members in their roles as administrators, including

  • the OPC website ( ) with extensive information and communication
  • a subscription to The Register, OPC's magazine
  • a selection of various networking and mentoring opportunities
  • the student leadership award, provided to all Ontario public schools and
  • links to other education associations.


The Ontario Principals’ Council recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. We are committed to protecting any personal information we hold. In addition, our lawyers have a professional obligation to keep confidential all information they receive within a lawyer-client relationship. The OPC Privacy Policy outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy.


Effective September 1, 2017, Membership fees will be $1,196.00 per school year (tax deductible) and are paid through payroll deduction, personal cheques or credit card. Fees are subject to change by resolution at the Annual General Meeting.

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