We are seeking OPC Members who are highly qualified practising elementary and secondary principals from the Toronto DSB to facilitate primarily our online and blended Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) and other related professional learning offerings.

Selection Criteria

The applicant must possess the following:

  • member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in good standing

  • understands both the English Public and English Catholic Sectors 

  • practising principal with recent, relevant and varied school experiences

  • exemplary school leader, as acknowledged by peers and supervisors

  • identified expertise in all areas of school leadership and facilitation

  • demonstrates a province-wide perspective

  • comfort using a Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate learning 

  • high level of comfort using a variety of digital tools to enhance learning

  • proficient in using various office programs including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and G-suite

  • demonstrates strong communication abilities in facilitating, speaking and writing

  • is dynamic, resourceful, well-read and informed

  • understands and demonstrates adult learning principles when engaging adult learners

  • demonstrates a “lead learner” stance as an educator

  • in-depth knowledge and involvement in specific leadership initiatives related to equity, diversity and inclusion

  • identified expertise in areas of school leadership, mentoring/coaching and facilitation

  • successfully completed the PQP 

  • familiarity with the Ontario Leadership Framework 

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Experience in both elementary and secondary panels

Selection Process 

Our selection team will review and assess all applications based on the identified success criteria. Candidates invited to take part in an online interview via Zoom meeting (with video) will need to be available on Thursday, February 24. This process also includes contacting references and ensuring balanced regional representation. 

Applicants are asked to submit
  • a cover letter 

  • a curriculum vitae and

  • contact information for two references (one for a supervisory officer and one for a practising principal).

The successful independent contractor will need to be available by March 1.

Please apply by Thursday, February 17 at 3pm


 If you have any questions, please email  smarshall@principals.ca


The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of independent contractors, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation 191/11, within our selection processes and our skills assessment testing practices.  Disability-related accommodations during the proposal and selection process are available upon request.

The OPC is an equal opportunity organization committed to diversity and inclusion.  We are pleased to consider all qualified independent contractors without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, and all other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.