OPC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roster to Support Professional Learning 

We are seeking highly qualified practising or recently retired Members with expertise in equity, diversity and inclusion as well as Indigenous perspectives to review our course material, resources and formal documents to ensure they reflect culturally relevant and responsive content and pedagogy. Successful applicants will be approved to be included on our roster of experts and may also be called upon to facilitate on behalf of the OPC.

Experts on our Roster will be allocated a maximum of 15 days per year for their services and contacted for work on an as needed basis. 

We are committed to supporting school leaders throughout the education system. As such, we seek input from a multitude of sources to identify, design, develop and deliver the learning and support needs of our Members and colleagues. The OPC recognizes the value of job-embedded learning, sharing promising practices and the distributed leadership model of principals sharing with principals. We aim to ensure that professional learning offerings be equitable and offered within accessible environments, free from discrimination and harassment.

Selection Criteria

  • practising or recently retired principal or system principal or vice-principal

  • is a member of the OCT in good standing

  • identified expertise in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion or identified expertise in Indigenous teaching and learning along with additional subject areas 

  • Knowledge of anti-oppression frameworks

  • expertise with reviewing documents, course content and resources to ensure they reflect culturally relevant and responsive content

  • Familiarity with the the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF), the School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) and adult learning principles

  • specialized training in the area of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion or Indigenous teaching and learning

  • recognition by peers and supervisors as an exemplary public system school leader within the province of Ontario

  • demonstrates strong communication abilities in facilitating, speaking and writing and

  • proficient in using various office programs including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

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 and the information provided as part of the application. Candidates invited to take part in an online interview via Zoom meeting will need to be available on August 18 and 19 in the afternoon. Balanced regional representation will be taken into consideration. This process also includes contacting references. 

Applicants are asked to submit

  • a curriculum vitae 

  • contact information for two references (at least one of which for a direct supervisor and one for a practising principal) and 

  • a response to all questions in the application form linked below, including 

    • your experience and knowledge in regard to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion or Indigenous teaching and learning and

    • any experience in course, resource or document review and facilitation.

This independent contractor position starts on August 31

Please apply by August 11, 2020.


 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.