What is "An Association In Good Standing?"

That is a term OFHSA uses to describe Association that have submitted all required documentation.

Please remember to submit the Association information through the links provided on

Associations are also responsible to submit information to H&S Councils (Hamilton, Thames Valley and Windsor)  

Executive Contact information- due September 1st
Current Membership List- due September 30th
         -additional memberships may be purchased at anytime during the year. Submit membership information and payment to OFHSA as received.
Schedule of Meeting Dates- due September 30th
Current operating budget- due September 30th
Annual financial verification- due October 31st

Tips for Home & School Association Executives

Membership Information

Bylaw Templates

Each year Associations and Councils are responsible for reviewing and updating the Bylaws.

Associations Bylaw Template
Councils Bylaw Template


EMT's and Association Financial Practices

Associations may not use debit cards,credit cardsor electronic money transfersto pay invoices. OFHSA does not authorize the use of electronic money transfers, debit cards and credit cards asONLY single approval is required to authorize the transaction. 

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Awards presented by OFHSA

Nomination forms are due February 1st

OFHSA Citizenship Award
Col. R. S. McLaughlin Memorial Award
OFHSA Educator Award


OFHSA Board of Managers was invited to a conference call with the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.

Here are the items that we advocated for;

  • A formal letter from the Minister recognizing OFHSA as one of the 4 recognized Provincial Parent groups.  This would help us have a concrete material to support us connecting with different school boards to try to branch out and establish new Associations in new School Boards.
  • More opportunities for partnership
  • Assistance in particular connecting with the Windsor and Toronto school boards
  • Support in advocating to school boards to adopt similar policy to Thames Valley District School Board for the Community Use of Schools department which allows Home and School Associations to utilize school board spaces free of charge during hours where an employee is already at the building and paying only custodial fees on weekends
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