Ontario schools should be a place where everyone – children, students, staff, parents and the community – feels welcome, safe and respected. A safe, inclusive and accepting school environment is essential for student well-being and achievement.
To foster and maintain an environment needed for children and students to succeed, the ministry's work related to Safe and Accepting Schools includes a number of resources and supports:
Find information about Ontario's approach to discipline, information on bullying prevention and healthy relationships.
Progressive Discipline – strategies to promote positive student behaviours and address inappropriate behaviours that occur at school, at a school-related activity or in any other circumstances where the student's behaviour has an impact on the school climate.
Suspensions and Expulsions – policies for schools boards and Ontario statistics on suspensions and expulsions Policy/Program Memorandum 141: School Board Programs for Students on Long-Term Suspensions