School Climate Surveys


An anonymous school climate survey conducted on a regular basis can help schools:

  • Assess perceptions of safety – from students, parents and school staff
  • Make informed planning decisions about programs to help prevent bullying and promote safe and inclusive schools
  • Determine the effectiveness of their programs on an ongoing basis
  • Build and sustain a positive school climate.

School boards are required to conduct school climate surveys of students, school staff and parents at least once every two years as they all play a key role in contributing to a positive school climate.

Sample Surveys

The Ministry of Education's Sample School Climate Surveys will assist schools and boards to meet these obligations.

Surveys are available in both English and French in a variety of formats including:

  • Word versions which can be adapted to meet local needs.
  • PDF versions which can be provided to students, parents or school staff who wish to complete the survey in written format.
  • Online versions which include a data roll-up function and report of summarized data.

The Online School Climate Survey Tool is available at: www.edu-climate-surveys.ca/

Word and PDF versions are available below:

  • A Survey for Students in Grades 4 to 6 About Equity and Inclusive Education, Bullying/Harassment (PDF, 509 KB | Word, 509 KB)
  • A Survey for Students in Grades 7 to 12 About Equity and Inclusive Education, Bullying/Harassment (PDF, 273 KB | Word, 509 KB)
  • A Survey for School Staff About Equity and Inclusive Education, Bullying/Harassment (PDF, 164 KB | Word, 509 KB)
  • A Survey for Parents About Equity and Inclusive Education, Bullying/Harassment (PDF, 222 KB available in 22 languages | Word, 509 KB)

Information in other languages