Toronto District School Board

Executive Compensation – Public Consultation

The Government of Ontario’s Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 requires employers, including school boards, to develop Executive Compensation Programs to ensure a responsible, transparent and consistent approach to managing executive salaries. 

An Executive Compensation Framework for use by all 72 Ontario Public School Boards to comply with this legislation was developed by a Steering Committee.

The framework, approved by the Ministry of Education and Treasury Board Secretariat, meets the intents and goals of the legislation to ensure responsible and transparent executive compensation management in the education sector.


TDSB’s Proposed Executive Compensation Program

Using the approved framework and in consultation with the Government of Ontario, the TDSB developed our proposed Executive Compensation Program.  

Student achievement and success is a critical public service that requires innovative leadership. The TDSB has a $3 billion operating budget, employs approximately 41,400 staff, and serves more than 246,000 students. The compensation program is designed to attract and retain experienced and talented executives who are able to effectively lead an organization of our size in a responsible and innovative way. 

Similarly, as Ontario’s largest school board, serving the province’s most culturally and linguistically diverse student and parent population, we face significant issues related to urban education that are not a reality for other school boards across the province. This makes it even more imperative that we attract and retain executives who have proven experience and knowledge in this area. 

When compared to other large organizations in the City of Toronto, such as hospitals, and colleges and universities, the TDSB’s executive compensation rates are significantly lower. Other than changes to portfolios and responsibilities, TDSB superintendent grids and executive salaries have been frozen since March 2012. 

Read the TDSB’s Proposed Executive Compensation Program


Public Consultation

  • We will be conducting an online public consultation on our proposed Executive Compensation Program from November 13 to December 12, 2017. Please review the TDSB’s proposed Executive Compensation Program and complete the feedback form. We will be accepting public feedback until December 12, 2017.  

  • Members of the public are also invited to delegate in person before Trustees at a meeting at 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. Those interested can email to sign up to delegate at this meeting.

Share your feedback on the TDSB’s proposed Executive Compensation Program:

  • Complete the online feedback form until December 12, 2017.
  • Delegate in person before Trustees at a meeting at 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. Email to sign up.
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