Professional Obligations of Educators Outside the Classroom (Archived Video Stream) 

May 4, 2017
Toronto Online

OBA Education LAW PROGRAM | Original Program Date: May 4, 2017

Both the College of Teachers and school boards hold educators in Ontario to high standards of care, respect, trust and integrity. However, how do these standards apply outside of the classroom? Where is the line between an educator’s professional and personal lives? Is the balance shifting as social media makes personal lives more public? With representation from the school board, union and regulator perspectives, join our expert panel to explore these tricky issues, including:

  • When can misconduct outside of the classroom lead to discipline?
  • What are the limits on educators’ freedom of expression outside of class?
  • What boundaries should educators observe in using social media?


Melanie McNaught, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP


Chantal Bélisle, Director of Investigations and Hearings, Ontario College of Teachers
Tony Brown, Tony Brown Law Office
Chris Goodsir, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation


For 1 to 3 Participants CBA Member: $50*
Non-Member: $80*
For 4 or more Participants CBA Member: $75*
Non-Member: $145*

*plus applicable taxes


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