Proposed Executive Compensation Program
In 2014, the Government of Ontario began the process of developing public sector compensation frameworks to ensure a transparent and consistent approach to executive compensation. This applies to all Ontario public sector designated employers, such as universities, colleges, hospitals and school boards, including the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB).
In the education sector, a competitive, fair, and responsible Executive Compensation Program is vital for attracting and retaining the talented, innovative leadership required to ensure continued progress and success in advancing student achievement for all. The OCSB’s proposed Executive Compensation Program balances the need to manage compensation costs and the need to attract and retain the executive talent we seek. In consultation with the Government of Ontario, the OCSB has developed its proposed Executive Compensation Program, which meets the requirements of the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act.
As part of the Government Regulations, all Ontario broader public sector employers are required to conduct a 30-day public consultation on their proposed Executive Compensation Program. We invite you to read the proposed Executive Compensation Program and to provide feedback as part of the public consultation process. We have included frequently asked questions on this webpage to assist in your review. We will be accepting feedback until 4.30 pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Following the consultation process, a review of the input provided, approval by the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education, the final Executive Compensation Program will be posted. All feedback is appreciated and will be kept on record.
Chair of the Board
Submit your feedback
Complete the online form below, or email Communications@ocsb.ca. Please contact 613-224-2244 Ext 2328 should you require this information in an alternate format.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is an Executive Compensation Program?
Q. What are the requirements of the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act (BPSECA) and the Ontario Regulation 304/16 – Executive Compensation Framework?
Q. How was the Executive Compensation Program developed?
Q. What positions will the Executive Compensation Program be applied to?
At the OCSB, the Executive Compensation Program applies to all Supervisory Officers which includes the Director of Education, Superintendent of Business and Financial Services, Superintendent of Human Resources Services and the Superintendents of Education.
Q. Why is the Executive Compensation Program needed?
Recently, there has been difficulty attracting and retaining executive talent at school boards, due
to the compensation compression resulting from executive compensation freezes and increasing Principal and Teacher salaries through negotiations.
Q. Why are you consulting?
Q. How will input from the public consultation be used?
Q. How can school boards justify executive salary increases when schools are being closed across the province?
Q. Where can I find more information about executive compensation in the Ontario broader public sector and the legislation?
- Additional information about the Regulation can be found using this link: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r16304
- Additional guidelines for the Framework can be found using this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/executive-compensation-framework-guide