In 1967, the Olive E. Glaubitz Awards were introduced. Nine citizenship awards of $50.00 each were presented, to one student in each Home & School area in Ontario. These awards were originally made possible through contributions from associations and councils in memory of Mrs. Glaubitz, a past-president of OFHSA, and they continued for a time through generous donations from her son.
The Citizenship Awards were reintroduced in 1981 and continue to be presented. Eight provincial awards of $100.00 each for Grade 5 through Grade 12 are presented annually to students chosen from nominations submitted by school staff, the Home and School association or the student council. These awards are supported by the funds received for Life Memberships presented by Associations and Home & School Councils.
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to education by fostering co-operation between parents and teachers and by promoting understanding between the home and the school. This award is meant for Home & School members who have made a significant contribution to the Federation at the provincial level. The nominees must be serving or have served a full term on a minimum of two of: Home & School Association executive, Home & School Council executive, a Regional Board executive, or the OFHSA Board of Directors as either an executive or on a Board of Directors committee.
The award was named the Col. R.S. McLaughlin Memorial Award to recognize an endowment from the McLaughlin family. Mrs. McLaughlin served the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations for many years, including as president from 1931 to 1936.
This award was introduced in 1989-90 and is presented to an educator who has demonstrated in an exceptional way her or his support for parental involvement in education through the Home & School organizations. Nominations may be submitted by Associations, Home & School Councils, Regional Boards, or the OFHSA Board of Directors.
Financial guidelines for H&S Associations
Financial guidelines for H&S Councils
Association Expense Reimbursement form
Charitable donations procedure
Financial statement verification process
HST rebate procedure
You Asked About Federation Finances?
2014-2015 association executive contact info sheet
2014-2015 association membership list
2014-2015 association membership summary form
H&S Association Membership application form
H&S Association Life Membership application form
H&S Council Life Membership application form
You Asked About Membership?
Recognizing Outstanding Service
Advocacy: How OFHSA Members Make a Difference
All About OFHSA
OFHSA promotional brochure (full colour)
Congratulations! You have a Home & School Association
Drop Out Parent (front)
Drop Out Parent (reverse)
Liability Insurance Coverage
Parents, Teens and Parties
Safe Travel to School
You Asked About Workgroups?
Positive Steps Toward Conflict Resolution
EQAO Information Sheet
OSR: Ontario Student Record
Representing Home & School on Committees
Tips for Home & School Association Executives
Use of Personal Information
What's the Difference?
Social Media Tip Sheet
The Home and School Song
With the assistance of two Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants from the Ministry of Education OFHSA was able to have five documents translated into fourteen languages.
The documents: OFHSA Promotional Brochure, You Asked about Membership, What's The Difference?, EQAO Information sheet and OSR Information sheet.
The languages: Arabic, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese.
In addition, the Liability Insurance brochure was translated into Arabic, French, Korean, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
These documents are available in electronic format and hard copy. Please contact the office.
Executive Committee - April 2015
Board of Directors - April 2015
Executive Committee - March 2015
Executive Committee - February 2015
Board of Directors - January 2015
Board of Directors - November 2014 (cancelled)
Executive Committee -October 2014
Board of Directors - September 2014
Annual Meeting - April 2014
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