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Education Quality And Accountability Office

Ministry
Education
URL
www.eqao.com
Address
SUITE 1200, 2 CARLTON STREET
TORONTO
M5B2M9
Phone
(416) 314-0146; 1-888-327-7377
Fax
(416) 325-2956
Background
Education Quality and Accountability Office Act, 1996, S.O. 1996; c. 11, s. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The Office has the following objects: To evaluate the quality and effectiveness of elementary and secondary school education; to develop tests and require or undertake the administering and marking of tests of pupils in elementary and secondary schools; to develop systems for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of elementary and secondary school education; to research and collect information on assessing academic achievement; to evaluate the public accountability of boards and to collect information on strategies for improving that accountability; to report to the public and to the Minister on the results of tests and generally on the quality and effectiveness of elementary and secondary school education and on the public accountability of boards; and to make recommendations, in its reports to the public and to the Minister, on any matter related to the quality or effectiveness of elementary and secondary school education or to the public accountability of boards.

Membership

The Office is managed by its board of directors, which is composed of a minimum of seven and a maximum of nine directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. One director is designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to act as the chair. If the chair is absent or unable to act, the directors appoint from among themselves an acting chair. The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints a chief executive officer, after consulting with the directors.

Qualifications

Appointees should have one or more of the following skills, knowledge, experience, and/or background in:
o    Business/finance
o    System performance/accountability
o    Marketing/communications
o    Technology
o    Parents/youth community
o    Public sector experience
o    Statistics/assessment experience
o    Colleges/universities work experience
o    K-12 work experience
o    Equity
o    Indigenous communities
o    Francophone communities

•    Experience should reflect a minimum of two (2) years of established practice. 
•    Experience sitting on a board of directors is considered an asset.

Term

Directors are appointed for such terms as the Lieutenant Governor in Council determines and may be reappointed.

Meetings
Directors meet at the call of the chair and at least four times a year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Full-Time) DR. CAMERON MONTGOMERY
31-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
orleans
2. Member (Part-Time) GAIL ANDERSON
12-Aug-2021 - 11-Feb-2022
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) MARTYN BECKETT
06-May-2021 - 05-May-2022
whitby
4. Member (Part-Time) SARABJIT KAUR
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2022
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) KYLE WILSON
18-Jun-2020 - 17-Jun-2022
halton hills
6. Member (Part-Time) SERGE DEMERS
06-Aug-2020 - 05-Aug-2022
sudbury
7. Member (Part-Time) MANDY NWOBU
02-Sep-2021 - 01-Sep-2022
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time)
9. Member (Part-Time)
10. Chief Executive Officer (Full-Time)