Our History

The thirty-three secondary schools and adult learning centres of the Board represent a wide range of traditions, facilities, and programming. The extension of funding to the senior division of the Roman Catholic Separate School system in 1985 resulted in rapid growth which is now levelling out, but also has resulted in challenges for the association as we strive to meet the needs of our diverse student population and to develop as teaching professionals.

The TSU is one of the largest OECTA secondary unit, and works together with its sister unit, Toronto Elementary, in many ways. TSU has existed as a separate unit since 1965, and it has negotiated a separate collective agreement, specific to the needs of secondary schools, since 1989.