Canada Educational Visits

Join us in Toronto, Canada to learn how Canada became a world leader in K-12 education and why it is ranked #1 globally for Quality Education.

During this visit you will have an opportunity to meet with Canadian education experts, authorities, and local schools, and observe how educational theory works in practice in Canadian classrooms within the Greater Toronto Area.

For Individuals and groups

Edu-Visits are designed for teachers, principals, administrators, students and all others interested in learning about the Canadian educational system. Enrol as an individual or as small groups who wish to learn together.

What You'll Learn


  • Start your exploration before you even land in Toronto! We will send you a pre-visit email with a welcome video and helpful resources to introduce you to education in Canada. We will also provide you with resources that may be helpful during your stay in Toronto.

Day 1

  • Welcoming words and program orientation by OISE Continuing and Professional Learning
  • Facilitated introduction of the program leaders and participants
  • Presentations on the following: 
    • Our Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Journey
    • The Ontario Education System: Aligned & Coherent Structure and Governance
    • Research-Based Factors Impacting Systemic Improvement in Student Achievement
  • Lunch at OISE
  • Presentations on the following: 
    • Enabling and Leading Equity and Inclusion in Quality Education SDG4 systems and schools
  • Panel Presentation: Voices of School Leadership featuring a local Superintendent, Principal, and Trustee:
    • Leadership that Focuses on Student Achievement, Data, Equity
  • Campus Walking Tour

Day 2

  • Welcome and Day 1 Recap and Q&A
  • Review of Day 2 Orientation and Objectives
  • Presentations: 
    • Effective Models of Professional Learning
    • The OISE CPL Modern Educator Equation
  • Workshops: 
    • The Ontario Leadership Framework
    • Leadership and School Improvement Process
    • Preparation for School Visits – Look Fors during Walk through School and Questions to Ask
  • Lunch at OISE
    • Ontario College of Teachers Visit
    • City Bus Tour
    • Group Dinner

Day 3

  • Visit a local elementary school and have lunch with school staff and students
  • This afternoon you will enjoy an excursion to majestic Niagara Falls and the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Day 4

  • Visit a local secondary school
  • Lunch
  • Consolidation of Learning: We will join together for a facilitated discussion of observations and questions, a compare/contrast of Ontario Schools with Home Schools, and a discussion of how global competencies are infused into teaching and learning.
    • Final Reflections
    • Edu-Visit Evaluations
    • Celebration of Learning


  • After you visit we will reach out with a recap of learning and methods to stay in touch.


The price includes fees for presentations, workshops, visits to schools and other organisations, lunches, one group dinner, local transportation to site visits, a city bus and harbour tour, and a trip to scenic Niagara Falls and the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

PLEASE NOTE: The final confirmation letter will be sent to the participants either when there are at least 10 participants registered, or at the latest shortly after the final registration day on July 29, 2020 and for the Spring visit on April 1, 2021

If a Study Tour is cancelled, the organiser is not responsible for any travelling or accommodation costs of the participant.


The choice, booking and payment of accommodation in Toronto during the visit is the responsibility of the participant. However, the following accommodations are within a close proximity to the OISE building (walking distance or short transit ride or taxi):


Materials/Recommended Readings: 

All articles and reading material will be provided by the facilitator and will be made available online through the course learning environment.


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