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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: Encouraging excellence in science education through leadership and service

Vision: To be the leading voice in the advancement of science education in Ontario

Values: Accountability, excellence, inclusiveness, innovation, integrity, respect, responsibility, teamwork

The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (L’Association des professeurs de sciences de l’Ontario) was established in 1890. It is registered as an incorporated non-profit organization with the province of Ontario.

The objectives of STAO/APSO are:

  1. to stimulate and improve the teaching of science in Ontario,
  2. to co-ordinate the activities of its members, and
  3. to disseminate information related to science teaching to its members.

To achieve these objectives, the association has four strategic directions:

  1. to provide professional learning opportunities and resources to educators;
  2. to advocate for excellence in the development and implementation of the Ontario curriculum;
  3. to recruit and retain a large, diverse membership, and
  4. to develop and maintain relationships with partners.

To view STAO’s 2020-2023 strategic plan, click here.

Let us know how STAO can help you transform your teaching from great to excellent!