Supervision Considerations during COVID-19 / Considérations relatives à la surveillance pendant la COVID‑19

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***Version française en bas de la page*** There are lots of changes this year. Staff and students have much to learn and put into practice on how to navigate our new school environment, along with a continued responsibility to provide adequate supervision. Courts have defined ”adequate supervision” as a product of many variables and can be provided by school board…

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OSBIE’s June Webinar Series – Register NOW! / Série de webinaires de l’OSBIE en juin

By | Claims, Events Webcasts, General, General Information, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Ophea Guidelines, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

While COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many activities and events, we are pleased to share that OSBIE presentations are not one of them! OSBIE is offering a series of webinars during the month of June at no charge for our members. Here’s a chance to sharpen and enhance your insurance and risk management knowledge from the comfort of…

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How to conduct a Distance Learning Risk Assessment / Évaluation des risques liés à l’apprentissage à distance

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***Version française au bas de la page*** With the Provincial government mandating that schools remain closed to students until at least May 4th, 2020, school boards are looking at ways to support and educate our students. We wanted to assure all OSBIE members that teachers and staff working within the scope of their duties for the school board are covered…

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Court Concluded School Board Not Negligent in Assault Case / La Cour a conclu que le conseil scolaire n’avait pas fait preuve de négligence dans une affaire d’agression

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The following is a summary of the article “COURT CONCLUDED SCHOOL BOARD AND TEACHERS NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES CAUSED DURING STUDENT FIGHT” written by Shariati Mahnaz, an articling student of Borden Ladner Gervais and has been referenced with permission. Click here to read the article in its entirety. This case is one example of what a court may take into…

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OSBIE Webcast – Liability and Risk Management 101 / Responsabilité et gestion des risques 101

By | Events Webcasts, General Information, Incident Reporting, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management, School Activities, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

OSBIE Webcast – Liability and Risk Management 101 Date:     Tuesday November 26th, 2019 Time:    2 PM EDT Speakers: Julie Welsh and Allison Palis, OSBIE Session Description: School boards face many risks in their day-to-day operations, ranging from student injuries from sports or school activities to transportation and the use of volunteers. This workshop provides a background on the social, legal…

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Volunteers – we’ve got you covered! / Les bénévoles – vous êtes bien couverts

By | General, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

Question: What do field trips, lunches, recesses and many more school activities have in common? Answer: Volunteers School board volunteers are covered under OSBIE’s liability policy for claims arising from their negligent acts while acting within the scope of their approved duties on behalf of the school board. For volunteers to be successful in their role, school board staff play…

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Coroner Examines Winter Sports Fatalities

By | Field Trips, General, General Information, Liability, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** Winter Sports Death Review a report by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario examines 45 fatalities related to skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in Ontario from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 2012. Released in December 2015, the review’s primary purpose is to increase the safety of skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing through…

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