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What LEADERSHIP means at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Leadership is exemplified by people who are able to impact those around them in a positive way. Our leaders are energetic, empathetic, motivated, trustworthy, knowledgeable and good communicators. Our leaders share a common vision in their commitment to all students. Our leaders understand that their role is one of support. They lead by example, they seek input, and they listen. As an organization, we encourage and foster these qualities. In challenging and prosperous times, we are defined by the relationships we build.

At the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), we pride ourselves on fostering leadership at all levels of the district. It is our belief that the building of positive relationships and skillful leadership in our staff and students is the foundation of a vibrant learning organization.

Imagination, creativity and innovation, can be best achieved when all stakeholders are encouraged to provide their unique insights and contributions. As todays school communities extend well beyond a classroom’s walls and, thanks to technology, well beyond our geographical borders, our goal is to harness the creative capacities of everyone in our communities.


Attend one of our upcoming staff or student leadership events and learn more about what the OCDSB is doing to foster leadership, creativity and innovation at all levels.

Read about how we are leading the way and what we are doing to foster it. Check out our various leadership publications and resources.

We encourage the community to follow our progress and join us by providing input and suggestions as we work towards our mission.