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District School Board of Niagara
Policy Human Resources - General

E-20 DSBN Employee Hiring Practices

Date May 2021
Review May 2026

The District School Board of Niagara believes in attracting, recruiting and retaining exemplary employees to prepare students for success now and in the future, and to reach their full potential regardless of their background or social identity. The DSBN recognizes that consistent hiring processes will allow the board to achieve and maintain a strong and diverse workforce. The DSBN is also committed to hiring practices that include:

  • Qualifications and Merit
  • Diversity, Equity and Human Rights
  • Employment Mobility
  • Fairness and Transparency
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

The DSBN hiring practices will include steps to avoid inequitable representation of historically disadvantaged groups for all applicants. The Policy also supports DSBN’s commitment to promoting equity, valuing early-career educators and the prevention of conflict of interest in all hiring processes.

All teacher hiring shall be in accordance with Policy and Program Memorandum 165. Furthermore, any assignment of a teacher shall be made with due regard for the provision of the best possible program and the safety and well-being of the students as required under Ontario Regulation 298 Operation of Schools – General, including the requirement that it shall be made in accordance with the qualifications recorded on the teacher’s certificate of qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers.

All hiring decisions will be made in accordance with applicable laws, including the Ontario Human Rights Code, and respective collective agreements.