Ontario School Bus Association
The Ontario School Bus Association

The Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) is a non-profit association providing advocacy and education services for the owners of school bus fleets across Ontario for almost 60 years. 

We welcome you to become part of this provincial association, safely and reliably serving the growing needs of student transportation in Ontario! 

Join us today!  

Looking to Drive a School Bus? 

If you have an interest in working with children and youth, driving a school bus may be the right job for you.  Approximately 18,000 school buses travel two million kilometers in Ontario every school day.  These trained professionals provide 300 million safe rides during the school year.  You could play an important role in student transportation.  Positions are ideal for retirees, parents and the self-employed.  Learn more about  how you can drive a school bus in Ontario or view current employment opportunities posted by OSBA member companies.



OSBA'S ANNUAL MAGAZINE: SCHOOL BUS ONTARIO
Submit your article ideas for the 2014 edition soon!  View the 2013 edition here!
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OSBA on Breakfast Television

(City TV)
Take a moment to view the following link  of OSBA’s Vice President Les Cross of Stock Transportation communicating a very important thank you message to all school bus drivers in the province and across Canada on City TV.  October 21-25, 2013 was School Bus Safety week in Ontario and Wed. Oct. 23rd was “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. OSBA bus operator owners and school board/transportation consortia managers recognize the extraordinary efforts, skills and contributions provided by school bus drivers on a daily basis.  

It is no easy feat to carry over 800,000 children safely, reliably and on-time to school each and every day.  As front line ambassadors dealing with an incredible array of issues, OSBA extends a sincere and heartfelt congratulations and thank you to all drivers for their monumental contributions to the school bus industry.  Without the professionalism and willingness of school bus drivers everywhere, there would be no school bus service.  If you have a special story about a driver in your area or organization, please don’t hesitate to send it along to OSBA – info@osba.on.ca
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OSBA - LEADING CHANGE.  FOSTERING OPPORTUNITY. INSPIRING CONNECTIONS. 
With transition and change comes immense opportunity.  OSBA is committed to providing value, products and services to meet and exceed the needs of all members, supplier partners, government, school board colleagues and the school bus industry as a whole.  We are continuing to refocus the association’s goals and activities and make fiscally responsible changes that support members’ needs and align with the financial realities of the industry.
The OSBA will remain strong and viable during this transition phase.  Its members' bus operators provide school bus services to the majority of school children in Ontario.  OSBA continues to be the authoritative voice of Ontario's school bus industry and works diligently to foster a positive, professional business climate and effective relationships with all stakeholders for the benefit of the entire industry. 
The current team of Rick Donaldson and Elizabeth McQuade will see some exciting changes with retirement from OSBA to enjoy family time, travel and other personal activities.   As of July 1st 2013, the team of “Solutions By Michele O’Bright” will be working with OSBA and all members to continue providing and enhancing many of the association’s current services as well as some new and exciting products.   Dave Carroll will continue to provide valuable safety and legislation consulting services to OSBA members.
The OSBA office at 1 Eva Road is also on the move.   For the time being, OSBA will continue to provide services from its current location, but will eventually re-locate to an alternate venue.   OSBA welcomes your comments and feedback at any time and I would appreciate hearing from you personally at president@osba.on.ca  
Perry Ferguson, OSBA President                                 

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TASK FORCE REPORT RELEASED 
The Task Force Report was released by the Ministry of Education on March 26, 2012.  The Report of the Student Transportation Competitive Procurement Task Force to the Ontario Minister of Education has been posted on the Ministry of Education website and is now available through the following link:
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/nr/12.03/taskForce.html
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RESPONSE TO THE DRUMMOND REPORT
OSBA submitted our response to the Drummond Report to Minister of Education, Laurel Broten on February 24, 2012.  You can view the letter by clicking on the link below. 
Letter to the Minister - Response to the Drummond Report
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OSBA COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT TRAINING SESSION PRESENTATIONS  
OSBA has hosted many Competitive Procurement Training sessions across the province.  The presentations have been posted below.  
          Huron Perth STS Training Presentation - February 13, 2013   
WESTS Training Presentation - November 22, 2012
  STSCO RFP Training Presentation - November 12, 2012  
Hamilton Wentworth Training Presentation - November 8, 2012
STOPR Competitive Procurement Training Presentation - October 24, 2012 
Student Transportation Services of Eastern Ontario Training Presentation - October 2, 2012    
Tri-Board Student Transportation Services Training Presentation- September 26, 2012    
Consortium de Transport Scolaire de L'Est Training Presentation - September 13, 2012
Simcoe Competitive Procurement Training Presentation - July 11, 2012



What's New:


Driver Licence Status Check

All OSBA members are entitled to subscribe to OMCA's Driver Licence Status Check service.  Click HERE for more information.

 

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OSBA Employee Discount Program

Check out our OSBA member Employee Discount Program for exclusive offers by:

·         CAA   

·         Mark’s Work Wearhouse

·         Sound Insurance

·         SoftMoc

 

For more information click here!