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Mandatory Health and Safety Training for Practicum

Health and Safety Training for Teacher Candidates: 

The Ontario Legislature has passed the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, which extends the Occupational Health and Safety Act to students participating in unpaid placements as part of their post-secondary studies.  

To satisfy the requirements of this new initiative, ALL TEACHER CANDIDATES must complete the Ministry of Labour Health and Safety eLearning module and provide a certificate of completion to the Practicum Office.

Candidates in Year 4 & 5 must submit by 4:00 pm. on JANUARY 12, 2018.

Failure to complete this training by the deadline will jeopardize your placement.

Helpful information:

The eLearning module needs to be completed ONCE during the degree program and is not an annual requirement.

    The eLearning module takes 45-60 minutes to complete.

    The eLearning module is unable to keep track of your progress and must be  completed in one sitting.

    You will receive a “Proof of Completion” certificate once you complete the training. You must save and/or print the certificate before exiting the module. The Ministry of Labour will not store your certificate or keep a record of training.

    Internet Explorer (9 or 10) or Chrome 17 or higher is required to run the eLearning Module. Note: Those using Windows 7 are advised to use Google Chrome 17+.

   Some school boards may require Teacher Candidates to complete more board specific training in addition to this training. Teacher Candidates will be notified if additional board training is required.

    If you have questions, please contact the Practicum Office or


As of November, 2014, the Ontario Government passed Bill 18.pdf which amends the definition of a worker to include students completing unpaid placements. 

To meet the new legislative requirements, some school boards are requiring Teacher Candidates complete mandatory Health and Safety training prior to their placement beginning. 

Please select the appropriate school board link below for further information regarding mandatory Health and Safety Training requirements.


District School Board of Niagara

District School Board of Niagara (DSBN)

Safety Orientation Package v.2.pdf (Checklist included)


Durham Catholic District School Board

DCDSB Student Teacher Training - Year 5 ONLY

Halton Catholic District School Board 2017-18


Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board 201718.pdfHamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board 201718.pdf (UPDATED 17/18)

Niagara Catholic District School Board

Niagara Catholic School Board.pdfNiagara Catholic School Board.pdf

Peel District School Board

Peel District School Board (PDSB) - Year 5 ONLY

PDSB - WSIB Declaration For Students form

Thames Valley District School Board

TVDSB2018.pdfTVDSB2018.pdf (updated Jan. 3, 2018)

Upper Grand District School Board

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB)  - Year 5 ONLY

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Student-Teacher-Checklist_201707273.docxStudent-Teacher-Checklist_201707273.docx - (updated 17/18)​

Waterloo Region District School Board

Mandatory Health and Safety Training for WRDSB

WRDSB - Student Online Training Guide

HR-16-101 - Terms and Conditions Form


HR-16-100 - Orientation Checklist for UPSP

York Catholic District School Board -  Year 5 ONLY

YCDSB201718.pdfYCDSB201718.pdf  (updated 17/18

York Region District School Board​-  Year 5 ONLY​

YRDSB201718.pdfYRDSB201718.pdf (updated 17/18)

YRDSBPamphletCOOPandStudentTeachers.pdfYRDSBPamphletCOOPandStudentTeachers.pdf (updated 17/18)


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