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Education (K-12)

Approved Textbook Collection / Trillium List

All textbooks approved for use in Ontario Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms are listed on the Trillium List found on the Ontario Ministry of Education website.  Both Faculty of Education Library locations maintain a collection of currently approved K-12 textbooks.  

On both campuses this textbook collection includes currently approved K-12 textbooks as well as  other textbooks that are used in local schools, teacher guides and other approved student materials (big books, blackline masters, activity cards etc).

For assistance in locating a title please ask the Library staff. 

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum Documents (Print & Online)

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum Documents are available online through the Ministry of      Education's Curriculum page.  

Copies of most Ministry of Education curriculum documents and other teaching documents are also available in the Education Libraries on both campuses.


Policy/Program Memorandums & Directives

The Ministry of Education’s direction and expectations for district school boards and school authorities are issued as policy documents called Policy and Program Memoranda (PPM), which are all given a specific number.  

Read these documents on the Ministry of Education website. 

Other Important Curriculum Sites

Historical Curriculum

Print Historical Curriculum Documents

On the Thunder Bay Campus, the Education Library offers a Historical Collection of Ontario approved K-12 textbooks dating back to the 1800s.  Also included in this collection are print copies of historical Ontario Ministry of Education K-12 curriculum documents as well as other Ontario historical education documents from the late 1800s.   You can search Omni to locate an item by title in this collection.

Online Historical Curriculum Collections

Many historical curriculum documents are also available in these Online Collections:

OISE's Ontario Historical Education Collections (OHEC): The Government Document Collection includes numerous documents, mainly from the Ontario Ministry of Education (formerly the Ontario Department of Education) that cover the areas of elementary, secondary and teacher education in the Province from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Internet Archive: Ontario Government Education Documents and Curricula:  The Ontario Government Education Documents Collection includes materials from the Ontario Ministry of Education covering the areas of elementary, secondary and teacher education in the province from the mid-nineteenth century onward. It includes curricula, teaching and certification guidelines, school administration documents, as well as educational legislation, commissions, and reports.