Executive Compensation Program

The Government of Ontario's Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act of 2014 (BPSECA) requires school boards to develop Executive Compensation programs to ensure a responsible, transparent and consistent approach to managing executive salaries.

School boards have had dif​​ficulty attracting and retaining executive talent due to salary compression caused by an executive compensation freeze and increasing salaries of other employee groups through collective bargaining. The Renfrew County District School Board executive-level salaries have been frozen for seven years. 

An Executive Compensation Steering Committee comprised of the four publicly funded trustee associations, supervisory officers and directors of education associations, and with the guidance of an external consultant Mercer (Canada), created a provincial executive compensation framework for use by all 72 publicly funded school boards to develop their local executive compensation programs. 

A competitive, fair and responsible Executive Compensation program is vital to attract and retain talented and innovative leadership to ensure continued progress in student achievement, success and well-being.

Our Executive Compensation program complies with the legislation and balances the need to responsibly manage compensation costs with the need to attract and retain the executive talent we seek.