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Executive Compensation Program




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​​Executive Compensation Program​

December 15, 2017

DPCDSB Executive Compensation Program Receives Ministry Approval

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Executive Compensation Program, as outlined below, has received approval from the Ministry of Education. Thank you to all who took the opportunity to review the program. The information on the review and consultation process will remain posted below for reference purposes.

DPCDSB Executive Compensation Program

The information that follows is posted in compliance with Ministry of Education requirements. Information is provided below to provide context to the Executive Compensation Program. The Board of Trustees appreciates your attention to this important consultation process and looks forward to receiving your feedback. 


  • Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board executives, as defined and described in the following documents, have had their salaries frozen for the past six years. The salary freeze was intended to apply to all executives at all Ontario school boards.
  • The Executive Compensation Program is a provincial Initiative and applies to all publically funded school boards across Ontario.
  • The Executive Compensation Program Pay Envelope increase identified in the following documents is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Province of Ontario and cannot be used toward other Board expenses.​

November 8, 2017

Dear Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Community Member:

In 2014, the Government of Ontario began the process of developing public sector compensation frameworks to ensure a transparent and consistent approach to executive compensation. The Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act of 2014 ("BPSECA" or "the Act"), introduced by the Ontario Government, applies to all Ontario public sector designated employers, including universities, colleges, hospitals, and school boards. This includes the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

In compliance with the Act, Ontario Regulation 304/16 – Executive Compensation Framework, and Ontario Regulation 187/17 ("the Regulations"), all 72 Ontario public sector school boards collaboratively developed a comprehensive proposed Executive Compensation Program to support executive compensation management across the Province. This work was completed in consultation with Mercer (Canada) Limited, an independent consulting firm that specializes in executive compensation. The proposed Executive Compensation Program sets out a rational compensation approach for executive positions across all school boards, including those in our Board. The school boards are committed to meeting the intent and goals of the Ministry of Education and Treasury Board Secretariat to ensure responsible and transparent executive compensation management in the Ontario broader public sector.

In the education sector, a competitive, fair, and responsible Executive Compensation Program is vital for attracting and retaining the talented, innovative leadership required to ensure continued progress in student achievement and success. Our proposed Executive Compensation Program balances the need to manage compensation costs and the need to attract and retain the executive talent we seek.

Key sections in our proposed Executive Compensation Program include:

  • Executive Compensation Philosophy 
  • Executive Accountability & Complexity Matrix
  • Proposed Comparator Organizations
  • Proposed Executive Compensation Framework
  • Executive Pay Envelope and Proposed Maximum Rate of Increase ​

A​s part of the Government Regulations, all Ontario broader public sector employers are required to conduct a 30-day public consultation on their proposed Executive Compensation Program. Following consultation and review of the input, the final Executive Compensation Program will be posted on the board website

If you have feedback on the Program please email* We will be accepting public input until December 8. All feedback is appreciated and will be kept on record. 

​Thank you,

Mario Pascucci - Chair of the Board ​


* Your name and email address (personal information) is collected for the purpose of receiving input under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act of 2014 (BPSECA).  Information collected shall be not be used or disclosed for any other purpose in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information  and Protection  of Privacy Act.  Questions regarding this collection may be directed to Bruce Campbell, General Manager, Communications & Community Relations at 905-890-0708 ext. 24466.

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