School Support Designation
As a property owner in Ontario, you are required to support a school board, even if you do not have children or your children are not currently attending school. By default, your school support is directed to your municipality’s English Public School Board.
In the case of a residential property occupied by tenants, they can direct the school support for that property.
Property owners, occupants, and tenants can select which school board they choose to support. Additionally, you will be able to vote in the next municipal election for trustees for the school board that you choose to support.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is legislatively required to collect school support information and provide it in the assessment roll to every municipality and school board.
Changing your school support online
Based on your eligibility, property owners and tenants registered with MPAC can view and update the school support designation online.
To learn more about eligibility requirements or change your school support designation, please visit mpac.ca/schoolsupport or scan the QR code.
What if I have difficulty updating my school support online?
A step-by-step guide is available on mpac.ca which will help users navigate MPAC’s school support portal. Alternatively, you can obtain the Application for Direction of School Support (ADSS) Form from mpac.ca or from your school board’s office. To register or for further assistance with the online school support tool, you can contact MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-6722 or 1-877 889-6722 (TTY).
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation contact information:
1340 Pickering Parkway, Suite 101
Pickering ON L1V 0C4
Email via: mpac.ca/ContactUs
MPAC will continue to accept the paper Application for Direction of School Support (ADSS) forms which can be accessed through the MPAC website at www.mpac.ca.