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 Ontario Teachers Pledge to Teach the Right Thing – July 16, 2018


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OECTA Provincial – EQAO Advice


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OECTA Letter Regarding FOI Request


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Teachers Eligible for Grid Movement Settlements

Please see below PDF lists for eligible teachers who were either Permanent or LTO’s in 2014-15 school year as identified by the board.

Eligible Permanent Teachers 2014-15

Eligible LTO Teachers 2014-15

For further information and instructions please click on the link.

T4A Income Tax Slips



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2018 Bursaries


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Time to Rethink Standardized Testing in Ontario

By: Liz Stuart, OECTA President


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Davis Campus Strike


DPSU President Peter MacDonald and DPSU Teacher Welfare Officer John Hynan joined striking OPSEU members on their picket at the Davis Campus of Sheridan College. OPSEU College Instructors have been on strike since Oct. 14. DPSU donated $2,200 to OPSEU Local 244 to support their goal to achieve a fair and just Collective Agreement.One of the main bargaining goals for OPSEU is to increase the number of permanent faculty members. Currently, the majority of its members live from sessional contract to sessional contract. It is precarious work. Stay strong, brothers and sisters! DPSU will continue to support you!

OECTA and PRLC honours Past President, Ann Hawkins


On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Peel Region Labour Council honoured former DPSU member and current OECTA Past President Ann Hawkins with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Justice and Labour Activism. Ann, who recently retired as President of OECTA in June, is a long-time activist for human rights. On hand for the presentation of the award were (from left to right) Peter MacDonald, President DPSU, Ann Hawkins, Ann¹s husband Tim Hawkins, and Jim McDowell, President of the Peel Region Labour Council.


Joint Memo to Dufferin-Peel Teachers re Delays in Benefit Administration relating to IPPS


OTF Letter to Dean


Teacher Welfare Officer Posting


DPSU Bursary Recipients

Diane Melanson (Robert F. Hall), Patrick Kay (St Paul) and Reginald Trotter (Holy Name of Mary) have

each been randomly selected as recipients of a $1,000 bursary to be used towards their child’s

post-secondary studies in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Congratulations to the recipients and best wishes to their children in their studies.

DPSU Bursary Recipients
Diane Melanson (Robert F. Hall), Patrick Kay (St Paul) and Reginald Trotter (Holy Name of Mary) have

each been randomly selected as recipients of a $1,000 bursary to be used towards their child’s

post-secondary studies in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Congratulations to the recipients and best wishes to their children in their studies.

Survey Results Show Violence in Schools on the Rise, Affecting Safety and Learning Conditions

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Economic Security of Women in Canada


OECTA Guidelines Related to Assessment, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication Software


Benefits: Common Issues and Questions from Members


Unit Elective Executive Nominations 2017-2018


The PETL Political Action Committee


OECTA-DPEU & DPSU Tentative Extension Agreement Info Meetings

OECTA Scholarship & Fellowship Application


Canadian Forum on Theology and Education


Save the Date!



International Women’s Day


Pregnancy and Parental Leave Workshop


Compassion Fatigue: A Professional Wellness Workshop


Call for Workshop Presenters at OECTA’s 2017 Educating for the Common Good Conference entitled “Celebrating Our Diversity: Sharing Our Story”

A GSA Gathering for LGBTQ Teachers and Allies


Women’s March FAQs


Infinite Learning – A Fraction of Time



OECTA’s WebExperience: Mathematics


12th Annual Strawberry Ceremony


Ontario Region Winter School – March 5-10, 2017 @ Port Elgin


Canadian Women’s March On Washington



Scholarships and Bursaries


OECTA Pension Workshop

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1% Lump Sum Calculations

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Worker choice laws mean higher corporate profit – Chronicle Journal: Letters To Editor

Letter to the editor by Mike Pozihun

I am writing in response to your Sept. 21 article, Worker Choice Laws Make Union Leaders More Accountable (Guest Column). The Fraser Institute is nothing more than a slick advertising company whose sole purpose is to maximize corporate profits. Each time you see an article by this group you should understand their bias.

Worker choice laws (right to work laws) sound appealing. Who would not support choice or the right to work? However, the sole purpose of these laws is not about giving workers choice or the right to work; it is about weakening labour unions and thus maximizing corporate profits.

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The 3rd Annual DPSU Wine Tour is here!

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Toronto Town Hall Meeting

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OFL Rally for Decent Work

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Wednesday June 29, 2016 Ministry of Labour – Occupational Health and Safety for Young

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Saturday October 1, 2016 1 p.m. Queens Park “Rally for Decent Work”


Thursday October 6, 2016 One Day Conference “OFL Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Conference”
at the OFL Building, 15 Gervais Drive, Toronto
Conference fee $100 and registration deadline September 30, 2016
Registration form available at

I hope the last school week is a smooth one for you all!

Have a safe and relaxing summer!
In solidarity

Liz Stuart
1st Vice President
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)

2016 OECTA Excellence in Communication Award Recipients

Posted: 05/16/2016

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Catholic Teachers’ Donation to Fort McMurray Reaches $35,000

After contributions from several more local units, OECTA’s total donation to the Canadian Red Cross to aid with the relief effort in Fort McMurray, Alberta has reached $35,000.

This donation is in keeping with Catholic teachers’ spirit of service and compassion. The money will help provide shelter, food, water, and other emergency needs to the tens of thousands of people who have been affected by the devastating wildfire. Our donation will be matched by the governments of Canada and Alberta.

Visit the Red Cross WEBSITE to learn more about the relief effort.

Message from Labour Council

Good Morning Colleagues,
I have some good news to share!

Below is an excerpt from the Toronto and York Region Labour Council newsletter. They share the news of the Fresh Taste Strike Victory!!
Many thanks to those who supported these workers in their struggle!
In solidarity!


Fresh Taste Strike Victory!
Thanks to all who came out to support Ontario Food Terminal workers at Fresh Taste produce distributors. This courageous group of immigrant workers, members of Teamsters Local 419 started their strike action on April 21 to gain a first contract. Thanks the amazing solidarity from local residents, union activists, the OFL and MPP Cheri Di Novo they won a significant raise in wages. It goes to show that “the best anti-poverty program is a union!”

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Toronto District School Board

Posted: 03/31/2016

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Rainy River District School Board

Posted: 03/31/2016

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Dean Memo

Posted: 03/02/2016

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All Teaching and Occasional Teaching Positions

Posted: 03/02/2016

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Statement from the Chief Prevention Officer

Posted: 12/02/2015

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The Earned Leave Plan Calculations

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DPSU Brampton Beast

DPSU President Peter MacDonald presented Lori Plati, public relations manager of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel with a set of season’s tickets to the scheduled home games for the Brampton Beast, a professional hockey club in the East Coast Hockey League affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens. “DPSU is a proud community partner with the Beast. Our donation will hopefully help Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel to fulfill their mission of making a positive difference in the lives of our region’s youth through their mentorship programs,” said Mr. MacDonald. Dufferin-Peel Secondary Unit is the union local of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association representing 2,300 high school teachers in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s 26 high schools.

 New CLC online program: Edu-Action

The program
• Read tip sheets, watch videos, attend webinars, join discussions & get active
• Learn how to listen, connect & build with your members

• Learn how to talk about the election issues in an engaging way
• Learn tips on how to organize in your workplace
• Connect to progressive political campaigns

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Reforming Labour Laws: There’s a Lot on the line

Dear Peter,

Ontario’s labour laws are set for review this year and there is a lot on the line.

It has been 20 years since labour laws were re-opened in Ontario and that was under a Mike Harris government, when many of the gains made during the province’s first-ever NDP government were rolled back.

Now there is new hope. The Wynne government has bent to pressure from the labour movement, sustained media attention to the growing trend towards precarious work and the ensuing public outcry.

Yesterday, the “Changing Workplaces Review” began consultations in Toronto and they will be rolling out across the province over the months ahead.

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Test Mutiny: Tens of Thousands of New York Parents Revolt Against Standardized Exams | Democracy Now!

In an act of mass civil disobedience, tens of thousands of parents in New York state had their children boycott the annual English Language Arts exam this week. At some Long Island and upstate school districts, abstention levels reached 80 percent.
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Supreme Court affirms essential role of the right to strike in collective bargaining

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is welcoming today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision affirming the right to strike as essential to meaningful collective bargaining.
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 Bill C-525 Passed/Adoption du projet de loi C-525

Bill C-525 Passed

Democracy in Canada was put to shame yesterday with the Senate’s passing of Bill C-525, the Employees’ Voting Rights Act. Bill C-525 is critically flawed, as the Conservative dominated Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee discovered last week.
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OECTA Newsletter – April 22, 2016

Posted: 04/22/2016
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National Day of Mourning Statement

Posted: 03/23/2016

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Part One

Opening Remarks
Summary of Memorandum of Settlement of Central Terms

Part Two

Continuation: Summary of Memorandum of Settlement of Central Terms

Part Three

Questions and Answers
Closing Remarks