Special Memo from Provincial OSSTF Re Public Engagement in Education Assessment

To: Presidents and All Members From: Harvey Bischof, President An independent review of Ontario’s assessment and reporting practices is currently underway. We are encouraging local leaders and members to participate in this review. If you do participate in the review, please keep in mind that OSSTF/FEESO believes that province-wide testing is... Read More


2017 TTBU Executive By-election Literature:

The following 2017 Bargaining Unit Executive By-election Nominees have submitted their campaign literature. The position of Executive Officer will be filled via election at the December TTBU Council meeting. Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of November 27, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 182, COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff (Niagara West—Glanbrook) introduced this bill that would require the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to develop a provincial framework designed to support improved access to hospice palliative care. It would also require the... Read More


2017 TTBU Executive By-Election Candidates:

As of the deadline of 4:30 pm, November 30, 2017, the following nominations were received: For the position of Vice President: Michelle Teixeira For the position of Executive Officer: Kristina Budny, R.H. King Academy Rony Masri, Humberside C.I. The position of Executive Officer will be filled via by-election by registered voting reps at the... Read More


2017-18 OSSTF TTBU Informing & Engaging Members #11

OSSTF Toronto Human Rights Committee’s 5th Annual Action:reAction Student Forum  Save the Date: April 25, 2018 For the fifth year the Human Rights Committee of OSSTF District 12 (Toronto Secondary Teachers, Occasional Teachers, and Professional Student Services Personnel) will host an exciting and unique student social forum. The... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of November 20, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 179, FLOOD AVOIDANCE, INSURANCE AND RECOVERY STATUTE LAW AMENDMENT ACT NDP MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex) introduced this bill that would make two significant changes to flood insurance for property owners. First, flood insurance shall not be declined on the basis of flooding if the... Read More


Save the Date: Action:reAction student forum on April 25, 2018.

For the fifth year the Human Rights Committee of OSSTF District 12 (Toronto Secondary Teachers, Occasional Teachers, and Professional Student Services Personnel) will host an exciting and unique student social forum. The Human Rights Committee has created Action:reAction in order to connect students directly with community activists so they... Read More


OSSTF TTBU Informing & Engaging Members, 17-18 #11; Adult day school wage parity, 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, and more!

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 and end on International Human Rights Day on December 10. This year’s theme, #MYActionsMatter, is a call to action that asks everyone to take... Read More



Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of November 13, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 176, WALK TO WORK DAY ACT NDP MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) introduced this bill that would proclaim the first Friday in May as Walk to Work Day. BILL 177, STRONGER, FAIRER ONTARIO ACT (BUDGET MEASURES) Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s (Mississauga South) Fall Economic... Read More