Train the Trainer Workshop

The Ford government is skillful at distracting from harmful funding cuts with chaos, confusion and sideshow entertainment. Our work as educators committed to defending public education is to cut through the rhetoric and let our coworkers and neighbours know how these budget cuts are likely to impact our daily lives. What will a $1 Billion... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of March 25-29, 2019

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS EDUCATION MINISTER TOUTS MCDONALD’S JOBS FOR YOUTH During Question Period, NDP MPP Faisal Hassan (York South—Weston) asked the Minister of Education how she was preparing youth for employment by asking, “Again, my question is to the Minister of Education. Under this government’s watch... Read More


Queen’s Park News for the week of February 19-22, 2019

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS BILL 48, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS ACT Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s (Huron—Bruce) government bill passed second reading debate and was referred to the Legislative Committee on Social Policy. The bill will now have two days of public hearings scheduled for Monday February 25 and... Read More


The Camille Natale Awards

The Camille Natale Awards 2019 The annual Camille Natale Awards reflect OSSTF Toronto’s belief in the power of student action to make a difference for peace, social justice, equity and human rights locally and globally. The awards are administered by both the District’s Communications and Political Action and Human Rights Committees. Awards... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 29-November 2, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS BILL 48, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS ACT Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s (Huron—Bruce) bill is scheduled to begin second reading debate on Monday November 12, when the Legislature reconvenes after its constituency week break. With bills requiring six and a one-half hours debate before a... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 22-26, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS BILL 48, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS ACT Education Minister Lisa Thompson (Huron—Bruce) introduced this bill that would require all teacher candidates to pass a math test before being licensed. Thompson’s bill would also revoke the certification of teachers and licensed early childhood... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 15-19, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS CHILD CARE WORKER AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR APPRECIATION DAY On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, NDP MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo) asked the Minister of Education Lisa Thompson: “My question is to the Minister of Education. Today we are joined by early... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 1-5, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 37, LIABILITY FOR CLIMATE-RELATED HARMS ACT NDP Climate Change Critic, MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth), re-introduced his private member’s bill that would permit individuals, businesses and governments to sue oil and gas corporations for “climate related damages from their... Read More


#4hours4publicEd Candidate(s) Sign Up (Canvassing, Telephone Bank, Signs &c.)

#4hours4publicEd Our #4hours4publicEd campaign is about you taking collective action with your OSSTF Toronto colleagues to protect publicly funded schools in Toronto. We are asking each of you to give just four hours of your time (Canvassing, Telephone Bank, Signs &c.) There are 7,000 teachers, OT’s and education support staff in OSSTF... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of February 26, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 200, REMOVING BARRIERS IN AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ACT PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff (Niagara West—Glanbrook) introduced his private member’s bill that would expand the acts that may be performed by a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in... Read More