June 24, 2021 Informing & Engaging Members – New all-Member levy approved; TTBU building update; 2021-22 timetable update; #hybridhurtskids actions; and more…

New all-Member levy At this year’s District Annual General Meeting a motion was passed to create a new all-Member levy.  This levy is to raise $76,000/year to cover the costs associated with up to 30 days of time release for each of 4 new District Executive Members appointed to the position of Anti-Black Racism Anti-Intersectional […] Read More

Message to members about AMPA 2.0 & the Action Plan to support Equity and Anti-Oppression from the in-coming OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Executive

Message to members from the incoming OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Executive (original attached; also attached is a press release introducing the new Provincial Executive) June 22, 2021 Dear members, Thank you for your participation in AMPA 1.0 and AMPA 2.0. We acknowledge that AMPA 2.0 resulted in significant pain and trauma to OSSTF/FEESO members... Read More

June 10, 2021 Informing & Engaging Members – By-Election results; Timetabling for next year; Save the date; Strategic Action Plan submissions; and more…

TTBU 2021 By-Election results The following candidates were elected to the TTBU Executive during the By-Election at today’s TTBU Council Meeting Vice-President Chris Chandler Executive Officer Maryline Lanteigne Jason Kunin Deborah Buchanan Walford Provincial Councillors Chris Chandler Derik Chica Nicole Gauthier Danica Izzard... Read More

June 4, 2021 – Member Protection Advisory re providing vaccination advice

The following advisory is issued by OSSTF/FEESO Protective Services Department The Government of Ontario has distributed the attached poster, COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available Ages 12-17, that suggests to students that they can talk to their teacher for advice on vaccines. OSSTF/FEESO members are not trained to provide vaccine advice to... Read More

June 3, 2021 Informing & Engaging Members – National Indigenous History Month; Taking new leaves; Staffing; Canadian Black Lives; PRIDE; Workers of Colour Conference; and more…

National Indigenous History Month June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Listed below are some resources and suggested actions that may help Members to turn their attention to the impacts of colonialism on the First Nations People of this land: Sign the petition calling for a National Day of Mourning for the Lost Children […] Read More

OSSTF/FEESO MEDIA RELEASE Premier Ford prioritizes the economy over education

Premier Ford prioritizes the economy over education (original attached) TORONTO, ON—Today’s announcement by the Ford government to continue remote learning for Ontario’s students clearly shows that the Premier is prioritizing economic reopening over education and school reopening. “We clearly see that Doug Ford’s so-called consultation with... Read More

OSSTF/FEESO mourns the 215 children buried at Kamloops Residential School

The following statement was issued by OSSTF/FEESO (original attached) On Thursday, May 27, 2021 around 10:00 p.m., various news agencies began reporting on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s discovery of the remains of 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. OSSTF/FEESO is deeply saddened by this... Read More