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  • Pathways to Leadership for Women Handbook

    The OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Status of Women Standing Committee has created a document for women and women-identified members, called "Pathways". This resource has three goals: identifying the potential pathways to leadership for women in their union, suggesting the skills, attributes, and responsibilities these pathways might require and illuminating the resources that OSSTF/FEESO provides for members that can facilitate their pursuit of leadership. This resource also recognizes that every woman’s experience will be different, depending on the nature of their job class, worksite, Bargaining Unit and District. The Committee’s hope is that the document will inspire more women to learn about the numerous ways they can get involved in their union and make a difference.

    Limited paper copies of this document were distributed to all Presidents or their designates who attended the November 2017 meeting of Provincial Council. This resource is also available on the OSSTF website in both English and French on the Equity page.

    For more information on getting involved with OSSTF locally or provincially, please contact Colin Matthew at the District office.  For more information on the ‘Pathways’ document, please contact Tracey Marshall at the OSSTF Provincial Office.



  • AMPA 2018 - Delegate Nominations Now Open!

    Members are encouraged to consider applying to attend AMPA 2018 as a District 15 delegate or alternate.  The meeting will be held March 9 - 12, at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto.

    The Provincial Assembly is the supreme legislative body of OSSTF/FEESO and is responsible for establishing or amending Federation policies, bylaws, constitutions, budgets, the annual Action Plan and for the election of the Provincial Executive and OTF Governors.

    Those selected as delegates and alternates are expected to attend the Central Regional Association’s Pre-AMPA meeting (March 2-3, 2018) in addition to AMPA 2018.
    Please submit completed nomination forms to the District Office by 4pm on Friday December 8, 2017.
  • Marion Drysdale Student Achievement Awards 2018

    What's your super power?

    The deadline to submit entries to this year's OSSTF/FEESO Student Achievement Awards is fast approaching.

    Find out more...



  • Vacant Positions - Call for Nominations

    The Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit is looking for interested members to fill two vacant positions.  See the postings below and click here to download a nomination form.

    For more information please contact the District Office.
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  • Tentative Agreement Reached

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  • OSSTF District 15 Solidarity Rally

  • Employment Opportunity

    Office Assistant

    (Reference # 263929)

    OSSTF District 15 – Trillium Lakelands is seeking a highly organized, professional, and competent Office Assistant with proven skills in database management and basic bookkeeping.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the various functions of the District Office in the provision of personal and protective services to the members of OSSTF District 15.  The Office Assistant is expected to support the President, Federation Officer, Bargaining Unit Council, and members from all job classes through a variety of tasks related to administration, organization, and communication, with the utmost confidentiality, discretion, accuracy, and empathy.

    Wage: $17.25/hour (35 hours/week)

    Anticipated Start Date: February 22, 2016

    Anticipated Contract Term: 1 year (covering a maternity leave)

    The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

    • Secondary School, Grade 12 diploma required, college or university an asset;
    • Excellent computer skills, including at least intermediate level proficiency with word processing (MS Word / Corel Wordperfect), database/spreadsheet (MS Excel) software, and various web applications. Knowledge of Google applications an asset;
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
    • A clear understanding and demonstrated abilities for diplomacy and confidentiality required;
    • Strong orientation to member service and good interpersonal skills;
    • Exceptional organizational skills;
    • Basic accounting/bookkeeping skills and knowledge, as well as a basic proficiency with Simply Accounting;
    • Ability to work enthusiastically both independently and as part of a team;
    • Good working knowledge of administrative and office procedures;
    • Minimum of two years of general secretarial/reception/administrative office or related experience;
    • Experience with member based organizations, the labour movement, or with benefits administration an asset.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Prepare, type, edit, and proofread correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports and related material;
    • Collect, open, and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally within the District Office, with members in other worksites, the OSSTF provincial office, the District School Board, and with organizations;
    • Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings for Time Release Officers;
    • Maintain inventory of office supplies;
    • Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages;
    • Maintain paper and computerized information filing systems;
    • Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business, and direct as appropriate;
    • Prepare minutes of meetings;
    • Arrange travel schedules and make reservations;
    • Organize, arrange, and prepare meetings, small events, and conferences;
    • Maintain the District website;
    • Maintain member contact information and update contact lists as required;
    • Process staffing data as it arrives, updating electronic files, and OTIP, as necessary;
    • Process benefits changes as received, updating electronic files, Blue Cross, and OTIP, as necessary;
    • Assist with the administration of member benefits plans at the direction of the Federation Officer;
    • Assist the Treasurer as required, processing invoices and vouchers for cheques, and posting transactions to Simply Accounting;
    • Assist the President with the administration of the member professional development fund;
    • Compile data, statistics and other information to support research activities upon request;
    • Provide administrative support, as requested, to the Lindsay & District Labour Council;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    To apply, please submit cover letter and resume, by email to president@osstfd15.net, addressed to:

    Colin Matthew, President, OSSTF District 15 – Trillium Lakelands

    Application deadline: Monday February 15, 2016 at noon

    No inquiries please.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.



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