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  • Ontario Provincial Election 2018

    With the provincial election now very close at hand, every voter will have their own set of priorities and criteria for determining which party’s platform deserves their support on election day. For OSSTF/FEESO members, that decision should be based in no small part on how well the respective parties’ platforms measure up against our own education platform, Public Education— It’s For Everyone. Our platform identifies key education issues we believe need to be addressed, and asks for specific actions the next government needs to take in order to address those issues effectively.

    To help you assess how the major parties’ platforms measure up against OSSTF/FEESO’s platform, OSSTF has prepared a comparison of the education platforms of the four major political parties with our own education platform. This document will be updated as parties reveal their platforms during the election campaign.

    In addition, a new section has been added to the OSSTF/FESSO provincial website called Provincial Election Watch to help members stay up to date on media articles related to the upcoming Provincial Election, and to provide helpful links.

    This is an important election for the future of Ontario – please educate yourself on the issues and the platforms, and on June 7th cast your vote!



  • May 10 Solidarity Rally Photos









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    As per the Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Constitution & By-Laws, the position of Chairperson of the Bargaining Unit Council is being advertised to members of District 15.  Please click here to download the posting.

    Interested parties are encouraged to apply, following the instructions on the posting.  Questions can be directed to President Colin Matthew at the District Office.


  • Education Week, May 4 - 8, 2015

    This year we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Education Week from May 4 to May 8, 2015.  The theme for Education Week 2015 is “Public Education: A Solid Foundation for a Solid Future”.  We encourage everyone to take advantage of Education Week to highlight the many positive activities and initiatives in which our members participate within our public education system.

    In District 15, we will close Education Week with the presentation of District Awards - recognizing some of the outstanding contributions that members have made - at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers’/Occasional Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Assembly on May 8, 2015.

    Education Week 2015



  • OSSTF/FEESO Sends a Letter of Support to the BC Teachers’ Federation

    May 27, 2014 — The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has been in a battle with the BC Government for many years in an attempt to reach a fair contract that will benefit both the teachers of the province and the students that they serve. Read more ...


  • Retirement Planning Workshop - June 3, 2014

    The District Office will be providing a retirement planning workshop to members in the Muskoka area on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 4pm.  The workshop will be approximately 2 hours in length, and will be held in the staff room at Gravenhurst High School.

    Members interested in attending are asked to contact the District Office in advance to register.


  • Presentation of First Annual District Awards

    At the meeting of the Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Assembly on May 8, 2014 District Awards were presented to the following members:

    • Individual Environmental Award: Julie Hendren & Samantha Quackenbush
    • Award for Dedication to Volunteerism & Community Building: Colin Matthew
    • Award for Service to the Federation and/or the Labour Movement: Peter Carroll

    As an additional honour, the delegates present voted unanimously to rename the Award for Service to the Federation and/or the Labour Movement to the Peter Carroll District Service Award, to honour Peter Carroll as the award’s first recipient and to recognize his unmatched service and commitment to the Federation and District 15.


  • New Executive Elected

    At the meeting of the Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Assembly on May 8, 2014 the following members were elected to the Bargaining Unit/District Executive:

    • President: Colin Matthew
    • Vice Presidents: Stuart Hodson & Sharon Robbins
    • Secretary: Laurel Campbell
    • Treasurer: Kenlynne Duke

    The Executive's term of office will begin on July 1, 2014 and end on June 30, 2016.



  • Now Accepting Applications for BUC Chairperson

    The District Office is now accepting applications for the position of Chairperson of the Teachers' / Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Council for the 2013-2014 year. Please refer to the posting for a description of duties and application details.

    For more information, please contact Peter Carroll at the District Office.

  • Upcoming Events - June

    Mark in the Park - June 8, 2013

    Members from I. E. Weldon at the first Mark in the Park event on May 11, 2013.

    Join us for three (3) hours of passive protest and public education as we take our marking to the public sphere and promote awareness of education issues in Ontario. Bring a lawn chair and a stack of marking to Victoria Park in Lindsay for a chance to demonstrate solidarity, remind our local leaders that we have not forgotten Bill 115 and help educate the public about the importance of defending charter rights in Ontario.

    For more information contact Colin Matthew at I. E. Weldon Secondary School.

    Relay for Life - June 21, 2013

    Blow off exam stress by joining our team of OSSTF walkers in this 24 hour relay that the Ops Community Centre.  Join us for a short walk or come for the whole event from 7pm Friday June 21 to 7am Saturday June 22.

    If you can't make it, please consider supporting the Canadian Cancer Society by donating at our team website.

    For more information or to join the team and participate contact Mairi Bew at I. E. Weldon Secondary School.