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  • Holiday Free Skates!

    OSSTF District 15 is hosting holiday free skates for members across the District on December 29, 2014.

    There is no cost.  Members are encouraged to attend, and bring family and friends to enjoy the season on skates.  Ice time has been booked at local arenas as follows:

    Bracebridge: 3pm - 4pm
    Fenelon Falls: 11am - 12pm
    Gravenhurst: 3pm - 4pm
    Haliburton: 3pm - 4pm
    Huntsville: 3pm - 4pm
    Lindsay: 11am - 12pm



    We hope that you'll join us!  Happy Holidays!


  • AMPA 2015 - Delegate Nominations Now Open!

    The District Office is now receiving nominations from members interested in serving on the District 15 delegation to the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assemby (AMPA) for 2015, to be held March 13 - 16, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

    District 15 will be selecting a total of 6 delegates and 2 alternates.  At least one of the delegates must be a member of the PSSP Bargaining Unit, and at least one delegate should be an occasional teacher.  Any member (teacher, occasional teacher, PSSP) is encouraged to submit a completed nomination form prior to the deadline.

    AMPA is the highest decision-making body of the Federation, and involves OSSTF delegates from across the province coming together to decide on amendments to the constitution, by-laws, budget, and policies, and to vote on various issues affecting the Federation, and to elect the Provincial Executive.

    Delegates and alternates are expected to attend the Central Regional Association's Pre-AMPA meeting (tentatively March 6 - 7, 2015).

    Please fax or email completed nomination forms to the District Office before the deadline of 4pm on Friday December 5, 2014.

    Any questions should be directed to District President, Colin Matthew at the District Office.



  • Workers Health & Safety Centre Honours Local Activists

    Labour Council members from Lindsay, Peterborough, Northumberland, and Durham gathered on November 5 at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club to honour their fellow workers for their Health & Safety activism.  At the event, OSSTF District 15's John Mazara was named the Lindsay & District Labour Council recipient of the Workers Health & Safety Centre Activist award this year.

    Described by colleagues as passionate and tenacious, John's contributions in the area of health and safety have been exceptional and have demonstrated leadership within the School Board and the various stakeholders at the table.

    Congratulations John!  This award is well-deserved recognition of your tireless efforts!



  • Retirement Planning Workshops



  • District Human Rights / Status of Women Committee: Call for Members



  • District Communications / Political Action Committee: Call for Members




  • Important Member Information Meetings

    Membership meetings have been scheduled as follows in each of the three regions of the Board. Important information regarding negotiations and the current bargaining situation will be presented. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Muskoka: September 10 at 4pm in the BMLSS cafeteria

    City of Kawartha Lakes: September 11 at 3:15pm in the LCVI cafeteria

    Haliburton: September 15 at 3:45pm in the HHSS Foods Room

    For more information, please login to the members only area of the provincial OSSTF website or contact the District 15 Office.



  • 2014 Labour Day Celebrations

    OSSTF District 15, as a member of both the North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council and the Lindsay & District Labour Council, encourages its members to take part in local Labour Day celebrations.

    City of Kawartha Lakes:

    Everyone is welcome to join the Lindsay & District Labour Council at their 19th Annual Labour Day Picnic to celebrate worker's rights, and better working conditions for all.  

    Sunday August 31, 2014 - Old Mill Park (16 Kent Street East, Lindsay)

    Noon - 3pmMusic will be provided by the Harry Peterson Band. There will be a bouncy castle, a dunk tank (with proceeds to support of the United Way), and games for children.  BBQ, beverages, and cake will be provided.

    Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for donation.

    For more information contact the Lindsay & District Labour Council at either 705-324-7841 or ldlcouncil@gmail.com.

    Muskoka Region:

    The North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council has decided not to hold their own Labour Day event this year, but encourages you to attend events in Barrie and Toronto.


    5th Annual Labour Day Event - Click here for the event flyer


    Labour Day Parade - Monday September 1, 2014

    Join the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Toronto and York District Labour Council and celebrate Labour Day on the streets of Toronto in "Forging Solidarity for a Better City".  The parade starts at 9:30am sharp.  Click here for maps of the parade route.



  • Summer News


    The District office will be closed July 10 reopening on August 21, 2017. Have a wonderful summer!



  • Peter Carroll's Retirement Party

    Retirement Celebration for Peter Carroll: June 21, 2014, 1-4pm at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club.  $10/person - includes refreshments & gift contribution.  Cash bar.  RSVP to catherine@osstfd15.net