Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham


District 13 OSSTF represents approximately 1450 permanent and 220 occasional teachers along with over 100 Professional Student Services Personnel in Durham region. Our union provides services to its members to protect them in their work and to enhance their professionalism through professional development workshops, health and safety training, collective agreement in-servicing and regular communications and public relations highlighting the teachers in our schools.


QR Code and Reusable Water Bottles

Reusable water bottles have arrived.

They include a QR code which directs visitors to our Mobilization Page.

They will be offered at District events.


OSSTF District 13 Information Rally, Feb 7, 2019

The Ford Government intends to cut 4% from the Ontario budget. For public education, that would mean a cut of approximately $1 billion.

On Thursday, February 7th OSSTF held very successful province-wide information rally's outside local MPP offices. The goal was to inform our local MPP of the disastrous impact cuts to education will have on our public education system and to implore them to tell Doug Ford to stop any further cuts to education.



OTIP Retirement Workshop

May 1, 2019

**New May 2 Date Has Been Added**

4:30 - 7:30

Deer Creek Golf Club

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Inclement Weather

If school buses are cancelled but schools remain open teachers are expected to arrive at their schools during the regular school day. If you will be arriving late you should contact your school and indicate a probable arrival time.

If you live in an area where the road conditions are unsafe and prevent you from traveling during the regular school day you should contact the school and indicate that you are snowed-in. The day will initially be coded as an unpaid day. Teachers can appeal the pay loss according to the process outlined in DDSB Procedure 4140. The Superintendent of Operations will determine if the day will be unpaid or granted as a paid leave day.

If the school is closed you do not need to report at all and will be paid for the day.

DDSB Procedure 4140 (Snow Days) can be 
downloaded here.


Make sure to sign onto the Charter for Public Education at http://www.onepublicsystem.ca


The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation supports all of the recommendations put forward in the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In particular, OSSTF/FEESO endorses all of the recommendations related to improving educational opportunities for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Canadians, and the need to better educate all Canadians about the history and impact of residential schools.