District 13 OSSTF represents approximately 1450 permanent and 740 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.
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Joint OSSTF/DDSB November 13th PD Day - Call for Proposals
Please note that our 'Call for Proposals' for our November 13th PD Day is now open.
Our OSSTF/DDSB joint PD Day will be held on November 13th, 2020. The theme for this year's session is "Allies Together" with a focus on equity and diversity. Presenters are encouraged to offer workshops dedicated to the theme however all curriculum related workshops can be submitted for consideration.
Proposals for workshops are now being accepted and the deadline for submissions is September 30th. The proposal form and other information can be found at www.d13.osstf.ca/CallForProposals.
Help Advocate for a Safe Reopening of Schools in September
The challenges our schools will face this year are unprecedented in Ontario’s education history. Join thousands of Ontarians coming together to demand a real plan that protects our students and educators.
Please visit Here For Students @ hereforstudents.ca to take action and demand a safe return to school for September. #SafeSeptember
OSSTF/FEESO Condemns all Acts of Anti-Black Hate, Racism and Discrimination
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) offers our solidarity with the Black members we represent, students we work with, as well as staff members who work for the union. We condemn all acts of anti-Black hate, racism and discrimination.
The outrage, fear and pain that many in the Black community are experiencing because you do not feel safe, is clear. As an education and labour community, we must stand together and speak up when people are facing violence and discrimination because of their skin colour.
As an organization, we reaffirm our commitment to end anti-Black oppressions. We will continue to work to identify and address systemic discrimination and racism in publicly-funded education. We will continue to create space for these conversations to take place in our union and in our communities.
We will listen. We will learn. We will act. We must do our part in the work for racial justice and equality.
2020/2021 District 13 OSSTF Executive
The members of our District 13 executive for the 2020/2021 school year are as follows:
District and TBU President - Shane Stagg
Occasional Teachers Bargaining Unit President - Avril Burns
Professional Student Services Personnel President - Jennifer Seif
1st Vice President - Erin Crawford
2nd Vice President - Garrett Metcalfe
3rd Vice President - Richard McCormack
4th Vice President - Rob Walker
Treasurer - Nicole Bléau
Secretary - Laura Michaluk
Additional TBU Provincial Councillor - Ryan Kelly
Collective Bargaining Committee Chair - Ryan Kelly
Constitution Committee Co-Chairs - Shane Stagg and Ruth Kam
Communications Committee Chair - George Chaktsiris
Education and Political Action Committee Chair - Shane Stagg
Health and Safety Committee Chair - Kathie Harris
Human Rights Committee Co-Chairs - Garrett Metcalfe and Melissa Wadidngton
Professional Development Committee Chair - Richard McCormack
Public Relations Committee Chair - Danielle Hunter
|Retired members can continue their OSSTF involvement
though membership with Active Retired Members.
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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.