Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

Professional Development


To provide funding assistance (to a maximum of $150.00 per member per school year to be used towards registration fees only) to District 13 members for conferences, workshops or non-credit courses.  The absolute deadline for submission of Funding Request Application Forms is June 1st.

To organize meaningful professional development activities.

To co-ordinate and organize the District 13 PD Day.

OSSTF / DDSB Professional Development Day

Our OSSTF/DDSB joint PD Day is held in November. "Evolving Classrooms, Voices in Education" is a curriculum development and wellness based professional development day put on by our teachers for our teachers.

The workshop proposal form is available by choosing Committees --> Professional Development --> Call For Proposals at the top of this site. 


Meeting dates for 2023-2024 include: Sept 14, Oct 4, Nov 15, Dec 13, Feb 14 (Virtual), Mar 20 (Virtual), Apr 17 (Virtual) and Jun 12

Duties of the School Representatives

To attend the P.D. committee meetings once a month.

To distribute Funding Request Application Forms to those members needing financial assistance for P.D. activities.

To check and sign these Forms, ensure appropriate documentation and then forward them to the P.D. Chair.

To collect proof of attendance (receipt) from the applicants.

To distribute the cheques to the successful applicants once the Executive has approved the requests.

To inform members of available professional development activities.

Committee Members



Julie Mavin


Jennifer Piersma
Anderson CVI
Jason Himsl Branch 18
Karen Clark Brock
Christina Kalianteris Brooklin
Tom Dias Con Ed

Richard Hamel


Senthruan Paramasamy Dunbarton HS / Chair
Ruth Al Ghammari Eastdale CVI
Ruth Kam


Vanessa Kehoe

Henry Street

George Chaktsiris Maxwell Heights SS

Ryan Gordon


Stephanie McMahon OCVI
Matthew Thomas Pickering HS

Kathie Harris

Pine Ridge

Katie Dwyer & Alden Fong Port Perry
Alicia Fennell Richardson
Larissa Kavitzky Roberts
Julie Gladman


Rob Walker


Michael Hook


Scott Field & Linda Chan Virtual School

Ruth Leone

District 13 TBU Office

Orit Orlovsky

District 13 TBU Office Liaison

Jennifer Morris PSSP

PD Funding Request Forms

To avoid delays please be sure to submit ALL of the required information / documents when making a request for PD funding. 

The absolute deadline for submission of Funding Request Application Forms is June 1st.

The PD Funding Request Form can be found at the bottom of this page as an attachment

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