Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

Professional Development


To provide funding assistance (to a maximum of $100.00 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. "Recovery, Resilience and Revitalization" 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.

Click here for pictures and feedback from a past PD Day.


During the 2021/2022 School year meeting will take place virtually at 6:30 pm.

Meeting dates for 2021-2022 include: Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, Jun. 2.

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
Senthuran Paramasamy Branch 18
Jillian Broadley
  Con Ed

Elyse Pinder/Tyler Winterink


Jennifer Young Dunbarton HS
Ruth Al Ghammari Eastdale CVI
Ruth Kam


Vanessa Kehoe

Henry Street

George Chaktsiris Maxwell Heights SS

Catherine Baggio


Stephanie McMahon OCVI
Matt Thomas Pickering HS

Esther Garber

Pine Ridge

Alden Fong Port Perry
Alicia Fennell Richardson
Dave Lewis Roberts
Julie Gladman


Rob Walker


Michael Hook


Ruth Leone

District Office

Richard McCormack

District Office

Julia McCrea


Amanda Frumkin 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.

Click this link for the PD Funding Request Form