Update Week of Feb 27/2016

Go Green! Subscribe to OSSTF Publications

Here’s why you should subscribe today

Save Trees

We’re all looking for ways to protect the environment and using less paper is one of the easiest and most effective. Over time, we’ll reduce the amount we print according to the number of people who register for online delivery.

Save Money

Reducing our printing costs will free up money for other important activities such as member services, professional development and other initiatives.

Save Time

You’ll get Update, Forum and Staff room rap (OSSTF/FEESO members only) the second they’re published and be able to access them from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Stay Informed

OSSTF/FEESO members who register can receive additional information on important issues such as negotiations, education policy decisions and training opportunities.

We guarantee that we will only send you information with your permission and we won’t divulge your email address to anyone else. You can choose to stop receiving email from OSSTF/FEESO at any time you wish.


The Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF) welcomes its new members whether they be teachers or educational workers and strives to provide them with the information needed to work safely and professionally. We

Click Here to Ask OSSTF

also want to educate our new members as to their rights and responsibilities, both as members of OSSTF/FEESO and as employees.


OSSTF/FEESO, like every union, exists to protect and serve its membership — do not be afraid to ask questions or request assistance.

The five “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) categories on the link provided on the right will provide information about a wide variety of questions that new members often have about being part of a union in general or about OSSTF/FEESO in particular.

If you don’t find what you are looking for in any of the sections below, please fill in and submit the “Send us a message” form on the Contact Us page and someone will get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible. (courtesy of OSSTF website)

OSSTF Workshops presented by OSSTF members for OSSTF members.

The Educational Services Committee consists of representatives from each bargaining unit in Greater Essex  who sit on the committee.

The Committee meets approximately 4-6 times per year, depending on the needs of the Committee. This Committee is responsible for planning and organizing OSSTF-sponsored PD events.

We encourage any member interested in joining the Committee to  contact Martha Hradowy for more information. Please plan on attending the workshops below.




In the Legislature this week….

The Government released their budget for 2016 in the Legislature on Thursday February 25th, 2016. We will provide updates on the next blog once we have had a chance to analyze review implications for members and the Education funding.

Learn More at https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-budget-2016

Government must put students first and address disrepair in schools



Members of the Save Harrow High School committee are at Queens Park  lobby the provincial government to stop the closure of Harrow High School.


Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing

adxGetMedia (1)
Click Here to access Resources for Educators

This project is the culmination of work done over the past two and a half years by thirteen members of OSSTF/FEESO, most of whom are First Nation orMétis, or work extensively with Aboriginal students.   The lessons are designed to be implemented in a range of courses, such as civics, history, social sciences, English, geography, business, careers, physical education and science.  The resource has been produced as a PDF file on CD with an accompanying video on DVD.  Although the lessons are intended for use with high school curricula, the video and activity sheet may be of use to all Federation members who work with students.

Please note that textbook pages from Aboriginal Peoples In Canada and Aboriginal Beliefs, Values and Aspirations have not been reproduced in the on-line version. (courtesy OSSTF website)


Author: Martha Hradowy

President of the Educational Support Staff Bargaining Unit District 9

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s