Helping teachers access resources and tools for learning, teaching and engaging students in federal elections and democracy has been made simpler through This website offers teachers access to free teaching resources, lesson plans as well as in-class supports. Resources are available for Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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Web Experience

OECTA’s Professional Development Department, in partnership with Elections Canada, presents the WebExperience: Democracy & Elections Series. Beginning April 16, 2020, seven (7) different WebExperiences will be available, specially designed for Intermediate and Senior level teachers in a broad spectrum of subject areas.

These online, inquiry based, interactive sessions will take teachers on a tour of the free resources available through Elections Canada

Each live session will take place between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Registration is not required, however space is limited to 25 participants per session. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the provincial website for future on-demand viewing. For more information and a complete list of offerings, visit:

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Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 2019 This event is open to Dufferin-Peel OECTA members and their immediate families (member plus 1 adult guest and accompanying children) and includes breakfast, a bouncy castle, arts & crafts and a free picture with Santa. The cost for the event is $5/person and all proceeds will be donated to Operation Christmas […]

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Project Overseas – Teachers Teaching Teachers is a joint endeavor between the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and its provincial and territorial affiliates, including OECTA. This project allows OECTA to give their members the opportunity to provide teaching assistance in developing countries. The purpose of Project Overseas (PO) is to improve the quality of education in […]

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Professional Development Opportunities

Office Hours OECTA’s Office Hours are an opportunity for all teachers, particularly Occasional and Beginning Teachers, to connect online, ask questions and get advice about topics that matter most to them. Each live online session will be hosted by an experienced teacher leader and will be supplemented with a pre-recorded audio presentation. Participants are encouraged […]

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Faith & Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource Research Study

Faith & Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource Research Study   OECTA, School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO), York University and Brock University have partnered to conduct a randomized control trial on a newly developed online universal resource called Faith and Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource. This resource has been co-developed by, and for, Catholic teachers, and […]

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Wear Red For Ed – Fridays

Wear Red For Ed – Fridays     We are reminding our members to wear Red for Education every Friday to continue to show our support for publicly funded education.     Red For Ed T-Shirts     “Red for Ed” t-shirts are still available for purchase, at a cost of $15, at the Unit Office, […]

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