June 7th Day of Action – Wear BLACK

Friday June 7th will mark the anniversary of the election of Doug Ford as Premier of Ontario. Since taking office, Premier Ford and the PC government have launched a sustained attack against education, health care, and many other vital services. To mark this dark day, we are encouraging our members to leave their red shirts at home and instead wear […]

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Faith and Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource

The Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association, in partnership with School Mental Health ASSIST, has co-developed Faith and Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource. A Kindergarten to Grade 8 resource that supports the development of social emotional learning and builds student resiliency. This evergreen resource offers a repository of high-quality every day mental health practices with […]

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REMINDER: Project Overseas 2018-2019 Applications Due November 1, 2018

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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Kindergarten Technology Mental Health & Well-being

OECTA Summer Institutes and Workshops OECTA Provincial, through Ministry of Education funding, is once again offering Summer Institutes and some one – day workshops. These will be offered in Kindergarten, Mental Health & Well-being and Technology and scheduled throughout July and August. Sessions will take place in various regions across the province. Most will be offered in person […]

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OTIP Teaching Awards 2018

The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) are proud sponsors of the OTIP Teaching Awards. For many years, these awards have recognized the excellence of our teachers in publicly funded education. There are three categories of awards: elementary school teacher, secondary school teacher and beginning teacher in the first five […]

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OECTA Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries

The OECTA Provincial office is offering the following to qualified members to help further their studies and career: Post-Graduate Scholarships Three memorial scholarships may be awarded to members for full-time post-graduate study. Each is valued at up to $10,000. If there are not enough qualified applicants for full-time studies, the money may be apportioned for […]

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Are teachers facing too much violence in schools?

Sunday on Cross Country Checkup: violence in schools This week, an Ottawa teacher spoke out after being viciously attacked by a student in his school. He joins a growing number of teachers across the country who say they have experienced physical violence or harassment in the classroom. Hair pulling. Chair throwing. Scissors flying. Choking. Biting. […]

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