Ontario English Catholic Teachers


Catholic Teachers to Launch Job Action

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that unless a tentative agreement is reached, members across the province will be taking administrative job action beginning Monday, January 13.

Cuts Hurt Kids

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Education Unions Launch Charter Challenge Against Ford Government
TORONTO – Today, four unions representing teachers and education workers across Ontario’s publicly funded education system have filed court challenges against the Ontario government’s Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act.

Yesterday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce once again attempted to mislead the public about the government’s education cuts.

Responding to the Government’s Cuts to Education

The Association has made many attempts to engage the Ford government in genuine dialogue about how our schools work and what our students need to succeed, but their regressive education agenda is being driven entirely by their desire to cut spending on public services.

OECTA Response To HPE Curriculum Announcement

We will need some time to review the specifics of the new curriculum documents, but it is unfortunate that the Ford government’s haphazard approach has resulted in so much chaos and confusion.

Joint Statement on Education in Ontario

Teachers and education workers in Ontario have formed a common front to defend a strong publicly funded education system that is of high quality and accessible to all.

Rally for Education

Tens of thousands of teachers, education workers, parents, and concerned community members came together on Saturday April 6 at Queen’s Park in Toronto to defend high-quality publicly funded education, and the optimal learning conditions that all students need and deserve! Check out our photo gallery of the event. See what people are saying about the rally on social media.

More Education Cuts Hurting Ontario’s Most Vulnerable Students

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) is extremely alarmed by a government memo to school boards, recommending that boards stop hiring teachers and other staff, including hiring needed to fill vacancies for retirements and leaves, pending further announcements on education funding.

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Government Needs To Explain Real Plans For Ontario College Of Teachers

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) is greatly concerned about proposed changes to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) contained in Bill 48, the Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, which threaten to transform the OCT from a self-regulatory body into an arm of the government.

Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Following the government’s decision to revert to the old Health and Physical Education curriculum, there has been a great deal of misinformation and confusion about how teachers should proceed when the school year begins.

New Report from Labour Law Experts on OECTA Grievance Settlement

New analysis from Lancaster House, a leading publisher on labour, employment, and human rights law, offers important perspective on the recent grievance settlement between the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) and the Government of Ontario.

Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone

Canadians are rightly proud of our universal health care program. It enables everyone to get the care they need, regardless of their employment status or economic circumstance.