Ontario English Catholic Teachers


Responding to the Government’s Cuts to Education

The Ford government’s agenda for education has become clear. The Association has made many attempts to engage them in genuine dialogue about how our schools work and what our students need to succeed, but their decisions are being driven entirely by their desire to cut spending on public services.

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.

The OECTA Voice at CTF

During the 2018 Annual General Meeting, delegates heard an address from Mark Ramsankar, President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF).

Fee Increase Motion Defeated

Ontario Teachers’ Federation President Chris Cowley presented to the Ontario College of Teachers, opposing the proposed fee increase.

Catholic Teachers’ Brief on the 2018-19 Grants for Student Needs

Ontario’s publicly funded education system is widely considered one of the most successful and high-performing in the world. These results have been achieved in large part due to the co-operative professional relationship between policymakers and teachers.

President Liz Stuart Pens Op-Ed on EQAO

As part of a series of education-related announcements, the provincial government announced that it was establishing a panel of education experts to review how students in Ontario are assessed.

Safer Schools for All

Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools are excellent places for children to learn and grow.

Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

Building on the conclusions and recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review, the goal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, is to ensure that “fairness and decency must continue to be the defining values of [Ontario] workplaces.”

Catholic Teachers Ratify Extension Agreement
With 87 per cent voting in favour, members of the Ontario English Catholic
Teachers’ Association (OECTA) have ratified the agreement reached between OECTA, the
Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, and the Government of Ontario to extend our
2014-17 collective agreement.
Math Resource for Parents
Research consistently shows that children who live in homes where parents nurture a positive attitude and support their child’s efforts are most likely to be confident and competent learners.