Ontario English Catholic Teachers


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.

Next steps for members delayed on grid in 2014-15

OECTA units and school boards have compiled lists of the members who were affected by the delayed grid movement in 2014-15, and are eligible for the $2,000 grievance settlement payment.

Important Information about Submitting Tuition Receipts for OECTA AQ Courses!

It has become apparent that some members who participated in OECTA AQ courses in 2016 or 2017, and who submitted a tuition receipt for income tax purposes, have had those claims denied, with a notice that OECTA is not a designated educational institution for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) purposes.

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).

New Pension Enhancements Coming January 1, 2018

On January 1, 2018, three decisions by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Ontario Government, as joint sponsors of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Plan), go into effect; all of which are good news for OTPP members.

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.