Ontario English Catholic Teachers


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.

Young Authors Awards 2017-18

Catholic teachers are proud to sponsor the annual Young Authors Awards/Prix Jeunes Écrivains. The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, who submit short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles (e.g. reflection or report) written in either English or French.

Safer Schools for All

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

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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 Recognize Excellent Young Authors

Fifty-five students across the province, from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, have been recognized by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) for excellence in writing.

Stand Together on the Day of Mourning

Each year on April 28 we stand together to remember those who are killed, hurt or made ill by hazardous conditions in the workplace.

2016 Association Highlights

The 2016 Association Highlights provide a handy overview of some of OECTA's events, publications, and milestones

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.
Tentative Agreement Reached in Thunder Bay
The Thunder Bay Elementary Unit has reached a tentative agreement with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board on local terms for the 2014-17 collective agreement.
Bill 37 - Protecting Students Act

In order to ensure that Bill 37 improves the efficiency and effectiveness of self-regulation, it must successfully maintain the balance between public interest and personal rights.

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.