All teachers employed by a Catholic school board in Ontario to teach on a full-time, part-time, or occasional basis, or in a continuing education program, are automatically statutory members of the Association.
If no membership fees are paid by or on behalf of a statutory member for a period of ten school months, that person is no longer considered to be a statutory member of the Association.
The Association’s Handbook outlines the parameters for statutory membership. If you are working in a Catholic school and have questions about whether you are a member of OECTA, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Each year, the Association accepts applications for associate members.
An associate member may attend Association meetings, conferences, and workshops; receive the official publication of the Association and other general communications sent to members; and receive advice on professional matters, on application and as approved by the Provincial Executive. However, an associate member is unable to hold office and has no voting rights.
A "no-fee" associate membership may be granted to a retired Catholic school teacher who is drawing a pension. A "with-fee" associate membership may be granted to a certified Catholic school teacher or former Association member who is not retired but is unemployed as a teacher in Ontario, or a certified Catholic school teacher who is engaged in an educational capacity in Ontario but who is not eligible for statutory membership. Applications are reviewed and approved by the Provincial Executive.