Ontario English Catholic Teachers

OTF Table Officer - Andrew Robertson (He/him/his)


A second-generation teacher and son of an immigrant family, Andrew graduated from Alberta’s publicly funded Catholic education system – where his father had worked and retired as a Catholic elementary school teacher.

After completing his Honours B.A. in History and Political Science at York University, Andrew chose to complete his teacher education program in Scotland. He spent his first two years teaching in England before returning home to Canada in 2005, where he has been a secondary teacher with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ever since.

Andrew has taught a wide variety of subject areas throughout his career, primarily teaching religious education and social science courses before transitioning into his current role as a Guidance Counsellor.

Active involvement with OECTA and representing members has been a cornerstone of Andrew’s teaching career, having served Catholic teachers in a variety of roles and at a variety of levels. Andrew has been an Association Representative and a worker-member of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Joint Health and Safety committee. In addition, he has held positions on several committees within the Dufferin-Peel Secondary Unit (DPSU), as a member and Chair, and has also sat on the provincial Finance and Audit committees.

After several terms as an elected Counsellor on the DPSU Executive, in 2017 Andrew was elected as an Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) Governor – and in 2023 was elected as the OTF Table Officer on the Provincial Executive.

Solidarity and community engagement have always been important to Andrew, having served on the Peel Regional Labour Council Executive as Member-at-Large, Second Vice President, and First Vice President. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Peel Region and the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Greater Toronto.

Andrew is a proud husband, father of three amazing daughters, and grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren.