Health and Safety

Health and Safety: The 3Rs Introduction Every worker in Ontario has a right to a safe workplace. To ensure safe read more…

Collective Bargaining

Your Collective Agreement As an employee of a district school board or school authority and as a member of your read more…

Regulation 274

Click here to learn more about Regulation 274.

How Does the Union Work?

Introduction The business of the union involves a variety of bodies, events, departments, committees, elected officers, staff members and volunteers. Together, read more…

OTs on LTAs now have access to benefits

As a result of the Central Table Agreement, occasional teachers across the province now have access to benefits through OTIP read more…

If you have been threatened or experienced violence while working as an OT, please access the following flowchart to be sure of what steps to follow:

Student Violence Flowchart

Let Us Know – Health and Safety

Very Brief Surveys To Keep Us in the Loop

These surveys are for the use of the OT Union Local.

Board Forms should be completed first and should be submitted to your administration.

Classroom Evacuations – In some work sites especially, we are hearing that classroom evacuations are too frequent of an occurrence. There are no mechanisms, however, to track these situations so we’ve created a reporting form which will take you less than two minutes to complete. We think it is dysfunctional for classroom evacuations to be happening – certainly on a regular basis and we want to assist you. We need you to complete this survey so that we can.

Classroom Evacuation Survey

Safe Schools Form – This form is an internal form to the school and there is no system data of the usage and effectiveness of these forms. You are not allowed to make a copy of this form, however it is recommended that you keep detailed notes for your personal records regarding the incident. Completing this survey will take less than 1 minute. Generally, we want to know: 1) how often they are being used, 2) are you receiving the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF REPORT from your administrator.

Safe Schools Survey

Reporting To The Principal

Safe School Report< Violent Incident Reports –

 A copy (picture/screenshot) of the completed form should be emailed to etfokimfin@gmail.com the same day you submit to your principal.

Work Place Violence Survey

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Take 3

Friday, November 8 9:00am -12:00pm Teachers Local Office, 28 Centennial Drive Seaforth Participants will explore effective Literacy, Numeracy read more…

“Catch a Brain Wave!” Music and Movement Fun

Wednesday, October 23rd 4:30 -7:00 pm Teachers Local Office, 28 Centennial Drive Seaforth Participants will explore the use read more…

Writing in Early Kindergarten and Primary Years

Wednesday, October 23rd 4:30 -7:00 pm Teachers Local Office, 28 Centennial Drive Seaforth Participants will practice brain based read more…

Book Club- The Gifts of Imperfection

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 4:30pm Teachers Local Office 28 Centennial Dr. (North of Hospital)

How can I access Professional Learning?

Group Professional Learning opportunities will be provided through our Local throughout the school year. Information on upcoming workshops or opportunities read more…

What Happens If I Don’t Follow My Collective Agreement?

Members who do not follow the Collective Agreement between their school board and ETFO Local run the risk of having read more…


Article 8-Union Dues and Assessments As per 8.05 in our Collective Agreement, By April 1, the board will post a read more…

When Is My Offence Declaration Due?

In early April the AMDSB will post a reminder notice and link in the Elementary OT Icon on First Class read more…