Updates From Dean/Associate Dean

From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 16, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers:

  • In addition to sanctions already in place, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) employed by the Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by ETFO members and that they know that there will be no practicum on Tuesday, January 21 in public elementary schools in the above-named school boards.

We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the above.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 14, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Please find below the latest information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by Ontario teachers:

  1. Commencing on Thursday, January 16, 2020, and continuing until further notice is otherwise given, members of I'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) will begin a legally constituted strike action. AEFO has advised us that the strike will take the form of a work-to-rule, with administrative duties being   most affected. AEFO has further indicated that the work-to-rule will not currently include a withdrawal of associate teaching services. This means that teacher candidates engaged in practicum placements in francophone schools across the province may continue to participate in practic um. Full details of AEFO's job action can be found at https://www.aefo.on.ca/fr/quoi-de-neuf/ensemblepournosdroits
  2. In addition to sanctions already in place, members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) in all bargaining units in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by AEFO and OECTA members and that they know there will be no practicum on January 21 in Catholic schools across the province. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates  at your institution  are well apprised of the situation.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 13, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

As you will no doubt have noticed, the past week has seen a number of new or escalated strike actions being announced by teachers' unions across Ontario. We are doing our best to ensure that you receive the information as clearly and promptly as possible. We assume that you are by now familiar with OTF's policies on strikes and the impact on practicum placements; in the interests of brevity, we will not be quoting the pertinent OTF policies in each communication as we move forward with providing you with updated information.

Below is new information on upcoming strike actions to be undertaken by members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF):

  1. In addition to sanctions already in place, commencing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and continuing until further notice is otherwise given, OSSTF members in all bargaining units will not provide comments on any elementary report cards.
     
  2. On January 15, 2020, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in the Attachment 1, which accompanies this letter.
     
  3. Commencing on January 15, 2020 and continuing until further notice is otherwise given, OSSTF members seconded to the M.F. McHugh Education Centre, administrated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board, will engage in a number of sanctions pertaining to report cards, data entry, EQAO activities, Ministry of Education initiatives, meetings and professional development (PD) days. Full details of these sanctions are provided on Attachment 2 to this letter.

As you are aware, OTF's policies pertain only to strikes by teachers (OTF members), and not to strikes by education workers in the listed bargaining units/schools. That said, it is possible that boards will decide to close schools in which education workers are on a full withdrawal of services. You will need to check this with the specific boards, should you have teacher candidates who are in practicum placements in those boards.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they know there will be no practicum on January 15 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Attachment 1. For the Francophone schools listed in Attachment 1, your Dean should check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on January 15 in those boards/schools.  We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the situation.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


ATTACHMENT 1 (January 10, 2020)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the  full withdrawal of services:

  • Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
  • District School Board Ontario North East
  • Moose Factory Island District Area School Board
  • James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board
  • Rainbow District School Board
  • Bluewater District School Board
  • Upper Grand District School Board
  • Wellington Catholic District School Board
  • Durham District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Upper Canada District School Board
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien
  • Provincial Schools Authority

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École publique Camille-Perron (Markstay-Warren)
  • École publique de la Découverte (Val Caron)
  • École publique Foyer-Jeunesse (Hanmer)
  • École publique Franco-Nord (Azilda)
  • École publique Hélène-Gravel (Sudbury)
  • École publique Jean-Éthier-Blais (Sudbury)
  • École publique Jeanne-Sauvé (Sudbury)
  • École publique Pavillon-de-l’Avenir (Chelmsford)
  • École publique de Noëlville (Noëlville)
  • École Cap sur l’Avenir (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire Hanmer (Hanmer)
  • École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire de la Rivière-des-Français (Noëlville)
  • Siège social du Conseil scolaire du Grand-Nord de l’Ontario

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École Ste-Marie (Azilda)
  • École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford)
  • École Notre-Dame de la Merci (Coniston)
  • École St-Étienne (Dowling)
  • École Saint-Joseph (Espanola)
  • École St-Augustin (Garson)
  • École Notre Dame (Hanmer)
  • École St-Joseph (Hanmer)
  • École St-Paul (Lively)
  • École St-Antoine (Noëlville)
  • École St-Charles Borromée (St-Charles)
  • École Félix-Ricard (Sudbury)
  • École St-Denis (Sudbury)
  • École St-Dominique (Sudbury)
  • École St-Joseph Sudbury
  • École St-Pierre (Sudbury)
  • École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron)
  • École Ste-Thérèse (Val Thérèse)
  • École St-Thomas (Warren)
  • École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford)
  • École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest (Espanola)
  • Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury)
  • École secondaire catholique l’Horizon (Val Caron)
  • Carrefour Options+ (Sudbury)

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École secondaire catholique Saint-Charles-Garnier
  • École élémentaire catholique Corpus-Christi
  • École élémentaire catholique Jean-Paul II
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse (Durham)
  • École secondaire Académie catholique Mère-Teresa
  • École élémentaire catholique Monseigneur-de-Laval
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame (Hamilton)
  • Point de service Ryan Paquette
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-René-Goupil
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-René-Goupil – Programme avant et après école
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Philippe
  • Garderie Copains copines

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École secondaire Ronald-Marion
  • École élémentaire Antonine-Maillet
  • École secondaire Georges-P.-Vanier
  • École élémentaire Renaissance
  • École élémentaire Pavillon de la jeunesse
  • École élémentaire des Quatre-Rivières

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École élémentaire publique Carrefour Jeunesse (Rockland)
  • École élémentaire publique Charlotte-Lemieux (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique De la Rivière-Castor (Embrun)
  • École élémentaire publique des Sentiers (Orléans)
  • École élémentaire publique Francojeunesse (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Julie-Payette (Kanata)
  • École élémentaire publique Le Prélude (Orléans)
  • École élémentaire publique Le Trillium (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Marie-Curie (Ottawa)
  • École élémentaire publique Michaëlle-Jean (Nepean)
  • École élémentaire publique Nouvel Horizon (Hawkesbury)
  • École élémentaire publique Rose des Vents (Cornwall)
  • École élémentaire publique Séraphin-Marion (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique De La Salle (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde (Orléans)
  • École secondaire publique Louis-Riel (Gloucester)
  • École secondaire publique L’Alternative (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Le Transit (Ottawa)
  • École pour adulte le Carrefour (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique Le Sommet (Hawkesbury)
  • École élémentaire et secondaire publique l’Académie de La Seigneurie (Casselman)
  • Centre d’éducation et de formation de l’Est ontarien (CEFEO) (Ottawa)
  • École secondaire publique L’Héritage (Cornwall)
  • École elementaire publique Jeanne-Sauve
  • École elementaire publique L'Odyssee
  • École elementaire publique Louise Arbour
  • Ecole elementaire publique Maurice-Lapointe
  • École elementaire publique Mauril-Belanger
  • École elementaire publique Michel-Dupuis
  • École elementaire publique Ottawa Quest
  • École elementaire publique Trille des Bois
  • École elementaire publique Rose des Vents
  • École elementaire publique Terre des Jeunes
  • École elementaire et secondaire publique Riviere Rideau
  • École secondaire publique Barrhaven Sud

Those members employed by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Académie catholique Ange-Gabriel
  • Académie catholique Notre-Dame
  • Centre éducatif - Conseil (Ottawa)
  • Centre professionnel et technique Minto
  • Collège catholique Mer Bleue
  • Collège catholique Samuel-Genest
  • École catholique Notre-Dame-des-Champs
  • École d’enseignement personnalisée Édouard-Bond
  • École d’enseignement personnalisée La Source
  • École d’enseignement personnalisée Lamoureux
  • École élémentaire catholique des Pionniers
  • École élémentaire catholique Montfort
  • École élémentaire catholique Alain-Fortin
  • École élémentaire catholique Arc-en-ciel
  • École élémentaire catholique Au Cœur d’Ottawa
  • École élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaître
  • École élémentaire catholique des Pins
  • École élémentaire catholique des Voyageurs
  • École élémentaire catholique Élisabeth-Bruyère
  • École élémentaire catholique Georges-Étienne-Cartier
  • École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier
  • École élémentaire catholique J-L-Couroux
  • École élémentaire catholique La Vérendrye
  • École élémentaire catholique Laurier-Carrière
  • École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre Place
  • École élémentaire catholique Reine-des-Bois
  • École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Bernadette
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Kateri
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeois
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marie
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Thérèse d’Avila
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assises
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Guillaume
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Paul II
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph-d’Orléans
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rémi
  • École élémentaire catholique Terre-des-jeunes
  • École élémentaire catholique de la Découverte
  • École élémentaire catholique Pierre-Eliott-Trudeau
  • École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité
  • École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges
  • École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais
  • École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard
  • Éducation permanente
  • École elementaire catholique L'Etoile-de-L'est
  • Éole elementaire catholique Horizon-Jeunesse
  • École secondaire catholique Garneau
  • College catholique Franco-Quest

ATTACHMENT 2 (January 10, 2020)

Beverley Eckensweiler
President, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association
Box 2064, Suite 1804
20 Eglinton Avenue W.
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1 K8

Dear Beverley Eckensweiler:

In accordance with s. 34 (3) and s. 34 (7) of the School Boards' Collective Bargaining Act, this letter serves notice of a strike in respect of central bargaining. Commencing on January 15, 2020 and continuing until notice is given otherwise, OSSTF/FEESO members seconded to the M. F. McHugh Education Centre, administered by the Ottawa Catholic School Board, will engage in the following sanctions:

Report Cards:

• The members will not participate in the preparation and inputting of report card comments, including learning skills.
• The members will input marks only on the report cards;
• The members will not prepare progress report cards.

Data Entry:

• The members will not enter diagnostic testing data in school board systems.

EQAO:

• The members will not participate in any EQAO-related activities, including field testing, marking, administrative duties, test preparation, and administration of the test.

Ministry of Education Initiatives:

• The members will not attend or participate in any meetings, and/or undertake tasks related to any Ministry of Education initiative.

o The members will not conduct or submit any student assessment data (i.e., OnSis/MISA) for any purpose other than their own personal student assessment.

Meetings:

• The members will not attend staff meetings, department meetings, divisional meetings, Ministry or board in-services, or any other such activity. Professional Development (PD) Days
• The members will engage in self-directed professional development activities on PD days. Members will report to their regularly assigned workplace on any PD days that occur during the job action, and determine how to use that time to best meet their professional development needs.

Sincerely,

Pierre Côté, Ph.D.
General Secretary

c.    Sharon Duffy, Director and Labour Relations Counsel, OCSTA Penny Mustin, Associate Director of Labour Relations, OPSBA
Nancy Naylor, Deputy Minister of Education
Harvey Bischof, President, OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office
Brad Bennett, Associate General Secretary, Protective Services, OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office
Kerri Ferguson, Director, Contract Maintenance and Negotiations, OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 10, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

We have received notification from the Elementary Teachers' Federation  of  Ontario (ETFO) that, in addition  to the Phase 1 Work-To-Rule (WTR) Strike Protocol begun on November 26, 2019 and the Phase 2 WTR Strike Protocol begun on December 10, 2019, ETFO will be initiating Phases 3 and 4 of its WTR commencing on Monday, January 13, 2020.

It is our understanding from ETFO that these actions still do NOT include a withdrawal of associate teaching services. This means that teacher candidates engaged in practicum placements in public elementary schools across the  province may continue to participate in practicum.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the escalated strike action by ETFO members. Teacher candidates should also be reminded not to volunteer to take on activities from which teachers in their placement schools have refrained. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the situation. Full details of the Phase 3 and 4 WTR Strike Protocols can be found at: https://etfocb.ca/strike-protocol-work-to-rule-phases-34/

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: January 06, 2020

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

We have received notification from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) that, in addition to sanctions already in place, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in Appendix A, which accompanies this letter.

OTF Policy 4 on Teacher Education states that:

4.1.6 in the event of a full withdrawal of services in a strike situation involving members of  the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for practicum, or for any other placement of student  teachers;

4.1.7 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for the inservice program leading to additional qualifications; and

4.1.8 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, no OTF Affiliate shall accept teacher candidates re-assigned from the striking Board.

While the above OTF policies pertain only to strikes by teachers (OTF members), and not to strikes by education workers in the listed bargaining units, it is possible that boards will decide to close schools in which education workers are on a full withdrawal of services. The Dean of your Faculty/School of Education will need to check this with the specific boards, should there be teacher candidates who are in practicum placements in those boards.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they know there will be no practicum on January 8 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Appendix A. For the Francophone schools listed in Appendix A, your Dean should check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on January 8 in those boards/schools. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the situation.

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


APPENDIX A (January 06, 2019)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 

• Algoma District School Board
• Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
• Superior-Greenstone District School Board
• Greater Essex County District School Board
• Avon Maitland District School Board
• Peel District School Board
• District School Board of Niagara
• Limestone District School Board
• Renfrew County District School Board 
 
Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École publique Écho-les-Rapides (Sault Ste-Marie)
• École publique l’Escalade (Wawa)
• École publique d’Elliot Lake (Elliot Lake)
• École secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes (Elliot Lake)
• École secondaire d’Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville)
• École publique Franco-Manitou (Manitouwadge)
• École secondaire Château-Jeunesse (Longlac)
• École secondaire Cité-Supérieure (Marathon) 

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École Saint-Joseph Blind River
• École Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau)
• École St-Joseph (Dubreuilville)
• École Georges Vanier (Elliot Lake) 
• École Saint Nom de Jésus (Hornepayne)
• École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
• École Sainte-Anne (Spanish)
• École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)
• École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River)
• École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau)
• École secondaire Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
• École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) 

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École élémentaire catholique Immaculée-Conception
• École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier
• École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse (Niagara Falls) 
• École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Welland)
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Antoine
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (St.Catharine)
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assise
• Garderie Coccinelles Zélées
• École secondaire catholique Sainte-Famille
• École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste
• École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Bosco
• École élémentaire catholique Ange-Gabriel
• École élémentaire catholique René-Lamoureux
• École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Georgetown)
• Garderie Porte soleil 

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École secondaire Franco-Niagara
• École élémentaire Nouvel Horizon
• École élémentaire LaMarsh
• École élémentaire L’Héritage
• École élémentaire Louise-Charron
• École élémentaire L’Envolée
• École secondaire de Lamothe Cadillac
• École élémentaire Le Flambeau
• École secondaire Jeunes sans frontières
• École élémentaire Carrefour des jeunes
• Centre de Formation
• Bureau administratif de Welland 

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon (Kingston)
• École élémentaire et secondaire publique L’Équinoxe (Pembroke)
• École secondaire publique Mille-Îles (Kingston) 

All members employed by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services: 
 
• Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie – Pavillon élémentaire
• Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie – Pavillon secondaire
• École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin
• École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier


From: the Ontario Teachers' Federation | Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario (OTF | FEO)

Date: December 16, 2019

To: Presidents/Chairs of all Teacher Candidate Associations

Dear Teacher Candidate Leader:

Further to my correspondence to you of November 22, November 29 and December 6, 2019, we have received notification from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) that, in addition to sanctions already in place, members of OSSTF in select bargaining units/schools in Ontario will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The select bargaining units/schools that will be taking this strike action are listed in Appendix A, which accompanies this letter.

OTF Policy 4 on Teacher Education states that:

4.1.6 in the event of a full withdrawal of services in a strike situation involving members of  the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for practicum, or for any other placement of student  teachers;

4.1.7 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, schools in which those members serve shall not be used for the inservice program leading to additional qualifications; and

4.1.8 in the event of a strike situation involving members of the Federation, no OTF Affiliate shall accept teacher candidates re-assigned from the striking Board.

While the above OTF policies pertain only to strikes by teachers (OTF members), and not to strikes by education workers in the listed bargaining units, it is possible that boards will decide to close schools in which education workers are on a full withdrawal of services. The Dean of your Faculty/School of Education will need to check this with the specific boards, should there be teacher candidates who are  in practicum placements in those boards.

We have written to the Deans of Education, asking them to ensure that teacher candidates at your institution are informed about the impending strike action by OSSTF members and that they know there will be no practicum on December 18 in secondary schools that are part of the public English-language boards listed in Appendix A. For the Catholic boards and Francophone schools listed in Appendix A, your Dean should check with the appropriate boards to ascertain whether the practicum may continue on December 18 in those boards/schools. We would appreciate it if you would also assist in making sure that all teacher candidates at your institution are well apprised of the  situation

If you require any additional information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by email at lindy.amato@otffeo.on.ca and by phone at 1-800-268-7061 or 416-966-3424.

Sincerely,

Lindy Amato

Director, Professional Affairs LA/ra

cc:       Deans of Education
           OTF Teacher Education Liaison Committee Representatives Affiliate Presidents and General
           Secretaries


APPENDIX A (December 16, 2019)

All OSSTF/FEESO members employed by the following school boards will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

Those members employed by Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Lakehead District School Board
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Lambton Kent District School Board
  • Thames Valley District Schoof Board
  • Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • York Region District School Board
  • York Catholic District School Board
  • Halton District School Board
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • École élémentaire catholique Cardinal-LegerÉcole
  • École élémentaire catholique Mere-Elisabeth Bruyere
  • École secondaire catholique  Pere-Rene-de-Gallnee
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rene-Goupil
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Noel-Chabanel (Cambridge)
  • École élémentaire catholique Jean-Beliveau
  • École élémentaire catholique Le-Petit-Prince
  • École catholique Pape-Francois
  • École secondaire Renaissance
  • Campus Renaissance
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean
  • École elementaire catholique Saint-Michel
  • École elementaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (Markham)
  • École catholique Monseigneur-Jamot
  • École elementaire catholique Sainte-Marie  (Oakville)
  • Garderie satellite Copains copines - Sainte-Marie  (Oakville)
  • École secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinite
  • École elementaire catholique Milton Sud
  • École elementaire catholique Saint-Nicolas
  • École elementaire La Pommeraie
  • École elementaire Marie-Curie
  • École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont
  • Academie de la Tamise
  • École élémentaire Les Rapides
  • École secondaire Franco-Jeunesse
  • École élémentaire Viola-Leger
  • École élémentaire L'Odyssee
  • École élémentaire L'Harmonie
  • École secondaire Gaetan-Gervais
  • École élémentaire Patricia-Picknell
  • École élémentaire du Chene
  • École élémentaire Dyane-Adam
  • École élémentaire Horizon  Jeunesse
  • École secondaire Norval-Morrisseau
  • École élémentaire La Fontaine
  • Academie de la Moraine
  • École élémentaire Paul-Demers
  • École secondaire Etienne-BrOJe