A to Z of being an OT

A to Z of being an OT

Being an Occasional Teacher can be challenging. In this section you’ll find a variety of resources to assist you that are not specifically related to the curriculum. Here you’ll find information on everything from coping with stress to Employment Insurance.

Service Canada Employment Insurance (EI)

This page, maintained by Service Canada, provides information for occasional teachers about EI.

Service Canada

Member’s Guide to Employment Insurance (EI)

A Member’s Guide to Employment Insurance is a resource that provides general advice for members who require access to regular or special benefits. The resource examines a number of issues including:

  • Applying for benefits,
  • Maintaining benefits,
  • Tips for Occasional Teachers,
  • Requirements for Special Benefits (Maternity, Parental, Sickness and Compassionate Care).

A Member’s Guide to Employment Insurance

Sexual Misconduct

Over the years, ETFO and its predecessor organizations have provided a comprehensive series of informational articles, videos, and advice to help members prevent the sexual abuse of students and avoid allegations of sexual misconduct. This is an issue that ETFO has consistently taken very seriously. ETFO continues to provide guidance to its members in many forums and in many ways.

In 2002, the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) issued its first Professional Advisory. That Advisory was called “Professional Misconduct Related to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct.” Every member of the OCT received a copy in the December 2002 issue of “Professionally Speaking”. In light of the intense public interest in the recent report of Justice Robbins involving these issues, and the release of the OCT advisory, ETFO has decided to issue this document to its members. This article will outline ETFO’s continuing work on this issue, will clarify the OCT advisory, and will reinforce the advice that ETFO has provided to its Locals and its members.

Sexual Misconduct

Allegations: What to do

Because of the nature of the occasional teacher role OTs can be more vulnerable to allegations of professional misconduct. This page has a collection of information from ETFO regarding what to do if an allegation is made against you.

Professional Misconduct

Canadian Teachers’ Magazine

Canadian Teacher Magazine is an independent national magazine, designed to keep Canadian teachers abreast of current trends in their field by offering informative articles on instructional strategies and methodology, classroom management, professional and personal development, and national and international issues.

Canadian Teacher Magazine also showcases new resources and services suitable for K-12 classrooms and school libraries.

And for life after 3 p.m., Canadian Teacher Magazine includes articles about holiday destinations, retirement options, and lifestyle choices.

Canadian Teachers’ Magazine

Bargaining Agreements

As a teacher, you are a member of one of the most highly regulated occupations in the province. From the Education Act to the Teaching Profession Act to the College of Teachers Act, your chosen profession is hemmed in on all sides by dozens of statutes, regulations, and guidelines. Your local collective agreement is a treasure chest full of rights, entitlements, and protection against arbitrary treatment.

Bargaining Agreements

ETFO Member

This page outlines the rights and responsibilities of being an ETFO member.

ETFO Member

QECO

QECO was created in the 1969 – 1970 school year by OECTA, ETFO and AEFO to provide an equitable evaluation plan for teacher salary recognition based solely on specific academic criteria. The QECO evaluation of degree holding teachers who are members of one of the above-mentioned affiliates can result in one of four category placements: Category A1 through Category A4.

QECO

PRS Matters Bulletins

PRS Matters Bulletins are written by Protective Services staff and are designed to keep members informed on a variety of important legal and professional issues impacting on education workers. The bulletins are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on the links to the right to display this list in different ways. A collection of more than 70 PRS Matters bulletins may be found here.

PRS Matters Bulletins