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Food Allergy Canada

In 2005, the Province of Ontario passed Sabrina’s Law. This landmark legislation — the first of its kind in the world — created specific, legally-required steps to help keep children at risk for anaphylaxis safe at school. Visit the website to download free resources for the classroom, including posters, tip sheets and more.

Food Allergy Canada

Ontario College of Teachers – Complaints and Discipline

As members of a profession, teachers are always on duty. You should be aware that teachers are expected to be professionals 24/7 and that the College has a duty to investigate. The OCT’s web page outlines the complaint process on the “complaints and discipline” page.
https://www.oct.ca/members/know-your-college/complaints-and-discipline
Note: ETFO Members are urged to contact Professional Relations Services (PRS) if a complaint has been filed against them. Many resources are found on the ETFO website.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

ETFO’s listing of Occasional Teacher locals provides contact information as well as website links where available. This is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found; answer will vary depending on your local agreement. The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read the agreement and consider the implications. Members are encouraged to contact their local for clarification and/or assistance if they think that their rights are being violated by any party, including other members, administrators, or members of other unions.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

Concussion Protocol and Tools

The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines has concussion information and procedures for the components of prevention, identification and management. These areas are always evolving with new research. Make sure to check your Board’s policies and procedures on this matter.

Concussion Protocol and Tools

Creating Asthma Friendly Environments

The goal of this website is to provide recommendations and resources for organizations to develop asthma friendly and supportive environments for children and youth.

Creating Asthma Friendly Environments 

Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions & Answers for Teachers

This publication of Copyright Matters! is a valuable tool in acquainting teachers with basic copyright rules. This booklet is a starting point for increasing the awareness of your rights and obligations, as a teacher, in selecting and using copyright-protected materials at your educational institution.

Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions & Answers for Teachers

Epi-pen Fact Sheet and Sabrina’s Law

This PRS Matters Bulletin provided by ETFO explains what members must know with regards to administering Epi-pens.

Epi-pen Fact Sheet and Sabrina’s Law

How to use EpiPen Poster

This easy-to-read poster found on the www.epipen.ca websites helps explain severe allergic reactions and how to use EpiPen in the event of an allergic emergency.

How to use EpiPen Poster

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

Members often ask whether they can engage in private tutoring on their own time. This link is to information about the legalities involved in tutoring students and ETFO’s advice for members who may want to tutor children.

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

 

Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession

The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession provide a framework of principles that describes the knowledge, skills, and values inherent in Ontario’s teaching profession. These standards articulate the goals and aspirations of the profession. These standards convey a collective vision of professionalism that guides the daily practices of members of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession