Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
DISTRICT 25 Ottawa-Carleton

District 25 Teachers' Bargaining Unit (T.B.U.)-2019/2020

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The Teachers' Bargaining Unit represents approximately 1700 members in 25 Ottawa-Carleton high schools and 4 alternate sites. For-credit continuing education teachers, home instruction teachers and central support position teachers are also members of the unit.

Faculty of Education students are associate members. They are encouraged to participate in Federation activities.

Each branch (school) has an elected executive. Branch executive members attend a variety of committee meetings. See your branch president for information on how to get involved at the school & committee level. Be sure to attend all branch meetings to stay informed.

Teachers' Council meets every four to six weeks. Each branch is represented by the branch president and teacher councilor. All members may attend as observers.

Ten executive members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Cathy Bailey, the Bargaining Unit President; Les Robinson, Professional Services OfficerJohn Ross, the Chief Negotiator and Evan Cooper, Membership Services Officer are on full-time release and are available to serve the membership. Cathy, Les, John and Evan can be reached at the District Office (tel: 613-729-7211/fax: 613-729-8565) if you require support.

The "OC" is the Teachers' newsletter. It is published several times on an annual basis.

District 25 has developed an anti-harassment policy that complies with the Federation Policies and By-laws.  Please take time to download it.


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The Economic Case for Investing in Education

2019 Conference Board of Canada Findings:

  • Each dollar of public education spending generates $1.30 in total economic benefits to Ontario. Whereas, the inverse holds for each dollar taken from public education.
  • Public education can generate social benefits, such as a healthier population, a higher standard of living, and a reduction in crime. That lessens demand for Ontario’s social assistance, public healthcare, and criminal justice services.
  • Through increases in public education spending that improve high school graduation rates to the highest rate in the country, Ontario could see average fiscal savings of $16.4 million each year. That could accrue to total savings of $3.5 billion over the course of two decades.
  • In a reverse scenario, where high school graduation rates instead fall to 82.6 per cent, Ontario would spend an additional $18.0 million each year. Over a 20-year period, that could amount to total fiscal costs of $3.8 billion.
  • Each additional high school graduate saves the Ontario government (on average) $2,767 each year on social assistance, healthcare, and criminal justice. While, each additional high school non-completer costs the province $3,128 each year.

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Mental Health Resources

OSSTF/FEESO has long recognized the impact that mental health can have on students and the educators that work with them. In addition to our workshops, Mental Health: Let's Act and Cultivating Resilience, OSSTF/FEESO has identified a variety of resources and professional development opportunities that members may find useful. Click on the image below for further information:



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Professional Development Funding Grants

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