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Welcome to the OSSTF D16 T/OT website.  District 16 T/OT represents public secondary teachers, and public secondary occasional teachers across York Region.

Latest News

Feb 1: February is Black history month, although teaching Black History in culturally responsive ways occurs 365 days a year.

February 1, 2023, will mark the 28th anniversary of the celebration of Black History Month in Canada. This year’s theme is “Ours to Tell.” OSSTF/FEESO encourages all educators to raise their awareness, reflect, and amplify the experiences of Black Canadians in their daily practice. 


Ways to celebrate Black History and Culture can include,

  • supporting Black businesses,

  • celebrating with cross-curricular activities,

  • sponsoring or donating to a Black community initiative,

  • reviewing OSSTF/FEESO’s publication – Canadian Black Lives,

  • learning about Black innovators, and

  • exploring your local Black historical sites.

Dec 21: Community Donations
On behalf of the membership, D16 T/OT has made $500  donations to each York Region food bank and an additional $500 to Kids Help Phone.

Through the organizing efforts of our Status of Women Committee and the supporting teacher at each school, we collectively donated over $9000 to the Women's Centre of York Region and their Winter Warmth campaign.

Dec 13: 
OSSTF Provincial is hosting an OTPP Pension Workshop on January 31st.  See DBU#078 in the weekly email from Dec 14th to register.

Dec 9:
SAVE THE DATE: OSSTF Provincial Bargaining Update Town Hall on December 14th.  More information to come

Upcoming Events


  • Feb 2: Member Event: Snow Tubing 6:00pm-8:00pm

    • Snow Valley, Barrie 

  • Feb 3: OT PA Day Lunch & Learn, 10:00am-12:00pm,

    • D16 T/OT Office (110 Pony Drive)

  • Feb 7: Black Caucus Meeting with Dr. Campbell, 6:00pm,

    • virtual at 6:00pm. 

    • Register with the link in the Jan 25th weekly.

  • Feb 8: Executive Meeting 4:15pm, ​virtual

  • Feb 9: Status of Women Committee Meeting 4:15pm,

    • D16 Office: 110 Pony Drive, Newmarket​

  • Feb 15: CPAC Committee Meeting, 4:15pm, 

    • 17315 Leslie St. Newmarket​

  • Feb 16: TPA Workshop, 4:00pm, virtual

    • Register with the link in the Jan 25th/Feb 1 Email.​

  • Feb 23: Council Meeting *Thursday* 1:30pm,
    CUPE 905 Building (165 Pony Drive)

  • Feb 23: AMPA Delegates Meeting, 4:30pm, 

    • CUPE 905 Building (165 Pony Drive)

  • Feb 28: Member Event: Cirque Kalabante, 8:00pm 

    • Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts



  • Mar 8: SW: International Women's Day Recognition
    Mar 9: Executive Meeting *Thursday*4:15pm,

    • D16 T/OT Office

  • Mar 11-13: Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly (AMPA)

    • Toronto, ON @ Sheraton Hotel

  • Mar 29: Council Meeting 1:30pm,

    • CUPE 905 Building (165 Pony Drive)



  • Apr 12: Executive Meeting 4:15pm, D16 T/OT Office

  • Apr 26: Council Meeting 1:30pm,

    • CUPE 905 Building (165 Pony Drive)

  • Apr 26: CPAC Meeting/Training Workshop, 4:00-6:00pm



  • May 24: Executive Meeting 4:15pm,

    • D16 T/OT Office

  • May TBD: Annual General Meeting (AGM)



  • Jun 7: Executive Meeting 4:15pm,
    D16 T/OT Office

  • Jun 14: Council Meeting 1:30pm,
    CUPE 905 Building (165 Pony Drive)

  • Jun 22: {NEW} Executive Meeting 4:15pm,
    D16 T/OT Office


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