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The Educational Services committee looks for opportunities to celebrate our members and provide opportunities to support our members in their professional development. We have the annual learning plan generator to support with the board ALP requirement for setting goals for the school year, conference funding supplement to support learning that YOU want, and workshops/events on topics of interest for teachers.
23-24 school year
are now open.
D16 T/OT is committed to the professional learning of our members. Each year we offer funding for conferences, workshops and training. The maximum amount paid per conference for 23-24 is $150/member.
1) View the conference funding guidelines, for more details, pre-approved conference list and exclusions.
2) Apply for funding Please wait for approval before incurring any expense.
Please anticipate up to two weeks for an approval.
3) Submit receipts for reimbursement
Note: If the conference is on a work day, you must connect with your administration to get approval to attend the conference and get an appropriate STAR code from your admin.
Anti-Racism and Equity Training Funding
23-24 school year
are now open.
Through provincial OSSTF, members can apply for funding to support them in attending training, a workshop, conference of course in anti-racism and equity. Funds are granted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be applied for. The maximum amount per member is $400.
This year the process is different from last year and all applications and reimbursements are completed through provincial office.
1) View the Anti-racism and equity training funding guidelines, and process for more details.
2) Application form Please wait for approval from the province before incurring any expense.
3) Instructions for reimbursement process are in the guidelines above.
Each year, teachers must complete their Annual Learning Plan (ALP). This is due by the end of October, unless this is your NTIP/TPA year. OSSTF D16 T/OT Ed Services committee has made an ALP Generator.
Other OSSTF districts can purchase access for your district by contacting our Communications and Political Action Chair.
Unsung Hero Award
The Educational Services Committee of District 16 T/OT annually recognizes the extraordinary services of devoted members with the Unsung Hero of York Awards. Members should submit nomination forms to their Ed Services Rep or Branch President leading up to the spring deadline. The Branch Executive selects the Unsung Hero Award Recipient and presents the award at the June staff meeting.
Poster to promote the award
Award criteria and nomination form The submission deadline for this school year is May 15th each year.
You can make a copy of the form to type your nomination, or print and fill out by hand. Give the completed form to your Branch President by the deadline.
The Educational Services Committee is committed to helping members and their families gain access to Discounts, Subsidies, Grants & Scholarships. Using your OSSTF membership card and/or your College of Teachers card can help you take advantage of discounts and free services offered to teachers.
DealHack- Canadian Teacher Discounts
This site summarizes many teacher discount retailers.
Edvantage Program for OSSTF Members http://www.edvantage.ca/
Save on cellular phones, movies and attraction tickets, car rentals, furniture and appliances, electronics, home and auto insurance, clothing, computers and much more!
College of Teachers Discount Program https://www.oct.ca/members/services/login?url=oct-member-perks
College members can receive discounts at attractions and stores throughout Ontario just by showing their membership card or by asking when they order over the phone.
Johnson Insurance Inc. Scholarships and Grants https://www1.johnson.ca/scholarship
The Johnson Family established the Johnson Insurance Business in Newfoundland more than 120 years ago and it has now grown to be one of the leading Insurance and Benefit Organizations in Canada. The Johnson Scholarships and Academic Grants were established and funded in 1998, by Paul J. Johnson and Members of the Corporate Leadership Team.
Provincial OSSTF Awards, Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries
There are a variety of awards for members and members children from OSSTF Provincial. Check out their website for more information.
OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) Bursary Program
If you're insured with OTIP and you have a child or grandchild (under the age of 30) who will be a full-time post-secondary student at a Canadian college or university for the upcoming academic year, the OTIP Bursary Program is for you!
The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program awards scholarships that provide financial support to teacher candidates. The program identifies exemplary role models and pays direct financial assistance to those with a passion for and dedication to the highest ideals of teaching.