Recognizing our uniqueness as teachers in Catholic schools, we are an Association committed to the advancement of Catholic education.
As teacher advocates we provide professional services, support, protection and leadership.
On Saturday, October 1st at 1:00pm at Queen's Park in Toronto, please consider coming out to a rally for DECENT WORK. This is a call for safe working conditions, decent hours, paid sick days & vacation, access to a union, $15 minimum wage, an end to the gender/ racialized wage gap and much more! Watch for more details coming in September.
The OECTA Beginning Teachers' Conference will be taking place on October 14-15 in Toronto. This conference is open to all teachers who are in their first 5 years of teaching. Interested candidates will be provided with the opportunity to complete an application form during the first week of September - so please watch for details coming soon!
CUPE employees at Wilfred Laurier University are on strike, fighting to maintain working conditions for newly-hired custodial workers.
Please consider attending a rally on Friday, July 15th starting at 11:00am to support these workers who are fighting for the rights and wages of new workers in their union!
Three students in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board have been recognized by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association for excellence in writing. The Young Authors Awards/Prix jeunes écrivains acknowledge English and French writing from Grades Kindergarten to 12, and in categories ranging from poetry and short stories to plays and non-fiction.
The winning submissions in the Young Authors/jeunes écrivains awards are among some of the best youth writing we’ve seen. We arealways inspired by the students’ demonstration of their love of language, their imagination, their creativity and insight. We would also like to celebrate the knowledge and support from our teachers that contribute to the finished product.
Winners were selected from hundreds of entries from across the province. For every student who makes it to the provincial level of competition, there are thousands more who participate in the program locally.
Local winners at the Provincial include:
Jacy Morneau from St. Nicholas for her Short Story entitled “Un monde qui n’est pas la maison”,
Joel Skanes from Sir Edgar Bauer for his Poem “On the Radio I Hear…,” and
Jessica Rice of Resurrection, whose Nonfiction submission is entitled “Be the Woman a Man Needs”.
A list of 2016 winners and a commemorative book of all winning submissions are at available at www.oecta.on.ca
Tonight, Friday, June 10th, at Grey Silo, we will be celebrating the careers of our many retirees. We look forward to seeing guests there beginning at 5:30 (cocktails and hors d'ouvres) with dinner starting at 6:00.
In 2017, Canada will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As part of the lead up, Equal Voice is launching “Daughters of the Vote,” a national initiative to recognize the 100th anniversary of the first voting rights for a select number of Canadian women.
Young women aged 18 to 23 can apply to participate in this national program, in which 338 women, one from each federal riding, will be selected to take their seat in Parliament, literally. Participants will meet and hear from outstanding women leaders from every sector.
Interested young women are invited to APPLY ONLINE by June 15, 2016.
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