Eastern OECTA
33 Somerville Rd.
Kemptville, ON
K0G 1J0
Phone: 1-888-250-3799
Fax: 613-258-0842
Website: www.easternoecta.ca
March 20, 2018
Eastern Update
AGM 2018

The OECTA Annual General Meeting took place March 10th.-12th.  I would like to thank those teachers that gave up part of their March Break to attend the meeting to represent the interests of Eastern OECTA.     
Congratulations go out to Barb Dobrowolski and Andrew Donihee from our unit for running successful campaigns and being re-elected to their repective postions on the provincial executive.  Barb will continue as Second Vice-President and Andrew will continue as Third Vice-President for the 2018-19 school year.  Congratulations also go out to the other successful candidates, Rene Jansen in de Wal, Dean Demers, Michel Derikx and Warren Grafton.  
The meeting went smoothly with all resolutions being debated and dealt with by the delegates.  
Click on the button below to view resolutions carried at the AGM.

Back Row L-R - David Church (Depty General Secretary), Chris Cowley (OTF President, OTF Table Officer), Rene Jansen in de Wal (Councillor), Dean Demers (Councillor), Michel Derikx (Treasurer), Marshall Jarvis (General Secretary)
Front Row L-R - Andrew Donihee (Third Vice-President), Ann Hawkins (Past President), Liz Stuart (President), Warren Grafton (First Vice-President), Barbara Dobrowolski (Second Vice-President)

Free Coding Workshop

Teachers are invited to enroll in a free Coding Workshop to be provided in Cornwall, at Central Public School on two evenings after school.  The first session will be March 27th from 4:30 - 7:30 and the second session will be April 3rd 4:30 - 7:30.  You will be able to introduce coding in your primary, junior or intermediate classroom after attending this workshop.  Pizza will be provided.   For more information and to register for this workshop, click on the button below.
Click Here for directions to Central Public School
Retirement Workshop

Once again, we will be hosting a Retirement Workshop at the OECTA Office.  This workshop presents information on the Teachers' Pension Plan, personal planning, and financial planning. This is an in-depth workshop in which members are given a workbook and worksheets to examine at their leisure. This workshop also offers a more in-depth look at teachers' pensions. 

The workshop is intended for teachers in their last five years of teaching. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.. However, the workshop is not intended to be a one on one session about a member's specific financial and pension needs.

This full day workshop will be delivered by staff from the Counselling and Member Services (CMS) department at the OECTA Provincial Office.

                            When:  Saturday April 7, 2018
                           Where:  OECTA Unit Office
                                         33 Somerville Rd.
                                         Kemptville, ON
                              Time:   9:00 a.m

Lunch will be provided, so registration is required.  

Please RSVP Sandy Thornton at the OECTA office by Tuesday April 3, 2018.  
                                 Tel:  613-258-0841
                            Email:   s.thornton@easternoecta.ca

                                       Click Here for directions to the unit office.


OTIP Teaching Award

Every year, OTIP recognizes one elementary, secondary and beginning teacher with an OTIP Teaching Award.  The nomination process is now open until March 31st.  Consider nominating one of our great teachers for this award.  Awards are presented to the winners at an OTIP banquet in the fall of each year.   Click Here to find out more information and to nominate one of our great teachers. 

Leeds and Grenville
Labour Council

Please note the upcoming events taking place with the Leeds Grenville Labour Council.  Members that teach in Leeds and Grenville are encouraged to attend the meetings and events put on by your local labour council.  

March 27, 2018  6:00 p.m. - General Meeting
                                              OPSEU Brockville Office
                                              133 King St. W., Unit 204

April 24, 2018  6:00 p.m. -    General Meeting
                                              OPSEU Brockville Office
                                              133 King St. W., Unit 204

April 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. -    National Day of Mourning Ceremony
                                               Brockville Museum
                                               5 Henry St.

Mental Health:  The importance of early recognition and treatment

Mental health issues affect all workplaces, regardless of industry. Employees in diverse roles face increased demands to solve problems, interact with others, analyze data and negotiate positive outcomes. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians1 will not go to work because of mental illness. In fact, over 40% of OTIP’s long term disability (LTD) claims are attributed to mental/nervous disorders. 

Visit www.otip.com/article4 to read the full article.


WIN a trip for 2 to Italy valued at over $5,500!

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