York University Strike

Many Teacher Candidates at York University have reached out to OTF with questions about the current strike action by CUPE 3903 and the application of OTF’s policy on the suspension of practicum.  OTF Policy 4.1.5 states: 4.1.5 In the event the faculty of a teacher education institution declares a strike in the course of collective …

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The Ontario Teachers’ Federation disappointed by Ontario Court of Appeal decision to uphold Math Proficiency Test for beginning teachers

Statement by Yves Durocher, OTF President The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) is disappointed by the decision rendered on November 28, 2023, that upholds the requirement for beginning teachers to write an arbitrary Math Proficiency Test (MPT). Teacher candidates at the faculties of education across this province do not need an added barrier to access teaching …

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Appointment of New OTF Secretary-Treasurer

Yves Durocher, President of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), is pleased to announce, on behalf of the OTF Executive and Board of Governors, the appointment of Ian S. Pettigrew as the new Secretary-Treasurer of OTF. Ian will replace Scott Perkin who is retiring December 31, 2023 after 12 years at OTF, four as the Secretary-Treasurer. …

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