WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - When someone chooses to become a teacher, they're choosing more than a career. They're choosing a life dedicated to putting others first. Today, as we celebrate World Teachers' Day, OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) would like to recognize all Ontario educators for this choice, as well as for their extraordinary dedication.
"On behalf of the entire OTIP staff, I would like to say thank you to teachers everywhere. Thank you for your determination, thank you for your commitment, and most of all thank you for the difference you make in the lives of students each and every day," says Vic Medland, CEO of OTIP.
This year's theme of Invest in the Future, Invest in Teachers resonates strongly with OTIP. We believe that teachers play a critical role in shaping the minds of the next generation. By helping them protect the things they care about most, OTIP plays an important role in ensuring teachers can focus on what really matters – the children in their classrooms.
"At OTIP, we don't have a profit motive. We have something more inspiring: a 'putting educators first' motive. The proceeds we generate by meeting the needs of our members and going beyond expectations enable us to continually develop new and better ways to protect what matters to them most," adds Medland.
World Teachers' Day, marked every year on October 5, was proclaimed in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to recognize the contribution of teachers to society.
Creating Insured Members for Life. At OTIP (www.otip.com), we not only understand the education system, we believe in it. OTIP has been committed to providing quality insurance benefits and advice for the best value since 1977. Across all lines of insurance, OTIP provides coverage to over 160,000 education employees in the province.
OTIP is proudly governed, led and inspired by the four education affiliates (AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF) and their local leaders who daily champion the employees of Ontario's education communities. Being affiliate-led means we understand, like no other, the needs and hopes of our members. Every product and service we offer has been shaped and improved by this deep understanding.
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SOURCE: OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan)
For further information: Patricia Wilkinson-Bizjak, Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications, OTIP, 1-800-267-6847 ext. 2615 or 519-574-4997 or [email protected]