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May 07, 2014, 13:34 ET Who Speaks for Children?

Catholic Teachers Launch Election Campaign TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Who Speaks for Children in the upcoming provincial election? That is the question the Ontario English Catholic Teachers'...


Mar 07, 2014, 11:16 ET Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association Annual General Meeting 2014

TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - What: OECTA Annual General Meeting Saturday, March 8 - Monday, March 10, 2014 Media are invited to hear speakers address the assembly Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel ...


Dec 19, 2013, 10:14 ET December 20th - Teachers take unpaid day off work

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Schools across the province will be closed on December 20, 2013. This is an unpaid, non-working day for all permanent teachers in Ontario schools. "Parents might be...


Oct 22, 2013, 16:59 ET Statement from OECTA President James Ryan on the Introduction of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act 2013

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario government introduced legislation that includes a mandatory process of provincial level bargaining for teachers and school boards in Ontario. OECTA...


Sep 03, 2013, 14:41 ET Qualified teachers contribute to full-day Kindergarten success

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - A study released today about the effectiveness of full-day Kindergarten supports what teachers already know - full-day Kindergarten delivered by certified teachers sets ...


Jun 14, 2013, 14:40 ET OECTA's 2013 Young Authors Recognize Excellence in Student Writing

TORONTO, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Fifty-two students across Ontario, from junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, have won creative writing awards from the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association...


Jun 05, 2013, 12:54 ET Government announcement misses the mark

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - "Today's announcement misses the mark on the most pressing issue facing teachers today, which is the inability of thousands of qualified teachers to get permanent...


May 17, 2013, 10:59 ET Catholic teachers reaffirm support for marginalized and LGBTQ students

TORONTO, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) is proud to recognize May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and reaffirms its...


May 02, 2013, 16:15 ET Ontario budget puts people first

TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Responding to the release of Ontario's 2013 Budget, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) noted that the budget provides for continued progress and...


Apr 22, 2013, 12:04 ET Catholic Teachers donate over $43,000 to support striking Porter workers

TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA), together with local OECTA units, have donated over $43,000 to support striking Porter Airlines employees....


Mar 14, 2013, 11:49 ET Catholic Teachers welcome Pope Francis I

TORONTO, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association, (OECTA) on behalf of its 45,000 members, joins with the faithful throughout the world in welcoming Pope Francis I,...


Mar 13, 2013, 13:13 ET Catholic Teachers Donate $30,000 to Striking Porter Airlines Employees

TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - After joining the striking employees of Porter Airlines on the picket line on March 11, 2013, delegates from the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) ...


Mar 11, 2013, 17:16 ET New OECTA Provincial Executive Elected

TORONTO, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - James Ryan has been elected President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2013, at OECTA's Annual...


Mar 08, 2013, 14:42 ET Media Advisory- Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association Annual General Meeting 2013

TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - What: OECTA Annual General Meeting Saturday, March 9 to Monday, March 11, 2013 Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel Metro Ballroom 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON When:...


Feb 27, 2013, 10:17 ET Ontario Labour Relations Board upholds OECTA's bargaining process

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) dismissed the complaint against the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) brought forward by four...


Feb 20, 2013, 11:46 ET Collaboration Key to Success in Education

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Responding to the government's Throne Speech, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) welcomes the priorities the Premier outlined for Ontario and...


Feb 11, 2013, 15:56 ET Catholic Teachers Welcome Liz Sandals as New Minister of Education

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario's Catholic Teachers welcome the appointment of Liz Sandals as Minister of Education. "We look forward to working with Minister Sandals in her new role and to...


Jan 28, 2013, 11:39 ET Catholic teachers congratulate incoming Premier Wynne

Look Forward to Further Improving Education in Ontario TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) congratulates incoming Premier Kathleen Wynne, and...


Dec 21, 2012, 14:48 ET Sick Teachers Benefit from MoU

Chronically Ill Teachers Have More Financial Security Than Before TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Under the new Short-term Leave and Disability Plan (STLDP), teachers will have more financial security ...


Dec 11, 2012, 20:41 ET OECTA Teachers Vote 94% in Favour of Local Agreement

First Two Local Agreements Ratified By Members TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Teachers in two local units of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) have voted overwhelmingly in...


Dec 05, 2012, 15:32 ET No strikes or job sanctions by Catholic teachers

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Responding to confusion caused by recent media attention on proposed job sanctions in the education sector, Kevin O'Dwyer, president of the Ontario English Catholic...


Oct 03, 2012, 09:35 ET Extraordinary teachers spark students' great ideas!

October 5 is World Teachers' Day TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Meet Jeana McCabe. She's the creative spark behind the successful Art School @ Marrocco at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic high...


Sep 03, 2012, 00:01 ET OECTA teachers protect the quality of education in the classroom

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Catholic school trustees are spreading misinformation and untruths to defend and maintain a bloated testing bureaucracy that exists within school boards and school...


Aug 31, 2012, 10:30 ET Fair hiring practices ensure most qualified and experienced teachers get jobs

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Catholic teachers are about to enter into a new era in schools this fall that will provide transparent and fair hiring practices for occasional teacher positions to...


Aug 29, 2012, 16:08 ET Innovative thinking will continue to improve student results

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The latest test scores from EQAO demonstrate that innovative programs and policies combined with dedicated teachers and staff, are working to benefit students. However, ...