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Aug 03, 2012, 23:33 ET London Catholic Board's Needless Actions Threaten Stability, Labour Peace

LONDON, ON, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The application for conciliation by the London District Catholic School Board is highly inflammatory. The move needlessly exposes students, parents and teachers to...


Jul 06, 2012, 15:16 ET Agreement is good for students and young teachers, says OECTA

TORONTO, July 6, 2012 /CNW/ - "The agreement that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) reached with the government is good for both students and for young teachers," says OECTA...


Jul 05, 2012, 13:30 ET Catholic Teachers Reach Agreement With Province

TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - After nearly five months of discussions, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has reached an agreement with the provincial government laying the...


Jul 05, 2012, 10:27 ET Media Advisory - Bargaining Status Announcement - Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association

TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - What: Press Conference Where: OECTA Provincial Office 4th Floor 65 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto, ON When: Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:00 pm. Kevin O'Dwyer, OECTA President...


Jun 25, 2012, 14:08 ET Statement from OECTA President on Provincial Agreement Talks

TORONTO, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Recent media reports have indicated that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) is close to reaching a provincial framework agreement with the...


May 29, 2012, 17:22 ET Catholic Teachers support students naming clubs GSAs

TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) supports the amendment to Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, which would allow students to name a club a Gay...


May 29, 2012, 15:00 ET Equality and Fairness are Key to Educational Success

Report Raises Key Concerns for Education in Ontario TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) applauds People for Education for shining a spotlight on...


May 16, 2012, 17:13 ET Catholic Teachers Stand Against Homophobia and Transphobia

TORONTO, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) is proud to recognize May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. OECTA members stand...


Mar 27, 2012, 17:03 ET Unbalanced Approach to Budget

OECTA Responds to 2012 Ontario Provincial Budget TORONTO, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) says the Ontario government has taken a very 'unbalanced'...


Mar 09, 2012, 13:25 ET Government Does About-Face in Teacher Negotiations

TORONTO, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has been engaged in a negotiation process with the Government of Ontario since receiving an invitation from...


Mar 06, 2012, 16:56 ET More than 600 Teacher Delegates to Meet in Windsor

OECTA Annual General Meeting 2012 TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - From March 10 to 12, 2012 more than 600 teachers will meet in Windsor for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association's (OECTA) ...


Feb 15, 2012, 09:59 ET Keep the Focus on the Classroom

Anticipating Drummond's Report: Protecting Programs and Resources for the Classroom TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) strongly recommends the...


Dec 07, 2010, 12:50 ET WORLD CLASS RESULTS FROM A WORLD CLASS SCHOOL SYSTEM

Ontario Students Among the Best in the World TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Ontario students continue to be among the top-achieving students in the world, according to the results of the 2009 Programme for...


Jul 21, 2010, 12:11 ET Protecting Public Services the Key to Ontario's Future

TORONTO, July 21 /CNW/ - OECTA President James Ryan emerged from a meeting with Finance Minister Dwight Duncan Tuesday and reported that, "It is important to understand that the meeting with Minister ...


Jun 14, 2010, 12:12 ET OECTA's 2010 Young Authors Awards recognize excellence in student writing

TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ - Fifty students from across Ontario have won creative writing awards from the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA). A complete list of the 2010 winners of...


May 25, 2010, 11:20 ET Conference prepares Catholic teachers for the Kindergarten roll-out

TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - Over 400 Kindergarten teachers from Catholic schools across Ontario are gathering in Toronto on May 26 and 27 for an intensive two-day conference to help them prepare to teach ...


Apr 28, 2010, 19:11 ET Catholic education partners will cooperate with curriculum review

Statement from Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto and President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Paula Peroni, President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association, and...


Apr 27, 2010, 11:51 ET Full Day Kindergarten is a good investment for Ontario

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - OECTA fully supports Ontario's full-day early learning program that is being implemented under Bill 242, the Full Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act. "Ontario has...


Mar 26, 2010, 14:16 ET Catholic teachers commend government for continued investment in education

TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) commends the government for a provincial budget that keeps the province moving forward on its commitment to...


Mar 10, 2010, 12:28 ET 2010 Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association Annual General Meeting

Saturday, March 12, Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14, 2010 Metro Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto 416-957-7171 ext 4171 TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/...


Feb 17, 2010, 15:57 ET OECTA supports full day kindergarten

TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Ontario's Catholic Teachers support the move to full day Kindergarten and look forward to reviewing the details of enabling legislation that was introduced to the Ontario...


Feb 17, 2010, 12:00 ET Media Advisory - Premier Dalton McGuinty to Address OECTA's beginning teacher
members

TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will address delegates to the Beginning Teachers' Conference of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA). OECTA members in...


Jan 18, 2010, 16:13 ET Catholic Teachers welcome Minister Leona Dombrowsky to Education

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Ontario's Catholic Teachers welcome Leona Dombrowsky who was named Ontario Minister of Education during a cabinet shuffle today. "We are confident that we will forge a...


Oct 27, 2009, 09:56 ET OECTA: Full-day Kindergarten will help families provide a better future for
children

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - The full-day Kindergarten model announced today will help Ontario families provide a better future for their children, says James Ryan, president of the Ontario English...


Oct 21, 2009, 08:00 ET OECTA applauds Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Workers

TORONTO, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Today, on Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, the 43,000 members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) applaud the skills ...