Fireplace safety tips for a cozy and safe winter

There’s nothing quite like cozying up by the fireplace on a cold winter’s evening. While many Canadians look forward to the warmth, light and ambiance that comes with a home fireplace, it’s important to practice proper fireplace safety. Review the following fireplace safety tips to ensure that you, your family and your home stay safe […]

How to avoid issues when submitting an insurance claim

At OTIP, members are our reason for being, and helping you protect the people and things that mean the most to you is what we do best. No one wants to be faced with unexpected obstacles during the claims process, and we strive to make it hassle free. To ensure you don’t run into any […]

Important information about Tutoring Students

We are aware that many Occasional teachers tutor students as a supplementary income.  Although ETFO does not support privately funded tutoring, members are legally able to engage in tutoring on their own time.  Just be aware that the school board nor the union can protect you from any allegations. Also tutoring cannot be done on […]

Pilot of Elementary OTs Working from Home

Great news for those Occasional Teachers who have been reluctant to accept jobs for a variety of reasons. This pilot project should help to relieve unfilled jobs, especially in virtual schools. If you have been reluctant to accept a virtual job in the past consider this pilot to help you. November 1, 2020 To: Elementary […]

COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening

Answer the following questions to help you decide if you should or should not go to school/child care today. You must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school/child care. Using this tool is optional and is not tracked or enforced. If your school board, child care provider, or public health unit has another […]

Come Join our HEOT Facebook Group!

HEOT – Halton Elementary Occasional Teachers Group has now been officially launched on Facebook! See what new information Al Bero has posted regarding all things relevant to the Halton Occasional Teachers. It will be especially important now for collective bargaining information. Or if you just have a question you can post it there for Al […]