ADSB Student Dress Guidelines Consultation

ADSB has developed draft student dress guidelines, which are intended to be used as school student dress codes starting in September 2023. You can view a recorded presentation here.

The Board is looking for your feedback. Feedback will be collected through ThoughtExchange until Thursday, May 25. In ThoughtExchange, you can provide your thoughts on the questions asked, and can also review and rate the thoughts of others.

For more information, including instructions on how to access ThoughtExchange, please review the email sent to you from the Local office.

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50-Day Reemployment Rule Increase

Are you currently in receipt of pension?  The Ontario Teachers’ Federation has agreed to temporarily increase the 50-day reemployment rule to 95-days until June 30, 2023. 

This measure will help in a limited manner to address some of the teacher shortages we’re currently experiencing in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.

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ADSB Migration to Simplication

ADSB has now migrated to Apply To Education’s Simplication platform at for job postings and daily assignment callouts.

To view and apply to job postings, update your availability calendar, and accept daily call-outs, you must log in to your account at  

Use the same username and password that you used for your Apply To Education account.  The only thing that has changed is that you now log in through a new website URL.  We recommend that you update your browser bookmarks and password manager apps.

For technical assistance, please contact ATE Mon-Fri from 7:30am to 7:00pm at 1-877-900-5627 or by email at .

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Happy Holidays

The Local office will be closed from December 19 to January 2nd. Emails will be checked periodically.

On behalf of your local executive team, please accept our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

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ETFO Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) joins people around the globe in recognizing and celebrating teachers for their outstanding commitment to the development, success, and well-being of students.

“World Teachers’ Day provides a reminder that teachers play an instrumental role in a child’s growth and development. By engaging students and providing them with an equitable, high-quality education, they make a difference every day,” says ETFO President Karen Brown. “Their efforts to create conditions for success in the classroom should be acknowledged and celebrated today and every day.”

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Truth and Reconciliation Week

Truth and Reconciliation Week is a time to learn, reflect, and honour the survivors of the residential school system, their families, and communities. Let us remember every day that advancing reconciliation is not possible without education.

To further learning opportunities, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is offering age-appropriate resources for students in grades 1 through 12.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has also unveiled a cyber version of the Witness Blanket to be used in classrooms of all levels. We encourage you to bear witness and share this learning in your classroom; visit to learn more.

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OCT Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

The OCT deadline for completing the SAPP is September 15. LTO teachers will be given paid time to complete the SAPP on the October 24 PA Day. If you are a LTO Teacher and intend to use the Oct 24 PA Day to complete the training, you must request an extension from the OCT. If you have already completed the SAPP training, you can use the time on the PA Day for other self-directed professional learning.

Quite to our disappointment, daily occasional teachers will not receive paid time to complete the SAPP training. While we certainly oppose uncompensated work-related training, we do recommend that you complete the SAPP. Failure to complete the SAPP or requesting an extension before September 15 will result in your public register notation being changed from “To Be Completed” to “Incomplete” until you successfully complete the program.

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OTF Campground

One of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation’s hidden gems is its private campground on picturesque Quinn Lake near Parry Sound. The camp site is available to all OTF members and education workers in publicly-funded schools.

Booking for the 2022 season is open. Learn more here or email . A receipt for the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit will be issued after the camp closes in October and before the 2022 tax season ends.

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International Day of Pink

April 13 marks the International Day of Pink and we are taking a public stance to say NO to 2SLGBTQ+ bullying in all its forms. The 2022 theme focuses on members of the queer community with intersectional identities.

While the International Day of Pink only happens once a year, we support 2SLGBTQ+ students all year long. Please check out these resources to support this essential work.

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

AOTL celebrates the amazing women in our schools and the incredible impact they have each and every day.

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