Ontario Teachers

Ontario Liberals Must Repay Secret Funds Funneled To Unions

Christine Van Geyn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Christine Van Geyn

If someone gave you $80.5 million dollars, you'd probably feel pretty good about them. You may want to shout it from the rooftops that you think they're great -- and you may even be willing to pay a million dollars or two to shout it, especially if it meant the money would keep rolling in. In essence, that's what auditor general Bonnie Lysyk found was happening in Ontario with the Wynne government's secret payments to teachers' unions. The total amounts paid by the government to teachers union organizations is astounding: since 2000, $80.5 million in taxpayer money has been funneled to teachers' organizations.

Ontario Reaches Agreement In Principle With Support Staff

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Some high school support staff who have been on a work-to-rule campaign for nearly two months.

Ontario 'Certainly Didn't Know' About Teachers' $65-Million Reserve Fund

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Deb Matthews wouldn't say if the government as a whole or the bargaining team knew about it before they agreed to the payout.

Province Reaches Tentative Deal With Ontario Teachers

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Parents

But a deal still hasn't been reached with education workers represented in some communities by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.

Ontario Elementary Teachers End Extra-Curricular Activities

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Parents

The latest move means all sorts of school programs — from bands to sports teams — will stop.

Ontario PCs Want Government's Union Payments Investigated

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Education Minister Liz Sandals has defended the payments as being necessary because the transition to a new bargaining system made this round quite lengthy.

Ontario Education Minister Calls Union Payouts An 'Investment'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Liz Sandals has defended the payments to the unions representing secondary teachers.

Toronto District School Board Confirms No Fall Report Cards

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Parents

Parent/teacher interviews will also not be held.

Wynne: Teachers Could Have Pay Docked If Work To Rule Goes On

CP | Keith Leslie and Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Wynne asked for the meeting after the elementary teachers announced they would step up their work-to-rule campaign next Wednesday by withdrawing from supervising extracurricular activities.

Ontario Elementary Teachers Ready To Resume Contract Talks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Politics

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario made the announcement shortly after Education Minister Liz Sandals called on it to return to the bargaining table.

Elementary Teachers: We Didn't Get The Same Offer As High School Teachers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics

EFTO president Sam Hammond says there's a "significant disparity" in how the two levels of schools are funded.

Don't Worry Parents, School Is Definitely Back On Tuesday

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Parents

The start of the school year won't be entirely problem-free.

Ontario Teachers' Union Reaches Tentative Deal With Province

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Politics

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with the provincial government.

Wynne More Hopeful About New Contract With Teachers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's more optimistic now than she was a few weeks ago about having a normal return to school for students this fall.

In Ontario, We Shouldn't Need to Be Told That Teachers Matter

Ann Hawkins | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Ann Hawkins

Parents have a right to know what's really at stake, the issues that could cause a further decline in the teaching profession's reputation and resources as political leaders attempt to pay off their debts through cuts to education. These negotiations are about the fact that teachers matter, and the way they're treated matters too.

What Ontario's Teachers Really Want

Lori Gard | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Teachers should ideally be called into this profession -- a calling of the heart. One that serves to inspire, motivate, encourage and arouse within young people the seed for greatness. Teachers talk about choosing this profession because we want to make a difference in someone's life. We want to be known as the catalyst for someone elses' greatness. We believe that we truly are the wind beneath our students' wings. We even desire to see our students surpass our wildest expectations.

No Talks Scheduled To Prevent Ontario Teachers' Strike In September

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario Public School Boards Association isn't surprised to see teachers' unions threatening to escalate job actions when classes resume...

Wynne Says System Of Bargaining With Teachers Here To Stay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's open to changes to the new school board bargaining process, but the two-tier system of central and local talks is likely here to stay.

Ontario Elementary Teachers Increase Work To Rule Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Public elementary school teachers in the province will ramp up job action Monday, after nine months without collective agreements.The Elemen...

Back-To-Work Legislation Passed For Ontario Teachers

CBC | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Both the governing Liberals and Progressive Conservatives supported the legislation, while the NDP opposed it.

Wynne Open To Changing Teacher Bargaining Process

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - More than 70,000 high school students kept from class for weeks by teacher strikes are set to return to school Wednesday after the Ontario L...

Ontario To Force Striking Teachers Back To Work

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It will be several days before 70,000 Ontario high school students can return to class after the New Democrats delayed Monday the passage of...

Ontario School Boards Want Strikes Declared Unlawful

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Three Ontario school boards where high school teachers have been on strike for weeks, affecting more than 70,000 students, are asking for th...

Ontario Liberals Spent Big Bucks To Keep Peace With Teachers

CBC | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

The provincial government spent nearly $500-million to buy labour peace with school teachers in 2013. That figure comes in a new report from the aud...

The One Thing Teachers Must Remember About Students

Lori Gard | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

As much as I am passionate about what I teach, I am more passionate about the people I teach. I am more interested that they are content and happy -- that they are not under undue duress or strain; what is the point of spouting out facts and figures, as important as they might be, if the students' heart is not in it? If their belly is empty?