Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
DISTRICT 25 Ottawa-Carleton

Occasional Teachers

Secondary Occasional Teachers please register with your union - D25 OTBU

Complete the registration form:  OTBU Register Here

At the AGM held October 2017, the following executive was elected:

President: Kelly Granum
Chief Negotiator: Chris Langley
First Vice President/Educational Services: Position currently being filled by Stacey Saucier
Second Vice President/Political Action: Stacey Saucier
Secretary/Constitution Officer: Karen Vandewint
Treasurer: Rosemary Dockrill
Communications Officer: Sarah Parke-Erochko
Health and Safety Officer: Matt Giroux
Equity Officer: Beth Wallace


Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit

Occasional Teachers are a diverse group comprised of career Occasional Teachers, Short-Term and Long-Term Occasional Teachers and an ever increasing retired teacher population. For many Occasional teachers, this is a stage in their teaching careers, while for others, this is a way of life.

Regardless of the demographic make-up, these OSSTF members representing approximately 6,000 individuals have issues and concerns that are often unique to their circumstance. Locally, the roster for this group of OSSTF teaching professionals averages more than 750 Occasional Teachers.

Local services and representation for this group of OSSTF Occasional Teachers are provided by an elected Bargaining Unit executive of their peers. The areas of service include but are not limited to collective bargaining, contract maintenance, communications, and professional development.

Kelly Granum, the Bargaining Unit President and Grievance Officer, can be contacted by  telephone at (613) 729-7211, ext: 206 or by e-mail: kelly.granum@d25.osstf.ca

Attention Occasional Teachers  --> Forms

WSIB, Accident Report Forms, Form 733 Violence in school and the safe schools forms are available by clicking FORMS.

The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee posts all the necessary forms. A reminder that all accidents should be reported to the school principal.  Also send a copy to O.T. Health & Safety Officer. If you have questions contact a member of your unit executive.

The Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Constitution can be downloaded here. --> CONSTITUTION

The Occasional Teachers' Newsletter is available here. --> NEWSLETTER

Upcoming Professional Development

Growing Success for OTs/LTOs

Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30. Location TBD.

An overview of key aspects of the Growing Success document along with assessment and evaluation strategies for OTs and LTOs. The school board has identified this as an area where Occasional Teachers need to improve to increase their chances of success in a LTO or permanent interview.

To register, email: evelyn.macdonald@d25.osstf.ca

Book Club

Note: Copies of books are available by emailing Kelly: kelly.granum@d25osstf.ca  

April 23, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 at Oh So Good on Richmond
Book: The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

June 4, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 at Oh So Good on Richmond
Book: Learning Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole


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Contact Information

Kelly Granum

President, Occasional Teachers Bargaining Unit

OSSTF District 25

Business: (613) 729-7211