Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
DISTRICT 25 Ottawa-Carleton

Status of Women & Human Rights

D25 Status of Women & Human Rights Logo

We are a passionate group of individuals, from different D25 bargaining units, who come together to make a difference within many communities.
  • We raise awareness of equity and diversity issues with a human rights and status of women focus.
  • We offer educational workshops and events.
  • We conduct fundraising initiatives to support human rights and women’s issues within our district.
  • We welcome and encourage all OSSTF members to participate. 
Check back often for event dates. 
 Meetings of the Status of Women & Human Rights -  First Thursday of the Month - District 25 Office

All Members are welcome.

Contact Beth Wallace at District 25, 613-729-7211 or by e-mail on GEM (OCDSB) or inquiries@d25.osstf.ca

Equal Pay Day is April 11 (500x800)  12 Steps to Equal Pay (500x800)
 Click above for the full poster.
  Click above for the full poster.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 is also a Pink T-Shirt Day
How did it start?
Bullied student tickled pink by schoolmates' T-shirt campaign -
Two Nova Scotia students are being praised across North America for the way they turned the tide against the bullies who picked on a fellow student for wearing pink. The victim — a Grade 9 boy at Central Kings Rural High School in the small community of Cambridge — wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. Bullies harassed the boy, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up, students said.Two Grade 12 students — David Shepherd and Travis Price — heard the news and decided to take action.
"I just figured enough was enough," said Shepherd. They went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts, including tank tops, to wear to school the next day.

OSSTF supports the Pink T-shirt day and the International Day of Pink in April.  Check out the resources at the Provincial OSSTF site. Resources

February Is Black History Month                                                                                                                                                             Black History Month Poster 2017


Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.  

The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week."[1] This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century  

Click on these Resources:

Government of Canada Logo

Historica Canada Logo


                                                                Download Your Own Poster. ---->

Issue 1010-Dec 2016 (Click for full article)

(see attachments)

Photos from the NWAC Faceless Doll Project held November 7, 2016

Faceless Dolls Project 

< click="" the="" doll="" for="" a="" page="" of="" photos="" from="" the="">

The Committee encourages people to download this poster for your worksites.

Syrian  poster

Download a printable copy of this FLYER

Related Attachments