Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Reference Code for EI Applications for June 2016

The Reference Code for EI Applications for June 2016 school-related intake:


Effective: 17 Jun 2016

Expiry: 23 Jul 2016

Please note that you cannot apply for EI until your last day of work (for most people that will be either June 29 or June 30).

Please be reminded that all Stat Holiday pay paid or payable for days in this period should be recorded on the ROE. If they are not, you will need to amend the ROEs when it is paid.

Spring/Summer Staffing for 2016/2017

contracts-and-ltos-2(All dates are tentative)


June 13th    External Contracts & LTO Postings Open

June 17th    External Contract Posting Closes (4:30pm)

June 20-22 Central Placement Contracts/LTOs

Mid August   Remaining LTOs Posted with interviews


  • The June 13th posting will consist of all contract positions as well as LTOs of significance (exact size to be determined).
  • As requested by the local, the board will provide an updated LTO list that has been cross-referenced by seniority and experience. This will be distributed through our locals’s communications network prior to the posting period.
  • The first posting will consist of all Contract and LTOs of significance, and will be posted to the OTs who are currently on the LTO list.
  • Principals will interview for Specialty Contract & Specialty LTO positions (French Immersion & Congregated Spec Ed). The Contracts and Full Year/Full Time LTOs that are not specialty positions will be centrally placed by Human Resources, based on Seniority of applicants from the LTO list in accordance with Regulation 274
  • Through discussions between the local and HR, OTs will be able to provide preference to the board (more information on this process to come.)
  • Please note that there is a possibility of an OT on the LTO list being successful to an LTO specialty position and, being eligible for a contract they have also applied to. The Board will not stand in the way of someone being successful to a contract position, and therefore if an Occasional Teacher from the LTO list accepts a full year LTO Specialty position and also applies to Contract postings, and based on seniority is successful to a contract position they will allow the Occasional Teacher to abandon the LTO position for the contract. Should this happen, they will re-post the specialty LTO position in a subsequent posting in August .
  • The above process may exhaust the current LTO list. As a result, the remaining contracts and LTOs will be posted to the OT Roster.
  • In the event the first posting does not deplete the LTO list the second postings will be open to both LTO list and OT Roster Occasional Teachers with the understanding that the Occasional Teachers on the LTO list will receive preference to the position in accordance with Regulation 274.
  • Similar to last year it is the expectation that qualified applicants will accept a position for which they have applied to. Once an Occasional Teacher has accepted a Long Term Assignment they may not abandon one Long Term Occasional assignment for another, even if it results in an increase in FTE.

Report Card Advice?

Members will be focused on completing the Term 2 Report Card.


It is important to remember areas where they may exercise their professional judgement during the process.


Provincial will be sending out reminders in the ETFO e-newsletter next week but we wanted to draw your attention to the following documents:

NOTE: this is identical to the document issued on January 11th as the advice is the same. We have only changed the date and Term 1 to Term 2.

OT School of the Year Award 2015/2016

Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local invites you to vote for:

School of the Year Award


Have you walked into a school and immediately felt that you were expected and welcomed?
Are you given all the tools and support that you need to be successful in your day?

If so, nominate the school for our annual “School of the Year” award!

Our Waterloo Region Occasional Teacher’s Local makes a presentation to the school that is outstanding in its efforts to support their Occasional Teachers. To do this, we need your input. It will take only a moment of your time.

Click on the link below and you will be taken to a page where you can vote for your favourite school. Nominations close June 13, 2016.
Click here to submit your favourite school


If the school that you have nominated wins, you will be invited to the school on the day that we present a plaque and a “Congratulations” cake to the staff.


Please take the time to nominate your favourite school. Let’s collectively acknowledge the schools that help us achieve success!

MDF (Membership Development Funding


Applications for consideration for funding for the year 2015/2016 are now due.


If you are currently taking a course that ends in June, please complete the form – either on-line or in hard copy – and submit it to us right away.  The receipt should be submitted right away as well.  The proof of completion can be sent to us as soon as the course ends.  Most course leaders provide a statement of successful completion on letterhead on the last day of the course.

Our year ends on June 30, so we need to have your paperwork by then.  If you are taking summer courses, they will be eligible for funding from the 2016-2017 budget.  Please keep in mind that members need to have been with us for one calendar year in order to be eligible for funding and that the maximum allowable per year per member is $150.00 for courses or activities and $35.00 for book subsidy.


To submit your claim click here:

All Shook Up – June 22, 2016



  • June 22, 2016
  • Show Time: 7:30pm
  • Dunfield Theatre, Cambridge
  • $21.80 for WROTL members

Join us for a fun-filled, feel-good ‘50s musical comedy inspired by the music of Elvis Presley! 

The year is 1955 and deep in the Midwest is a town where “loud music, public necking, and tight pants” are outlawed.  A young mechanic named Natalie dreams of hitting the open road for a more exciting life, but a chance encounter with Chad, a mysterious guitar-playing rebel ready to break all the rules, helps her discover the magic of romance and the enduring power of rock ‘n’ roll.

This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes and dancing in the aisles with 24 classic Elvis tunes, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

This is one musical you “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with!

The cost of this great musical is $21.80.  Subsidized tickets are for WROTL members only.

Due to popular demand, WROTL Members are welcome to bring a guest at full price.

Click to order your ticket today! Spots are limited!  Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Click below to purchase tickets:


Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
46 Grand Ave. S.
Cambridge, ON N1S 2L8

Paint Night – Only 6 spots left!

The PA/PR Committee is pleased to host PAINT NIGHT!  Sign up today!

Paint Nite is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Drink a glass of wine and create a painting— you’ll always go home with more than just a buzz.

It’s okay if you’ve never painted anything but your walls—  come and unleash your creative spirit.

Artist Erin Bunting will be leading us through an amazing painting experience!

We will be painting Waiting for Tonight:

  • When is this great event? Wednesday June 1, 2016
  • Time7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Where: WROTL Office (130 Highland Rd East, Kitchener)
  • Registration: Click here. Registration closes Tuesday may 31, 2016 at 4:30pm.
  • Wine and snack will be provided. 
  • Cost: The event will be subsidized by the PA/PR Committee.  The cost to register for this great event is only $21.80!