Congratulations to FOREST HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL!  They are this year’s recipient for School of the Year. They have shown an outstanding effort to support the work of Occasional Teachers and to make them feel welcome in the school.

Thank you to all those that took the time to nominate a school.  We always appreciate your feedback.


Tentative Dates:

June 14                 External Contract & LTO Posting Opens

June 20                 External Contract Posting Closes (4:30pm)

June 26-28            Central Placement of Contracts/LTOs

August 14              Remaining LTOs Posted


Please read the following carefully:

The June 14th posting will consist of all contract positions as well as LTOs of significance (Full year/full time LTO’s as well as LTO’s of 0.6 FTE or greater that are both full and partial school year) and will be posted only to those 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.

Similar to last year, OTs will be able to provide preference to the board. A short survey will be emailed to your waterworks email account (from Brian Driver).  Please have this survey filled out by the closing date of the LTO postings (June 20th).

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 .

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. With the exception of the Specialty Positions 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.


For more information on the hiring process, visit the local’s website


The Reference Code for EI Applications for June 2017 school-related intake:

Effective:         16 Jun 2017

Expiry:             22 Jul  2017

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

Summer Academy


Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers Local will be hosting From Classroom Management to Classroom Community, led by Michael Beetham.

Imagine a classroom where behavioural issues are reduced, all students experience success and the teacher is able to spend more time teaching and connecting with students. You are invited to join us on this engaging, three-day comprehensive course as we expand our current expertise in managing high risk students, classroom routines and procedures that prevent classroom management problems and bullying while fostering a productive classroom.

When? July 5, 6 and 7, 2017

Time? 8:30am – 3:00pm Daily

Where? WROTL Office (130 Highland Road East, Kitchener)

Registration: Click here to see all available summer academy courses!

Registration is now open for ETFO’S Summer Academy 2017.  70 three-day courses, located throughout the province, will focus on the arts,assessment, classroom management, French, literacy, kindergarten, special education and a variety of other learning areas to meet your professional learning needs.  In addition to our regular Summer Academy courses, we have additional math and technology courses available due to enhanced funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education. Each course includes practical, classroom-ready strategies and time to collaborate and network with colleagues from across Ontario. These practical and dynamic courses always fill up very quickly. Don’t be disappointed, register today.

Visit the ETFO 2017 Summer Academy website at to register today.