Resources / Guides for OT Members

LTO Assignment Info
Information that might be useful for anybody in an LTO including but certainly not limited to Benefits, Sick Days, Report Cards, your Pay Rate, PA Days, inclement weather, etc.
Collective Agreement
Contract between the BWDSB and our Bluewater Occasional Teachers' Local that outlines many of the terms and conditions of employment.
Professional Learning
Complete online forms to receive funding for resources, attending professional learning events, or dependent care. Local workshop opportunities details are emailed to members' home emails.
Hiring Process
BWDSB Hiring Process for Elementary Long Term Occasional (LTO) and Permanent Positions based on Reg 274.
Annual General Meeting
Local Annual General Meeting Information - when, where, local constitution and past minutes and reports of the executive officers.
Employment Insurance
If you are an Occasional Teacher you can be paid regular benefits during non-teaching periods (generally summer break, Christmas and March break).
Reference codes and tips can be found here!
Link to log in site, toll free call in number, guides & tips -
call out time, call out order, unavailability, declining assignments, accepting assignments, and cancelling assignments.
Health & Safety
A safer, healthier workplace means you can be at your professional best without the stress of illness or injury. What are some specific forms you should know in Bluewater?
Our eNewsletters are sent directly to your home e-mail address to help keep you informed and up to date.

Past editions can be found here!
Cancellation of Assignments
What do you do if you receive less than 2 hours notice of a daily OT assignment?
Local Photos
A collection over the years from different Union events.
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Bluewater Occasional Teachers' Local

Local President: Andrew Chittka


Call/Text: 1 (519) 377-8018

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ETFO Professional Relations Services

Toll Free: 1-888-838-3836


ETFO professional relations staff provide information, advice, support, and intervention for members who are experiencing professional difficulties covering a broad range of issues.

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