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Welcome to the Thames Valley Occasional Teachers website.


These are fluid times but as of noon Friday, March 13, 2020 we can advise TVOT members:

1.      Schools will be closed for two weeks, up to April 3, 2020. 

2.      The Board has confirmed that LTOs will be paid during this two week period with start and end dates for LTOs remaining in place during the closure.

3.      This closure period will not interrupt the count towards the 10 day LTO threshold for an OT who has been replacing the same Teacher in the same assignment. 

4.      Daily Occasional Teachers will be paid for pre-arranged assignments.

5.      LTO benefits under OTIP/ELHT will continue during this period.

6.      Deductions from Short-Term Disability Leave Plan days will continue for those on approved medical leaves.

7.      LTO List interviews have been postponed to a later, date to be announced.

8.      The closure will not negatively affect members on approved statutory leaves or on WSIB.

9.      At this time we do not know whether the closure will extend the school year.

10.  The TVOT paid PD event that was scheduled for March 31st at the Lamplighter Inn has been postponed to a later date, to be announced.


Please know we will do our best to update members should the situation change.



Terry Card, Local President


New Paid PD Opportunities

Daily Occasional Teachers and those in LTO assignments of .5 or less FTE, of new Paid PD Opportunities to take place on March 31st, at the Lamplighter Inn.  Each session counts as a half day of work. Sessions begin at 4:30 pm and dinner is included. 

Registration is now open on the TVDSB Employee Portal for the following sessions:

1) Providing the Spark for Writing (P/J/I)

2) Word Work in the P/J Classroom!

3) Literacy Learning Outdoors

For more information, contact TVDSB System Staff Development

ETFO Central Collective Bargaining Bulletin # 20: Strike Protocol: Phase 7, has now been posted to this website under Collective Bargaining Menu item. This Bulletin contains important information affecting all TVOT members. Compliance is mandatory. If you have any questions, please contact your local OT office: 519-641-3936.

 To view all bulletins, see Membership Menu.

TVOT Local announces Local strike vote of 94%.

Links to ETFO Pension News and PD development options.  See Membership Menu.

The 2019-2020 Professional Learning Development Fund Application Form is now available.  To download a copy go to  Useful Forms/Documents listed in the Member's Services menu (you must be logged in to access this page).

ETFO Videos of Interest to Members and the General Public:

Continuing Our Exclusive Partnership with OTIP for details click here




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