Engagement Guide for the Development of an Accessibility Standard for Education May 2017 Ministry of Education
Paula Walpole (ESP President) presented a cheque for $335 on behalf of the Educational Support Professionals Bargaining Unit to Hope Haven (near Markdale). Receiving this donation is Kim Black-Executive Director, Ann-Ida Beck-Senior Instructor and Whitney Long-Program Development Manager, taking the picture. Along with money collected at the AGM the BU matched the donation in order that all three stables received the same amount. The third organization and pic will be posted shortly. THANK YOU!!
Paula Walpole presented a cheque for $335 to Grace (near Owen Sound) on behalf of the Educational Support Professionals. THANK YOU!!
On location at PRANCE, Colette Wood, PRANCE Board of Directors and Tippy accept our donation to their Therapeutic Riding Program.
What? Annual General Meeting
Who? Bluewater Educaational Support Professionals
Early Childhood Educators
Outdoor Education Specialists
Permanent AND Temporary
When? Thursday May 11th, 2017
Where? Owen Sound Legion 1450 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound
Why? Social, Business, Food, Prizes!
How? LIMO? Why not?
Contact Andrea Graham with numbers by email: email@example.com or 519-379-0501
Another year is moving closer to completion and every day I am in awe of the work ESP members do.
I have never been prouder to say that I represent EAs, ECEs and OECs both permanent and temporary.
Our jobs get more difficult every day, being assigned to students with higher needs and less ESP members to work with them.
ESP members give 110% day in and day out adapting to whatever situation is thrown your way.
In the past we have send Tim Horton Cards to worksites to celebrate Support Staff Appreciation Day. The decision by the Executive this year was to change it up so at our Joint PD Day on Friday, June 2nd there will be fruit trays out for the morning snack.
Please enjoy your day!
Educational Support Professionals Bargaining Unit
Did You Know....?
May 2, 2017 — On Wednesday, May 3, as part of Education Week, OSSTF/FEESO celebrates the thousands of educational support staff workers whose hard work and daily contributions have helped to ensure that Ontario’s public education system remains one of the best in the world.
Education Week was initiated in Ontario by OSSTF/FEESO more than eighty years ago to celebrate the important role publicly-funded education plays in the life of our province. Support Staff Appreciation Day was introduced as an integral part of Education Week in 1999 to ensure that the roles of secretaries, technicians, educational assistants, instructors, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, early childhood educators and other education workers would be fully acknowledged.
The entire spectrum of publicly-funded education – elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities – relies on a diverse education team. Every person on that team plays a part in ensuring safe, clean and welcoming environments for learning, and in equipping Ontario’s students with the knowledge, skills and sense of community they need to succeed in a rapidly-changing world.
We ask all Ontarians to join us in celebrating Support Staff Appreciation Day, and to acknowledge the crucial roles educational support staff play in ensuring that all students succeed.
Every year beginning the first Monday in May, Ontario celebrates Education Week. This year, Education Week is from May 1 to May 5.
The theme of Education Week 2017, Many Faces, Many Places, One Vision, recognizes a publicly-funded education system that embraces the diverse cultures and experiences of its students while always maintaining a clear focus the primary goal of laying the foundations for all of those students to succeed in their post-secondary endeavours and beyond.
The celebration of Education Week was established by OSSTF/FEESO in 1930 to recognize and celebrate the essential role public education plays in the lives of communities all over the province. Within a few years Education Week was being celebrated across Canada, and today, thanks to OSSTF/FEESO’s initiative 87 years ago, it is officially recognized in Ontario and observed by education stakeholders throughout the province.
In Canada, National Day of Mourning takes place on April 28, 2017. The National Day of Mourning is observed annually in Canada and sometimes called Workers Mourning Day. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. People in Canada, especially workers and their employer light candles on National Day of Mourning and they held a commemorative minute of silence.
The National Day of Mourning is a day to remember all workers injured or killed on the job as well as the importance of exceptional Health and Safety laws , practices and working conditions. Every worker deserves to go home safe and uninjured. Together, employers, unions and workers can make this happen by ensuring a safe working environment for all. Canadian National Day of Mourning ceremonies have taken place since 1991. Locally, ceremonies are hosted annually by the Grey Bruce Labour Council in Hanover and Owen Sound as well as at the Bruce Power Site with Bruce Power, the Power Workers Union (PWU) and the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP) on April 28th.
It’s a day to remember that every moment counts and to work safely for ourselves, our co-workers, our friends, and our families.
Kevin Smith Attending International Day of Mourning Representing OSSTF
OSSTF/FEESO is committed to ending violence in the workplace for all our members through education and training, resources and support, and appropriate regulations and funding. The Federation has a number of resources for members related to workplace violence and continues to update them and provide additional ones as required.
Members are encouraged to check this page occasionally for more information and resources related to workplace violence.