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Welcome to the website of the Eastern Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association.

The Eastern Unit represents 850 elementary and secondary teachers in 48 schools across our region.

This website is designed to provide our members with information about the services and programs of OECTA, both at the local and provincial level. It is our hope that our website will also serve as a resource to those who wish to learn more about our local association.

Eastern Updates Political Action Professional Development Information Directions to OECTA Office
Eastern Update Political Action Professional Development Directions to OECTA Office

Unit Executive 2017-2019

President Dale Fobert
CEO Mike Hamilton
Unit Secretary Louise LeClair Stein
Unit Treasurer Kristy Tait-Angel
Councillors LL&G

Norm Evans
James Roy
Councillors PR Rob D’Alessio
Garry Curtis
Councillors SD&G Steve Dionne
Trish Wouters
Past President Ann McGahey
Teacher Welfare Officer (Non-voting) Barb Dobrowolski
OT Representative Yvonne Bakker

Quick Tips for Managing Stress

Teachers experiencing difficulties in their professional lives, or whose personal problems are affecting their work, can contact the department for advice on performance appraisals, general and career counselling, professional ethics, pensions, interpersonal disputes and personal crises. Please review the “Quick Tips for Managing Stress” flyer for more ideas on how to deal with stress in your life.


Unit P.D. Fund

Each member of the Eastern Unit can apply for a grant of up to $ 200 for professional development. The money can be used to attend workshops/conferences or upgrade qualifications through college, university or AQ courses. Please see the PD policy.


Join a Local Committee
Have you ever considered becoming more involved in your local OECTA. We are looking for teachers who can share a bit of time to benefit all members in our unit. To find out more about our local committees, click here.

Special Savings
Special savings are available to teachers in Ontario at a variety of commercial enterprises. Click here for further information: www.Edvantage.ca
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