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March 2018 Executive Minutes

Wednesday, May, 23rd, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

PSSP D12 EXECTUTIVE MEETING MINUTES MARCH 20, 2018     Present:  Olga De Melo, Michelle Pagniello, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Koryn Marshall, Randy Banderob, Peter Mallouh, Richardo Harvey, Sharon Grant, Daniela Melo.   Regrets:  Laura Mahoney, Lino DeMedeiros, Karen Littlewood.   The Anti-Harassment statement was read.  Richardo Harvey will be the Anti-Harassment Officer for this […]


2018 Provincial Election

Wednesday, May, 23rd, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Strange times in Ontario provincial politics Every Ontario political pundit must have a headache from the continuous head-shaking going on at the recent state of Ontario politics. It was hard enough to fathom how a political party could implode so completely, so close to an election as did the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. Add to […]


December Executive Minutes

Wednesday, May, 23rd, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

  PSSP EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES December 19, 2017 Present: Olga DeMelo, Michelle Pagniello, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Peter Mallouh, Laura Mahoney, Daniela Melo, Lino DeMedeiros, Koryn Marshall, Randy Banderob. Regrets: Richardo Harvey, Karen Littlewood. • The Anti-Harassment Statement was read. Lino DeMedeiros is the Anti-Harassment Officer for this meeting. • The Aboriginal Creed was read. […]


Camille Natale Awards 2018

Wednesday, January, 31st, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Camille Natale Awards 2018 – Human Rights/Political Action Committees The annual Camille Natale Awards reflect OSSTF Toronto’s belief  in  the  power  of student action to make a difference for peace, social justice, equity and human rights locally and globally. The awards, given every year to students, are administered by both the District’s Political Action and […]


OSSTF Coldest Days

Wednesday, January, 31st, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Please join OSST and help support the Yonge Street Mission on February 24, 2018.  Please view link below for more info.   Coldest days


Child & Family Services Act Changes

Thursday, January, 18th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Please view link below to see changes to the Child & Family Services Act 086 – Child Family Services Act Changes


Controlled Act of Psychotherapy

Thursday, January, 18th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Proclamation of Controlled Act of Psychotherapy. Please see link below for details. 087 – Controlled Act of Psychotherapy


OHIP

Thursday, January, 18th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Please review the latest addition to our OHIP Program. On January 1, 2018, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care introduced OHIP+. See see link below for details. Memo – OHIP+


Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit, to come into effect Dec. 3 | CTV News

Tuesday, January, 9th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Here is a link for those of you interested on more information regarding the Expanded Parental Leave, New Caregiver Benefit.   https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/expanded-parental-leave-takes-effect-dec-3-1.3670044  


Payroll Deductions for December 2017

Thursday, December, 14th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

Please see OSSTF Benefits Memorandum sent on behalf of Donna Morrison, Executive Director.       OSSTF Benefits Memorandum   To:       Bargaining Unit Presidents From:  Donna Morrison, Executive Director Date:   December 11, 2017 Re:      Payroll Deductions for December, 2017   OSSTF Benefits, OTIP, and Boards of Education have been working together to get […]


December Executive Minutes

Wednesday, May, 23rd, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

  PSSP EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES December 19, 2017 Present: Olga DeMelo, Michelle Pagniello, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Peter Mallouh, Laura Mahoney, Daniela Melo, Lino DeMedeiros, Koryn Marshall, Randy Banderob. Regrets: Richardo Harvey, Karen Littlewood. • The Anti-Harassment Statement was read. Lino DeMedeiros is the Anti-Harassment Officer for this meeting. • The Aboriginal Creed was read. […]


Womens March on Toronto 2018

Thursday, January, 18th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Provincial Office has given us an invitation to join the Women’s March on Saturday January 20th, 2018.  If you are interested in attending please see link below. 082 – Womens March on Toronto 2018


November 2017 Executive Minutes

Tuesday, January, 9th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

      PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES November 29, 2017 Present:              Olga De Melo, Sharon Grant,  Michelle Pagniello,  Richardo Harvey,  Kelly Green, Solange Scott,  Peter Mallouh , Laura Mahoney, Daniela Melo, Randy Banderob, Lino DeMedeiros. Regrets:              Koryn Marshall, Karen Littlewood The Anti-Harassment statement was read after introductions.  Peter Mallouh is the Anti-Harassment Officer […]


October 2017 Executive Minutes

Thursday, December, 7th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES October 26, 2017 Present: Olga De Melo, Sharon Grant, Michelle Pagniello, Richardo Harvey, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Peter Mallouh, Koryn Marshall, Laura Maloney, Daniela Melo, Cathy Renfrew Regrets: Randy Banderob, Lino DeMedeiros, Karen Littlewood The Anti-Harassment statement was read after introductions.  Solange Scott is the Anti-Harassment Officer for this meeting. […]


Winter Party 2017

Thursday, November, 9th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

Winter Party 2017   We are happy to inform you that we have teamed up with CUPE4400 and ETT for a Winter Party to celebrate the holiday season. Please view link for details and how to register. Enjoy!   Olga & Michelle   Winter Party 2017


Working more than 7 Hours?

Tuesday, October, 6th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

During this central strike with a limited withdrawal of services all PSSP members at the TDSB will only work their 7 hours.  That means no lieu time during this Phase 1 of the sanctions.   Going forward, you should only be working 7 hours unless your supervisor pre-approves lieu time AND makes arrangements for you […]


CYWs: When called for an interview you no longer want…..

Thursday, October, 23rd, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Employee Services received way too many calls this summer and fall from irritated Principals who did not hear back from CYWs whom they had left messages for relating to interviews.  Since only 6 permanent staff are placed on the interview lists given to Principals for each job, when one or more of you don’t respond […]


Workplace Conditions Memo

Thursday, September, 18th, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Sept 19, 2014 New memo to be sent to all principals on Sept 22.  Print a copy to keep and refer to when scheduling, hours of work and other issues are causing confusion or conflict  in your workplace. Working Cond Memo Sept 2014


Vicarious Trauma: How does it affect me?

Wednesday, June, 4th, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Vicarious Trauma:   Mental health care providers often hear detailed and harrowing stories about the unfair, undeserved and traumatic experiences that their clients have endured.  As a result of utilizing a controlled empathetic response when listening to these stories, counsellors are at risk for vicarious trauma, also known as secondary traumatization, or secondary stress disorder. Vicarious […]


CYWs: Upgrading your education?

Tuesday, May, 13th, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Many CYWs decide to return to school to upgrade their academic qualifications.  If you choose to upgrade to a Child & Youth Counsellor, please note that you will not automatically receive any compensation or privileges from the TDSB as a result of completing your degree.  Upon completion of your credits for the degree,  you should […]