From the Desk of President Nadia Ciacci

The ETFO-York Region Occasional Teacher Local Office will be closed during the Summer ~ from Tuesday June 29th at 4:30 p.m. until the office re-opens on Wednesday September 1, at 8:30 a.m.

The ETFO Provincial Emergency Assistance system will be operational during the Summer. In the event that you are in need of immediate and urgent assistance please contact the ETFO Provincial Office at 416 962-3836 or 1 888 838-3836


ETFO-YR OT/AQ Subsidy: During July and August, please submit AQ subsidy request forms to the ETFO-YR OT office - 30 Eric T Smith Way Aurora Ontario L4G0Z6 - by Canada Post. 

Subsidy requests will be processed and cheques will be mailed in September.


If you have inquiries about your Benefits please contact OTIP at 1 866 783-6847. If you have inquiries about any changes that affect you directly, please contact Suzanne Gill, Benefits Coordinator, ETFO Employee Life and Health Trust  (ELHT) at etfo-elht@etfo.org or 416 962-3836 Ext 3830.

If you have inquiries about your pay, benefits, EI (employment insurance) information - please contact the YRDSB/PAYROLL department by emailing  payroll.services@yrdsb.ca
If you have inquiries about LTO assignments or placements, sick leave or maternity leave, please contact the YRDSB Star Team by emailing your questions to star.team@yrdsb.ca  or you can speak with a representative on the Star Team at 905 727-0022 extension 4357 (option 5).

If you have questions about your status on the OT Roster, please contact Farooq Shabbar at farooq.shabbar@yrdsb.ca.

For all other matters, please contact the YRDSB office at 905 727-3141 and ask that your call to be directed as required.

**It is my understanding that YRDSB staff will continue to work remotely from their homes and that inquiries made to YRDSB will be answered in as timely a manner as possible.**


This past school year has been challenging with many frustrating and often times disheartening situations that required immediate, skilled responses and action. Teaching in 2020-2021, during the pandemic, was a herculean task that York Region Occasional Teachers conquered with remarkable professionalism and dedication. We have good reason to be proud of our accomplishments. 

Covid has taken its toll on us. This Summer, let's take the time to recharge and enjoy our time with family and friends.

Wishing you a safe a restful summer.


Nadia Ciacci



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