President's message Week 15.

Bargaining Update

We have bargaining dates scheduled for the new year! We are looking forward to getting a collective agreement bargained, ratified, and getting your 1% retro payments into your pockets.

We will keep you updated!

OTIP Benefits for LTO Members

If you are an LTO or casual member with questions regarding LTO benefits please contact Cindy Scholten at or call 519-835-0249

The best place for accurate OTIP benefit information is on their website

If you have questions about enrolment, eligibility, life coverage, premium costs, benefits coverage, or claims, call OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Inclement Weather

The board is planning to revise the inclement weather memo. The inclement weather memos for the 2020-2021 school year are posted in UGshare. Please watch for updates on your board email.

Upper Grand Employee Assistance Program

If you are finding yourself or a family member or a colleague is needing additional support or resources please refer to the board's employee and family assistance program. This service is free and confidential. The board is not given the names of members who are using the service. It has been a challenging year with COVID and many of us are dealing with other challenges unrelated to COVID. This resource may be of help to members who need it.

Access the Upper Grand District School Board’s Employee & Family Assistance Program 24/7 by phone, web or mobile app 1-800-387-4765 |

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