President's message Week 2 2021/2022

In this issue...

Virtual Pension Workshops


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day, and Truth and Reconciliation Week


UGDSB Workforce Census Survey Invitation


Virtual Pension Workshops

OSSTF is able to offer a series of virtual OTTP and OMERS webinars in collaboration with Educators Financial Group (EFG).



OMERS Pension Webinars


OMERS members should choose from one of the following dates for the OMERS Pension Webinar. Please register using the link below for the date that you have selected.


• Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6273350870797608719


• Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1706521628248646927


• Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (French webinar) https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6952657741741903116


• Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5886442624589890060


• Wednesday January 12, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4886128935871848972


OTPP Pension Webinars


OTPP members should choose from one of the following dates for the OTPP Pension Webinar.

Please register using the link below for the date that you have selected.


• Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1000744014867480847


• Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6504290094072490767


• Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1466504836976850188


• Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1903909254203851788



National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day, and Truth and Reconciliation Week


September 30, 2021, is the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The intent of the day is to ensure public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. The day coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which is occurring during Truth and Reconciliation Week – September 27 to October 1, 2021.


OSSTF/FEESO is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools are never forgotten. Members are encouraged to participate and support local and provincial events during Truth and Reconciliation Week.


Members can utilize the OSSTF/FEESO social media, print, and Zoom background images attached as part of their local actions in support of the events planned as part of Truth and Reconciliation Week, Orange Shirt Day, and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. These images should not be altered.


Members can participate virtually by sharing/posting the attached images and messages on social media to support these events.


Poster


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Image 1


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Image 2


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Zoom Background


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The following hashtags can also be used as part of a social media messaging plan involving these days of significance:


#OrangeShirtDay

#EveryChildMatters

#residentialschools

#OSSTF

UGDSB Workforce Census Survey Invitation

You will be receiving an invitation from UGDSB to participate in a workforce census. The census will be released to members starting September 27th, 2021. the census will be open for 6 weeks. We are aware that you will be receiving this communication and encourage you to participate. The board wants you to know:

  • The online census should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

  • The link will be sent to your ugdsb.on.ca accounts NOT your ugcloud.ca accounts.

  • The census is mobile-friendly and can be completed on smartphones or other mobile devices.

  • The data is strictly confidential. The census data will be anonymized and summarized to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees. No individual can be identified from these summarized results.

If you have any questions about the census, please feel free to contact Joy Sammy by email or phone at 519.822.4420 x 784 Joy.Sammy@ugdsb.on.ca

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 | www.workhealthlife.com

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