President's Message Week of January 24, 2022

EA/SPA Books from November PD

Our book fairies are out beginning to deliver books to schools to EA/SPA's who put in a book request in November to coincide with our PD Day. Please be patient as there are many schools to deliver to, hundreds of books and they are too heavy to put them all into the mailbag. Most will be delivered to the schools and a few will go in the mailbag. All books were ordered through Booklore in Orangeville and they were extremely grateful for the order.

COVID Positive

We hope you are staying as healthy as possible. We did want to reach out with a checklist for members that can be used should you become ill with COVID and believe you acquired it in the workplace. This checklist is to aid in documenting your illness and with reporting to WSIB. This is a guide and not mandatory.

Provincial Committees

The application for Provincial Standing Committees and Councils for 2022-2023 is now available on the OSSTF/FEESO website. Information on how to apply can be found in the link below.

Below is a list of Provincial Standing Committees and Councils with vacancies:

Benevolent Council (New District to be appointed)

Human Rights Committee

Comité des services en langue française

Parliamentary and Constitution Council

Communications and Political Action Committee

Protective Services Committee

Educational Services Committee

Status of Women Committee

Finance Committee

Health and Safety/Workplace Safety and Insurance Act Committee

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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