New union resource for you!
This might be your first year as a member of our union, or it might be your fifth! Either way, we want every member to know more about their union, membership services and benefits, our advocacy work and how you, as an ETFO member, can get involved.
Download a copy of the new Welcome to ETFO booklet and please share it with a new member in your workplace. For other great resources visit the New Members page at etfo.ca.
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OTIP: The ultimate fall home maintenance checklist
Preparing your home in the warmer weather could save you some headaches when winter starts blowing in.
Wondering what kind of home maintenance tasks you need to do to get your property ready for fall and winter?
Read more. #OTIPUpdate
LTD renewal rates will remain the same
OTIP long-term disability plan benefit rates will not be increasing in the 2024 year for ETFO teachers and any education worker members who participate in the OTIP Plan.
OTIP removed commercial interest from the plan by transitioning to a self-insured plan effective January 2020. This has allowed OTIP to keep rates unchanged since March 2018 despite fluctuations in claims activity and challenges such as rising mental health concerns
In partnership with leading health experts, OTIP provides plan members with access to free, evidence-based wellness programs. Find out more and access resources or contact OTIP at 1-800-267-6847.
The Canada Revenue Agency provides educators with back-to-school tips
This back-to-school season, we are here to make it easy to teach and understand taxes. Whether you are an educator or an organization that supports educational growth, there are many resources that you can take advantage of this academic year.
Find out more about tax literacy and education-related credits and deductions at canada.ca.
Information: 2023-2024 Fee Rate
We would like to inform you of the ETFO membership fee rate for the upcoming school year. The rate is 1.4 per cent of earnings and is unchanged from the previous school year.
Who doesn’t like a deal?
Save with Edvantage!
Active ETFO members, can access the Edvantage program courtesy of Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan group of companies to receive discounted offers on products and services including travel, entertainment, shopping, health and wellness, insurance, and services, as well as gadgets and tech. Since May 2021, Edvantage has a new registration.
You will need your group name: ETFO, and your Edvantage number, which is your ETFO ID to register. Don’t miss Edvantage offers. Register today!
Starling Minds - Mental Health Resource
The Starling Minds Mental Fitness Program is a support resource available to all ETFO members and their families through a partnership with Starling Minds and OTIP.
The program offers self-guided, unlimited, and personalized digital support and training to help you build the knowledge, tools and skills you need to better manage stress, anxiety, and burnout.
Read this PDF about the resource and learn how to register.
7 road trips in Ontario you have to take before summer ends
In Canada, we cherish the long-awaited summertime. Ontario has many experiences to offer, and with just a few short months of warm weather, road trips are essential. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best road trips in Ontario to soak up the sights. Read more here.