Government of Ontario Self Assessment
If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.
Mental Health help for you or your family
OSBCU Facebook Live Events – “What to Watch Wednesdays”
OSBCU COVID-19 Bulletins
Income Replacement Information
COVID-19 important links
- CUPE Education Workers Health and Safety fundamental principles and how they can be applied during the COVID-19 crisis
- Have you been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace?
- Screening Checklist – EN – MCCSS
- Refusing unsafe work during the COVID-19 Pandemic
CUPE National & CUPE Ontario COVID-19 Information
Ministry of Education
The following documents are to assist and provide information for Educational Assistants working at Trillium Lakelands DSB regarding the Posting/Allocation/Bumping process.
Click the link below to access the documents (PDF):
Your collective agreement sets our your rights and responsibilities at work. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.
The 2019-2022 Central Collective Agreement can be found by clicking the link below:
Custodial Maintenance Collective Agreement
Office, Clerical and Technical Personnel & Educational Assistants Collective Agreement
Click below for the new CUPE Medical Certificate in effect as of July 14, 2020
By-Laws and the CUPE Constitution are documents that outline the rules and procedures that CUPE is governed by.
Click the links below to view the selected documents:
The CUPE 997 By-Laws Committee is recommending the following changes to the Local’s By-Laws. These by-law amendments will be presented, debated and voted on at the Saturday May 6, 2023 Regular General Meeting.
CUPE represented Education Workers in Ontario transitioned to a new Provincial Benefits plan as of March 1, 2018. Please click the links below for all of the updates regarding this new Provincial Benefits Plan:
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
EAP – Morneau Shepell contact phone # 1-844-880-9142 (available 24/7 by phone/web or mobile app)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) overview
Morneau Shepell is the world’s largest employee assistance program (EAP) provider, supporting employees and their families so that they can manage work, health, and life challenges. All support services are accessed voluntarily by the individual and are strictly confidential. Our approach is focused on innovation and client service excellence; we are the only provider that has developed a broad range of clinically-sound digital delivery channels including video counseling, live online chat (First Chat), and an award winning app — My EAP.
CUPE 997 Members are eligible for some corporate discounts in addition to Edvantage (located under Resources/OTIP). The following links will take you to the website where the these discounts are detailed:
ONTARIO TEACHERS INSURANCE PLAN (OTIP)
As a member, you have access to the following OTIP products and services:
OTIP makes it easy for you to find the forms you need online or get answers to questions. By logging in to our secure self-service tools, you can review your benefits, update your information, or make a claim. Click here to log in.
Get the protection you need and the value you deserve with exclusive group savings on auto and home insurance. And you can save even more with OTIP’s special discounts. Click here to get a quote today, and see how much you could save!
OTIP offers health, dental and travel insurance for retirees. The Retired Teachers Insurance Plan (RTIP) offers the most flexible health, dental and travel insurance available to the retired education community. Simply choose the plan that best meets your needs. Click here to learn more about RTIP.
Whether you’re planning for retirement or are already retired, we know there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to your health, dental and travel insurance. The following resources provide valuable information on retirement planning and our RTIP health, dental and travel plans – the most flexible coverage available for the retired Ontario education community. Click here for more resources.
OTIP offers 12 academic bursaries of $1,500 every year. The bursary program promotes post-secondary education for our insured members and their relatives by investing in their future. Click here to learn more about the OTIP bursary program.
The CAREpath Navigation System, Survivor Support Program and Cancer Information Line help those living with cancer navigate the complex heath care system so they can receive the best treatment and support. Click here to learn more about CAREpath.
A savings program available exclusively to Ontario’s education community. Get discounts on travel, electronics, clothing and more! Click here to start saving.
A web-based mental health care program that guides members and their care provider (whether it be a counsellor, psychologist, or family physician) to identify emotional and mental health issues as early as possible. Getting the right diagnosis and treatment helps members feel better sooner. Click here to learn more about FeelingBetterNow®.
Permanent CUPE 997 members and temporary CUPE 997 Members who have worked a minimum number of hours are eligible for an OMERS pensions.
If you have questions about your pension, or about your eligibility to join the plan, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive or click the link below for more information.
- Visit the OMERS web site for more information and or register for My OMERS and use a pension calculator
We have provided a list of Fact Sheets below that address a number of Frequently Asked Questions. These documents provide information & clarification regarding TLDSB Policies/Procedures and Collective Agreements and other items relating to our employment with the Trillium Lakelands DSB.
Please click on the bulleted items below to access the PDF file:
Fact Sheets applicable to all CUPE 997 Members:
- Sick leave plan information
- 20 21 LTD Termination Fact Sheet
- Board expectations on a snow or inclement weather day
- Appropriate use of TLDSB Computers, email and Internet
- Incident Accident Reporting
- Use of Personal Vehicle
- Family Medical Leave Fact Sheet
- Mandatory Attendance at Meetings – Events Fact Sheet
Fact Sheets applicable to OCTEA Members:
- Administration of Medication
- Educational Assistants attending on Field Trips – Overtime – Lieu Time
- OCTEA Short Term Leave of Absence
- EA Yard Duty Fact Sheet
Fact Sheets applicable to Custodial Maintenance Members:
- Custodial Duties – Community Use of Schools
- Early Start Time For Friday Afternoon Shift – Custodial Staff