COVID-19 Information & Updates





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

Voluntary Redeployment

OSBCU Facebook Live Events – “What to Watch Wednesdays”

OSBCU COVID-19 Bulletins

Income Replacement Information

COVID-19 important links

CUPE National & CUPE Ontario COVID-19 Information

Ministry of Education





Educational Assistants Posting/Allocation Info

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):

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Collective agreement

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


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CUPE Constitution and CUPE 997 By-Laws

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.

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EWBT Group Benefits


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:

CUPE Benefits Trust Website

CUPE EWBT benefits Guide at a glance

CUPE EWBT benefits booklet Revised March 2020

review current and past CUPE EWBT Benefit Updates

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)


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.

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Member Discounts







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:







As a member, you have access to the following OTIP products and services:

OTIP Group Benefits

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.


OTIP Car & Home Insurance

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 Retirement Health, Dental and Travel Insurance

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.


OTIP Retirement Planning Resources

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 Bursary Program

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®.


Throughout your health journey, you can count on us – every step of the way.

In partnership with OTIP, we are committed to providing wellness programs and resources to you and your eligible family members.

You can access OTIP’s complimentary wellness programs and resources at These programs are 100% confidential and available 24/7.


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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.

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CUPE 997 Fact Sheets

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:

Fact Sheets applicable to OCTEA Members:

Fact Sheets applicable to Custodial Maintenance Members:

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