FAQ

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I’m a member. How do I login?

Click here to access the Members login page.

If you have a registered account on the ETT website, you can login using either your email address or ETFO number. The email address associated with your account is the address in which you receive ETT Weekly.

If you’re receiving ETT Weekly, you already have an account. Don’t try to register for a new one.

Need a password? Lost your password? Create a new password.

If you encounter any difficulties please submit a technical support request.

Please be advised that occasional teachers and LTOs are not members of ETT, and therefore cannot access the secure section of our website.

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How do I register for an account?

Before registering, make sure you don’t already have an account. (If you receive ETT Weekly you have an account. Usually, only new members are not registered.)

No account? Okay. First, you’ll need to retrieve your ETFO number.

Next, go to the registration page. In this section, please fill out the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • ETFO Number
  • Password
  • Password Confirmation

Passwords must be at least six characters in length, and contain at least one numeric character and one alphanumeric character.

All of the information provided will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with ETT’s Privacy Policy.

Now that you’re registered, you can login to the ETT website using either your ETFO number or your email address.

If you encounter any difficulties please submit a technical support request.

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What’s my ETFO number?

Your ETFO number can be found on the front of your ETFO card. If you don’t have an ETFO card, or can’t find it, please contact ETFO Member Services at 1-888-838-3836 or 416-962-3836, available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Member Services will only be able to provide you with your ETFO number, they will not be able to provide any assistance logging-in to the ETT website or registering for events.

Your ETFO number can also be found on any official correspondence from the ETFO office.

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Help! The System says My ETFO Number is Invalid

First, please double check to make sure you have entered your ETFO number correctly. This is the number on the front of your ETFO card. It is between one to six digits in length.

If you are still receiving an error message please submit a technical support request.

Members are advised that our login and registration system is reliant on accurate, up-to-date records from the provincial office. At certain times during the school year, particularly in September and October, our records may not be complete as we may not have received the necessary information from ETFO.

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I’ve forgotten my password! How do I reset it?

If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it through the password reset function. Make sure to check your spam/junk mail folder. Depending on your email settings, our password reset email may have been classified as spam.

If you encounter any difficulties please submit a technical support request.

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How do I change my password?

Login to your profile, and enter your new password in the fields provided.

Passwords must be at least six characters in length, and contain at least one numeric character and one alphanumeric character.

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How do I subscribe to ETT Weekly? I want to receive Collective Bargaining updates via email.

To subscribe to ETT Weekly and to receive bargaining updates you must have an account.

Click here for information about how to register for an account.

If you already have an account, please update the email address in your profile and then confirm your subscription to ETT electronic communications.

If you encounter any difficulties please submit a technical support request.

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How do I change my physical mailing address?

ETT does not keep a record of members’ physical mailing addresses. All mailing records are kept by ETFO.

You can update your mailing either online or by calling ETFO at 416-962-3836 and asking for Member Records (available 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

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What are my legal responsibilities as a teacher?

The Education Act sets out the duties and responsibilities of teachers (and principals) in Ontario. Every school/site should have a copy of the Education Act which is usually kept in the office. The most used parts of the Act outlining the duties of teachers are Section 264 and Regulation 298. Your Collective Agreement further outlines your rights and responsibilities as a teacher. In addition, it more clearly determines many of your working conditions. Please ensure that you have a copy and refer to it often. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide you with a copy of the Agreement.

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What are my Union fees?

Each member of ETT pays a fee to be a member of ETFO. 1.6% of your annual salary is deducted from your pay cheque and sent to ETFO. ETFO retains most of the fees to provide protective and professional services. It also pays for membership in EI (Educational International), CTF, OTF, CLC, and OFL, and funds QECO services. ETFO returns a portion of the members’ fees to ETT. ETT’s budget is approved each spring at the Annual Meeting by a vote of the members present. Budget documents are available from the Union.

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What is my status of employment?

Permanent Teacher: once you have completed one full year of successful teaching you are considered a permanent teacher.

Full-time Teacher: a teacher who is employed by the board on a regular basis for full-time duty.

Part-time Teacher: a teacher who is employed by the Board on a regular basis for other than full-time duty (usually half day).

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How long is my preparation time and for what can it be used?

Preparation time is a working condition that was attained in 1987 through collective bargaining.

Currently, the contract provides for 480 minutes of prep time per ten-day cycle free from classroom instruction and supervision. More commonly, this is scheduled as 240 minutes per five-day cycle. Prep time is yours to use as you determine for professional activities.

The contract ensures that prep time must be scheduled in blocks of at least 20 consecutive minutes, with the objective of scheduling blocks of 30 minutes or more. In an emergency, your principal may reschedule your prep time but it must be made up within 15 school days (refer to Section L – D.15.0. of the Collective Agreement).

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What is my pay?

Please refer to the Salary Grid for 2014-2019 or to Section L – B.2.2. of the Collective Agreement.

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When am I required to supervise students and for how long?

Supervision schedules should be determined by your School Staffing Committee in consultation with the staff.

The Collective Agreement, under Section L-D.7.0., details the make-up and role of the School Staffing Committee including a description of the committee’s responsibilities regarding the “equitable distribution of non-instructional periods including supervision, preparation time and instructional periods.”

No teacher shall be required to perform in excess of 80 minutes of supervision duties per 5 day schedule. Many schools safely operate under 80 minutes per week as determined by the school staffing committee based on “superior benefits” as negotiated in the previous round of collective bargaining. (Refer to Section L – D.17.0. of the Collective Agreement).

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Where can I find pregnancy and parental resources?

Pregnancy and parental resources can be found in Teacher Resources section of the ETT website. Please click the link below for a list of the pregnancy and parental resources available.

Pregnancy and Parental Resources

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Where can I find retirement information?

Retirement information is available in Teacher Resources section of the ETT website. Please click the link below for a list of the retirement resources available.

Retirement Resources

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Where can I find health and safety forms?

Health and safety forms can be found in Teacher Resources section of the ETT website. Please click the link below for a list of the health and safety resources available.

Health and Safety Resources

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Where can I find information about leave applications?

Leave applications information can be found in Teacher Resources section of the ETT website. Please click the link below for a list of the leave application resources available.

Leave Application Resources