District 20 Halton
980 Fraser Drive, Unit 211
Burlington, Ontario. L7L5P5
(905) 332-1228

About Us

Victor Disyak, accepting the Bob Smith Award

Victor Disyak is this year’s winner of the Bob Smith Award. Before his retirement, Victor served as Bateman Branch President, Vice-Chair of Council, TBU Assembly Delegate, AMPA Delegate, Hiring and Rights and Equity Committee member and as Chair of Finance. His support of unionism runs deep and has served the membership well.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is a trade union representing almost 60,000 members in 140 bargaining units across the province.
Founded in 1919, OSSTF/FEESO represents public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors and many other educational workers.
OSSTF/FEESO bargaining units represent both English and French members in elementary and secondary school workplaces, private schools, consortia offering support services to school boards and universities.


The mandate of the Federation is to associate and unite teachers and all other employees of educational institutions or local government bodies of whatever nature, or who are employed by or engaged by any organization which provides services to an educational institution or to a local government body, whether directly or indirectly, within the Province of Ontario, and to promote and safeguard their interests.


A member shall:

  1. avoid interfering in an unwarranted manner between other members and pupils;
  2. on making an adverse report on another member, furnish that member with a written statement of the report at the earliest possible time and not later than three days after making the report;
  3. prior to registering a complaint of harassment or bullying against another member, inform the member, either personally or through a representative, that the actions are unwelcome and must cease;
  4. Any member making an adverse report on another member shall include in the written statement the relevant date, details and alleged incidents that were related in the adverse report to the member and address and deliver the written statement to the member. (A.96)

Those OSSTF members found in violation of OSSTF by-laws may have their names forwarded to the OSSTF Provincial Judicial Council. Sanctions included in the by-laws include being banned from OSSTF meetings, a fine not to exceed the gross salary for 21 working days, and/or publication of the name, charges, and penalties of the member found in violation.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by OSSTF and while we endeavour to keep the information correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind.


980 Fraser Drive, Unit 211
Burlington, Ontario,
L7L 5P5
Phone (905) 332-1228
Fax (905) 335-9220


Students, parents, teachers and education workers all want a strong public education system. We work directly with our members to enhance the students’ experience every day. We work with parents and school boards to safeguard the quality of our public education system.