January 20, 2016
OCT Surveys – Notice to Members
There are two surveys from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) currently being conducted. ETFO members are advised not to participate in either survey.
Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation
The OCT has sent emails to some members with the subject line “Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation”. The College is requesting participation in a survey related to the Coroner’s Jury recommendation that the OCT consider having its members attest annually that they have reviewed materials issued by the College relating to their duty to report abuse and/or neglect of children and youth to a children’s aid society or child and family services agency pursuant to the Child and Family Services Act.
Please be advised that ETFO as well as OTF and the other affiliates have already been consulted by the College on this matter, and all are in agreement that it is not within the College’s mandate to have members provide an annual attestation to the College in this regard. As such, members of ETFO are advised not to participate in this College survey.
Professionally Speaking Reader Survey
The Ontario College of Teachers has circulated an intrusive marketing-type survey that asks personal questions which are well outside the role of the OCT (e.g., vacation habits, household income, number of cars, recreational activities).
Again, members of ETFO are advised not to participate in this College survey.