September 7, 2021
TDSB Vaccination Policy
ETT has been in receipt of many letters about the provincial government’s immunization disclosure policy for publicly funded school boards as well as the recent motion that was passed by TDSB Trustees requiring mandatory vaccination of staff.
The government’s policy requires those working in publicly funded school boards to disclose their COVID-19 vaccine status to their employer by September 7, 2021. ETFO has reviewed the government’s policy with legal counsel to determine whether it violates our members’ rights or school boards’ obligations to comply with legislation (including privacy legislation, human rights legislation, Charter obligations, etc.) or is in breach of ETFO collective agreements. That review concluded that school boards can require members to disclose this information. Boards must ensure that your vaccine status information is protected from unauthorized disclosure, and that it is only used for the purpose for which it has been collected.
ETFO recognizes that our members have many questions about the provincial government’s policy and how it is being implemented by school boards. Please be assured that ETFO is closely monitoring this implementation to ensure our members’ rights are respected and boards are applying the government’s policy in compliance with their legislative and collective agreement obligations.
ETFO will continue to update our members as this issue evolves.