Contact Us

Mailing Address:

1077 Boundary Road, Unit 107
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 8P8

You can also use the “Red Bag” courier system of the DDSB free of charge. The bag is usually found in the office of each school – just ask the secretary.  Address your envelope to “Durham Occasional Teachers’ Local – Boundary Rd”.

Phone:  905-404-0411
Toll Free:  1-888-665-6611
FAX:  905-438-0711
For General Enquiries email:

Email Addresses

George Taylor, President

Karen Walker, First Vice President

Sharon Ramberan Singh, Second Vice President

Sharon Ramberan Singh, Professional Learning Chair

Ann Webb, Social Committee Chair

Tanushree Krishnanand, Social Media Chair                                                            

Etelka Haagaard, Equity Chair                                                                                          


Legal Assistance for Members

The Federation provides legal assistance to defend members against allegations that are related to the member’s teaching duties or employment responsibilities. Click here for more information: ( Involving CAS and_or Police.aspx)

If you are contacted by the police, Ontario College of Teachers, or Children’s Aid Society (CAS) regarding an allegation against you:

  • Do not participate in or consent to an interview.
  • Make no statement to anyone regarding the allegation/charges.
  • Say “I am willing to cooperate but I am unable to comment until I contact the Federation and legal counsel.”
  • Call ETFO professional relations staff at 1-888-838-3836 or 416-962-3836 and state that your call is urgent.

Counselling Support

If you are in need of immediate support or help finding resources, you can call the Distress Centre Durham 24/7 distress line at1-800-452-0688.

The Distress Centre Durham Resource Centre offers a variety of resource and referral information on:

  • mental health
  • addictions
  • suicide
  • homicide
  • grief and bereavement

Trained support staff can also provide community referral and support network information. The resource centre materials (books, periodicals, videos etc.) are available to be borrowed. Further information can be obtained by calling 905-430-3511