Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

Professional Development


To provide funding assistance (to a maximum of $100.00 per member per school year to be used towards registration fees only) to District 13 members for conferences, workshops or non-credit courses.  The absolute deadline for submission of Funding Request Application Forms is June 1st.

To organize meaningful professional development activities.

To co-ordinate and organize the District 13 PD Day.

OSSTF / DDSB Professional Development Day

Our OSSTF/DDSB joint PD Day is held in November. "Beyond the Book" is a subject-based professional development day put on by our teachers for our teachers.

The workshop proposal form is available by choosing Committees --> Professional Development --> Call For Proposals at the top of this site.

Click here for pictures and feedback from a past PD Day.


One per month until November then bi-monthly at 4:15 pm at the District Office.

Meeting dates for 2017-2018 include: Sep. 12, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Feb. 8, May 10, and June 14.

Duties of the School Representatives

To attend the P.D. meetings once a month.

To distribute Funding Request Application Forms to those members needing financial assistance for P.D. activities.

To check and sign these Forms, ensure appropriate documentation and then forward them to the P.D. Chair.

To collect proof of attendance (receipt) from the applicants.

To distribute the cheques to the successful applicants once the Executive
has approved the requests.

To inform members of available professional development activities.

Committee Members



Julie Mavin


Jim Scarth
Anderson CVI
Danielle Hunter Branch 18
Don Benton Brock
Carolyn Mapp
Brigitte Van De Laar Con Ed

Elyse Pinder


Jennifer Young Dunbarton HS
Nicole Watt Eastdale CVI

Diane Laurie


Sean McMillan

Henry Street

George Chaktsiris Maxwell Heights SS

Mandy Fisher O’Dell


Stephanie McMahon OCVI
Peter Morgulis Pickering HS

Esther Garber

Pine Ridge

Alden Fong Port Perry

Kirstyn Herzog


Ashley Price
Carrie Davis

Lisa Heenan


Charlotte Adams


Patricia Koziol


Ruth Leone

District Office

Ryan Kelly

District Office

Avril Burns


PD Funding Request Forms

To avoid delays please be sure to submit ALL of the required information / documents when making a request for PD funding. 

The absolute deadline for submission of Funding Request Application Forms is June 1st.

Click this link for the PD Funding Request Form