December 8, 2021

ETFO Letter Regarding SAPP

As the letter affirms, ETFO wholeheartedly supports the purpose of the SAPP (Sexual Abuse Prevention Program) as we care deeply about the safety and well-being of the students we have the privilege to serve. To ensure this mandatory program is accessed in a way that ensures its successful completion, ETFO is asking the OCT to revisit the SAPP’s implementation. ETFO’s asks are outlined in the letter and include:

  • extending the deadline for completion to December 31, 2022, from August 31, 2022, so that the training can be completed during a Professional Activity (PA) Day in the fall of 2022;
  • supports for members who are themselves victims of sexual abuse and for whom the training may be traumatizing or re-traumatizing; and
  • consideration for members who may be on leave and unavailable before the start of next school year, or who require medical accommodation to complete this new requirement.

Dec. 8/21 Letter to OCT and MOE re SAPP