Front Line Education Heroes: Share your stories

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Education Workers are there first to help students in need

Education Workers are there first to help students in need

Education workers are the front line workers who often see when a student is in need. It is myself & my fellow…
Providing compassion and understanding for students who are escalated and in crisis

Providing compassion and understanding for students who are escalated and in crisis

Education workers on the front line respond to students who are escalated and in crisis. We are often hit, bit, kicked, pushed,…
Why I love my job as an education worker

Why I love my job as an education worker

When the students I support come off the bus, their smiles and excitement remind me of why I love my job as…

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Hello,

I want to thank you for the work that you’ve done throughout the pandemic supporting Ontario’s students. You have stepped up over the last year and persevered through the challenges, stresses, and uncertainties of working in the education system. The work you do in elementary, secondary, and adult education is vital to keep students engaged, learning, and safe. You’re the front-line heroes in our education system.  You put yourself at risk to provide academic, behavioural, social, emotional, physical, and medical support. You have been the dependable lifeline for the students you’ve supported throughout the pandemic and we want to hear from you!  Thank you!

As an essential education worker you know what is happening in our schools, both remote and on-line. Your stories and experiences will help us to continue the work that we’re doing to educate those in power, parents and the public about what really happens day to day in Ontario’s schools.

We want to hear from you about what is happening in your workplaces.  Call us or email us and tell us about the challenges, the successes and everything in between.

Share your stories at: 1-833-OPSEU ED (1-833-677-3833) or email us at educationworkers@opseu.org

Your submissions can be long or short- we will ensure that your comments remain confidential. If your submission or a piece of your submission is used, we will carefully edit it to ensure your anonymity.

The toll free number and/or email will be used to collect stories, experiences, quotes, and thoughts that you want to share to make others aware of the impact of your work with students, your loved ones, and communities.

Please continue to reach out to your local executive, stewards, staff representatives, and OPSEU/SEFPO offices with workplace concerns. 

In solidarity,
Warren (Smokey) Thomas

OPSEU/SEFPO President