We are OPSEU

We are OPSEU

Bold, strong, fearless.
Proud of our past 
Prepared for our future
Where innovation meets creativity
And democracy and decency steer our debate
155,000 strong
Founded on the principle of fairness
Guided by equity and social justice
Shaped by the need to change
Agile, responsive and always ahead of the curve
Afraid of nothing and no one
Accomplishing what others can only dream of
We are in our communities
On our streets
And in the halls of power
Where we are known by name
We don't start fights
But we do finish them
We don't look for conflict
But we don't shy away from it either
We touch lives
From registering birth 
To finalizing death
And everything in between
We keep our communities safe
We shape minds young and not so young
We care for the poor and the infirmed
We give voice to the powerless
And we make sure the doctor isn't guessing
We don't accept change that brings harm
But we always adopt to the need to change
We lead by example
We march to solidarity
And where there is no justice
There will be no peace.  
We are the change
The catalyst for justice
We are OPSEU. 



Custodians: Keeping schools clean and safe for students

Custodians from OPSEU/SEFPO Sector 3 (education workers) keep schools clean and inspect playground equipment to…

Maintenance workers: Keeping our schools in good repair

Maintenance workers from OPSEU/SEFPO Sector 3 (education workers) keep the lights on and all systems…

ABA Workers: Helping students learn in an integrated classroom

Applied Behavioural Analysis Workers educate and support autistic students, as they learn in an integrated…

Child and Youth Workers: Ensuring all students have a voice

Child and Youth Workers – the behavioural specialists – give students the tools they need to…
An interpreter helps two students

Sector 3’s interpreters and intervenors: helping to make connections

Not all students communicate the same way. To ensure the right message gets passed the…
School IT worker

Information technologists: leading the way forward

Sector 3’s IT members make available the latest technology to give students the best, most…
Ride-along EA greets student at school bus

Ride-along EAs: ensuring students get where they’re going – every time

Ride-along educational assistants are the onboard angels who watch over kids with care needs or…

Office and clerical staff: the glue that holds our schools together

Ever wondered what the people behind the school office counter are doing? This revealing video…

Lunch monitors: watching out for students' safety

Students need to be protected whenever they’re at school – and that includes lunch. Our…

ESL/LINC/Citizenship instructors: helping New Canadians integrate into their community

Many ESL (English as a second language), LINC (Language instruction for newcomers to Canada) and…

Early childhood educators – giving kids a great start!

Watch as designated early childhood educators (DECEs) help give kids a positive and inclusive education…

Educational assistants – supporting kids in so many ways!

Wondering what educational assistants do? Watch and discover the many ways they support kids, respond…
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021: OPSEU/SEFPO Staff Celebration

On December 2, 2021, OPSEU/SEFPO staff held their first virtual celebration for the International Day…
"I am more than" Provincial Women's Committee Conference illustration

OPSEU/SEFPO Women’s Conference 2021: “I am more than”

The OPSEU/SEFPO Provincial Women’s Committee held its first-ever virtual Women’s Conference on October 18 &…
Woman looking through a window

World Mental Health Day 2021: OPSEU/SEFPO Staff Event

On October 7, 2021 OPSEU/SEFPO staff recognized World Mental Health Day (October 10) by coming…
Indigenous person playing music. STAFF: Diversity, inclusion, equity

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

On Monday, September 27, 2021, OPSEU/SEFPO staff attended a mandatory one-hour educational session on truth…