About Us

We are a teachers’ association that represents 45,000 professional women and men who teach all grades in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario.

OECTA promotes the professional and contractual welfare of our members, promotes the principles of Catholic education, and defends the constitutional rights of the Catholic school system in Ontario. OECTA is affiliated with the Ontario Teachers' Federation, the Canadian Teachers' Federation, Education International, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

Our local union has approximately 400 members. The main responsibilities of the local bargaining unit are to represent its members in local collective bargaining negotiations with their employing school board, process member grievances, and advocate for the health and safety of the workplace environment.

President: Chantal Ranourt

OECTA Pledge

I pledge to work for the goal of Christian education which is to co-operate with Divine Grace in forming the true and perfect Christian.
I promise to obey the rules and regulations of The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association and to fulfill my duties as a member.

OECTA Prayer

Creator God, we praise you, the source of all life. Renew our faith and guide us in our ministry as Catholic teachers. Let us touch the hearts and minds of those with whom we work.

Lord Jesus, share with us your counsel, so we may choose knowledge over ignorance, wisdom over waste, peace over injustice, community over isolation and service over domination.

Holy Spirit, nurture our growth. Inspire us to give birth to the creative powers within us. Let us come to the fullness of life promised in the Gospel.


The Current Executive members are:

​President: Chantal Rancourt 1st Vice President: Jules Guenette 2nd Vice President: Denise Filipovic OT Rep: Julie St Marseille

​Treasurer: Shannon Duguay Secretary: Tracey Marcil Councillors: Chantal Bazinet, and Michelle Kaur,