About Us

The Renfrew County Occasional Teacher Local represents nearly 200 Occasional Teachers working for the Renfrew County District School Board.  The Local protects the rights of our members, negotiates and safeguards collective agreements, and provides professional development activities.

We teach all elementary grades and subjects. Our assignments may be as short as half a day or as long as one year. The Occasional Teachers in our Local are all certified, qualified, professional teachers who teach in the absence of our regular teacher colleagues.


The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), our parent organisation, represents over 78,000 members who are public elementary school teachers, occasional teachers, designated early childhood educators, educational support personnel and professional support personnel.

These dedicated professionals work in over 2,600 schools across Ontario.  They teach, support, and inspire almost one million children ranging in age from four to 14 years.  Along with providing protective and professional services for these members, ETFO promotes equity and social justice within our education system and broader society.