2023 Membership Tax Receipts

If you pay OPC membership fees by cheque or credit card, paid retroactive fees by cheque or credit card during 2023, are employed by the Renfrew District School Board or are a Member on Term Assignment, your 2023 membership tax receipt is available on our website under My Profile, Member Tax Rec, 2023. For all other Members who paid fees via payroll deduction, use the amount recorded in box 44 on your T4 slip. In such cases, the OPC receipt should be maintained for record keeping purposes only. It is important that you do not use both the OPC receipt and the amount in box 44, as this may result in your tax return being audited by Revenue Canada. Associate fees are not tax deductible, but a payment confirmation receipt is available on our website under My Profile, Associate Rec, 2023. Note that receipts are only available while you have an active membership status. For additional information or questions, email us at membership@principals.ca.

Bill 124

In January, the three P/VP associations wrote a letter to the government requesting dates to begin to discuss a remedy regarding Bill 124. Our goal is to secure a remedy that provides fair compensation to principals and vice-principals. We have also developed a Q and A and we will provide an update as the bargaining progresses.

50-Day Re-employment Limit

Over the past four years, the three provincial P/VP associations (OPC, CPCO and ADFO) requested that the OTF increase the 50-day re-employment rule to 95-days without penalty for OTPP retirees. Last week, we sent a letter to OTF, renewing our request for a further, temporary increase for the 2023-2024 school year.

The Register is Out

Our Winter issue of The Register magazine is now available online! Read about school board reporting obligations and the Ontario College of Teachers, practicum experiences for teacher candidates, equitable schooling outcomes and the benefits of postsecondary learning.

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Quote to Ponder

Never be too big to ask questions. Never know too much to learn something new.” – Dreamstime.com


Mixed reviews for Nova Scotia plan to lower entry requirements for teachers

Bill 124 ruled unconstitutional

AI use rapidly growing in schools – how to deal with it?

Doctor wants postsecondary students to be protected against meningitis

Government won’t raise tuition as colleges, universities ask for help

Students want parents to know they are stressed

Queen’s Park Update

The House resumed sitting today.