Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 16 York Region

District 16 Benevolent Fund 2020

As of April 2020 the Benevolent Fund has been discontinued, due to the current events and circumstances.

D16 T/OT (Teacher/Occasional Teacher) has formed a District 16 T/OT Strike Action Benevolent Fund Committee, which consists of three D16 Executive members. 

Benevolent fund:

  1. The purpose of the fund is to aid active members of the D16 T/OT who are in ‘extreme, unpredictable’ financial distress incurred by the rotating single day full day strikes
  2. The committee will be making decisions to authorize a non-repayable grant depending on the circumstances outlined in the application – in the form of a gift card (s) to a maximum of $250
  3. A copy of Committee meeting minutes, which authorize grants will be shared with the District 16 Executive. These minutes will indicate the amount of the grant
  4. The Committee will investigate all requests, and will determine the amount of the grant to be provided
  5. Following the conclusion of strike action, all the members’ confidential information will be destroyed



  1. Any active member of D16 T/OT can fill out a fund application and submit it to the Committee, or may be referred to the Committee by an active member of D16 T/OT
  2. We encourage that you explore other available financial options, including applying for an Educators Financial Group Line of Credit (https://educatorsfinancialgroup.ca/borrowing/loans/)



  1. Submit all completed forms by email: d16.office@osstfd16.on.ca, by fax (905-836-6210), or in person to the District Office
  2. Members will be informed by email from the committee about the decisions and a follow up contact phone call from the District Executive Officer, Gerry Harrison