Extended Health Care and Dental Benefits Booklets
Extended Health and Dental Benefits exist as the result of many rounds of negotiations over the past 35 or so years since teachers won the right to collectively bargain. The benefits listed in the bookelts below and in the Collective Agreement exist because they were deemed by current and previous members of our Bargaining Unit to be priority items for negotiations and were won by bargaining teams at the bargaining table on behalf of those members.
Benefits that are a part of our Collective Agreement are paid for by the Toronto District School Board with funding received from the Ministry of Education through its education funding formula. Benefits claims are currently administered by Manulife Financial as contracted by the Toronto District School Board.
For detailed information pertaining to benefits available to Secondary Teachers' Bargaining Unit Members, click on the appropriate links on this page, below.
The EAP provides access to short-term counselling away from the workplace, where your problems can be resolved in an environment of understanding and strict privacy. It provides confidential, professional consultation and assistance for you and your family around the following problems:
- family and marital relationships
- work and personal/family balance
- personal and emotional difficulties
- depressions, anxiety and stress
- workplace stress
- alcoholism and drug dependency
- grief and bereavement issues
- childcare/eldercare issues
- legal and financial concerns
FGI is the company that administers and runs the confidential counselling and information services for the EAP.
The Employee Assistance Program website requires you to enter a username and password to access it. They are not person specific, they are specific to the employer. The reason for this is so the EAP can gear the information on that part of the website to a particular employee group. The username for STBU members is tdsb and the password is tdsb101.