EWBT Deadline Extension to April 6, 2018

Please read the attached communication regarding the new benefit plan to determine whether you qualify for the deadline extension.


If you have already contacted OTIP and they have initiated a file, ticket or investigation regarding your enrollment, this deadline does NOT apply to you.

OTIP will contact you once they have confirmed the information necessary for you to become part of the plan. This may take two to three weeks.The coverage will be valid from March 1st once you have completed the enrollment process.

Benefit Information for NHA and ESSS Members

If you work in the role of Noon Hour Assistant or Elementary School Student Supervisor, you will be offered the opportunity to enroll for the new EWBT Benefits Plan. Information regarding the plan and enrollment should be arriving at your home address in approximately three (3) weeks.  From the time you receive the invitation to enroll, you will have 31 days to complete the enrollment, if you are interested.  It is important to note that benefit coverage premium costs are determined by the provider according to the number of hours you are regularly scheduled to work as a permanent employee. The cost for someone working a ten hour work week is fifty percent (50%) of the premium while the cost increases to one hundred percent (100%) of the premium for those scheduled to work fewer than 10 hours per week. Please wait for your information package to arrive and check back to the website for updates.


Have you enrolled in EWBT? – Enrollment Deadline is March 23

Read the most recent bulletin with last-minute details regarding the benefit plan.

CUPE_Bulletin- March 2018

CUPE_Bulletin -Feb 2018

You must enroll into the new benefits plan by March 23 to avoid late applicant rules. If you have yet to receive registration information contact OTIP right away at 1-866-783-6847.

Please note that there could be a delay in benefit activation due to a backlog of data at Great West Life.  Data is being uploaded daily but you may want to check with Great West Life (1-866-800-8058) if you have a prescription you need filled or some other service you need to use to ensure you have access to your benefits.


Report, Report, Report – It Is Your Right and Obligation!

Check out the following link for more information about your right to be safe at work and your obligation to report incidents.

Complete and Incident Report, print your copy, fax your copy (after your supervisor signs it), keep your copy.  When you are hit, pinched, kicked etc by a student, report it as Occupational Violence.  Call the office for assistance or questions.