EAST END HOCKEY

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East End Hockey 2023 Looking for a skate this upcoming hockey season? Look no further. All skill levels welcome. Skates: Every Monday Time: 9:30-11 Duration: Starting September 25th– Until April 29th *** Only 4 weeks during this time in which we don’t skate: Oct 9th:Thanksgving Dec 25th: Christmas Jan 1st: New Years Day Feb 19th: Family Day Cost: $125 for the entire season, or $15 per … Read More

Passing of District Chief Henrick “Rick” Batelaan

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District Chief Henrick “Rick” Batelaan – Jan 31st, 1964 – July 17th, 2023 It is with great sadness that we inform the membership of the passing of our active member DC Rick Batelaan, at the age of 59. He passed at home with his family by his side. District Chief Batelaan started with the Scarborough Fire Department on May 27th, … Read More

Retired Groups Recognised by TPFFA

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Twenty-five years ago saw the amalgamation of the six municipalities merged into the City of Toronto we know today. This resulted in the six firefighter associations (East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, and York) merging into one – the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association. Each Association had its own group of retirees who looked after their retired members and … Read More

President’s Message

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UNION NOTICE: #23-029 Tuesday, March 14, 2023Subject: President’s MessageUnion Notice 23-029 Date: March 14, 2023Subject: President’s MessageTo: All Members Where do I begin to show appreciation to those who have supported and trusted me for almost two and a half decades? We have been through some exciting and very challenging times. Along the way, we enjoyed a laugh, had many … Read More

Benefit Verification Settlement

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BENEFIT VERIFICATION SETTLEMENT The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association and the City have resolved the Benefit Verification Grievance. Approximately 1100 active members and retirees were suspended, resulting in approximately 2500 spouses and children having their benefits retroactively turned off on February 1, 2023. For those impacted, the reinstatement of benefits will start immediately. Apparently, it is a time-consuming process and … Read More

Ontario Expands Fire Fighter Cancer coverage

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The Ontario Government announced today that workplace cancers for fire fighters will include pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton says the changes will be retroactive to 1960 in order to cover both active and retired fire fighters. If any of the prescribed cancers apply to you or someone you know please make sure they are aware and … Read More

Toy Drive Volunteers

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3888 UNION NOTICE: #22-117Monday October 17, 2022Subject: Toy Drive-Volunteers Needed Hello everyone, we are approaching our peak time of year and are looking for volunteers. We have decided to run a volunteer orientation session to meet and greet all of you, as well as ensure the smooth operation of the warehouse. If you would like to be a volunteer this … Read More

Unreasonable for Toronto to dismiss firefighters

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Unreasonable for Toronto to dismiss firefighters over vaccine status, arbitrator saysIn a victory for 13 firefighters who lost their jobs over vaccine status, a labour arbitrator ruled that Toronto’s enforcement of its vaccination policy was not reasonable, setting a potential precedent for other fired workers By Christine Dobby Business Reporter – Sat., Aug. 27, 2022 (Toronto Star) In a decision that … Read More