PD Application

Interested in completing some independent Professional Development? 


If you are a D18 Secondary Teacher with even one period of contract this year, you are eligible to apply for reimbursement for independent Professional Development opportunities. Just click on the application link below.

Please note: the application process has changed

The first thing you will need to do is attach your receipt before filling in the remainder of the application. There is no longer a paper option for receipts. So, if you do not have a picture or PDF of the receipt, create one by scanning your receipt to PDF (this can be done on school photocopiers) or take a clear picture of the receipt. Your application cannot be submitted without a receipt. If you need assistance, please consult with your branch Ed Services Rep or, if you have no rep, then the TBU Ed Services Officer.

And remember, you can apply more than once per school year up to the yearly maximum. Your yearly maximum is calculated based on the number of contract sections this year divided by 6. The yearly maximum will be set at the Ed Services Committee meeting in October. Please note that no payments will be made until the yearly maximum is set.

What We Fund
We provide reimbursement for PD which is:
          • teacher-selected
          • designed to develop teachers as teachers


OSSTF Ed. Services Committee limits the support to REGISTRATION FEES ONLY. We do not fund materials, food, transportation or accommodations.

What We Do Not Fund

We do not provide funding for AQ courses because these potentially lead to a salary increase and generate a tax credit. Nor do we provide funding for ABQ, college or university courses because these generate a tax credit. EXCEPTION: courses that are designed to develop teachers as teachers which are audited and for which a tax receipt will not be issued, may qualify for funding.

Any concerns about whether a PD opportunity is covered should be discussed with the Educational Services representative at your school.

PD Reimbursement Application Form

If you attempt to access the PD Application form from a ugcloud account, you will receive an error message. This is due to a security policy in place on ugcloud accounts. 


Please log into a personal Google account in order to fill out the form. If you do not have one, you might consider borrowing a friend's account, or you will need to create one. Here are instructions on how to do this using an existing email account: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/27441?hl=en

Looking for a Professional Development Opportunity?  Check out the conferences and resources made available by these organizations:





OSSTF Professional Development / Training

Teaching Strategies for Students with Special Needs

OTF Learning

OSSTF External Conferences

Intel Education for k-12

Teachers First


Provincial OSSTF Awards, Scholarships, Grants, and Bursaries for members and their families.


OSSTF Provincial offers bursaries and awards that may be used by members to further their studies, including studies that lead to a post-graduate degree or certification. While you're there, be sure to check out the Financial Assistance Awards for Further Education page.