For over 40 years, OTF's International Assistance Fund has provided support to locally-initiated educational projects in developing countries, undertaken by teacher organizations, schools and other groups. The fund is administered by a committee of teachers, representing each of OTF's Affiliates.
Among the supported projects each year is usually at least one project initiated by CODE (the Canadian Organization for Development through Education) and several projects funded under the auspices of the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF).
The International Assistance Fund is financed through OTF's membership fees.
The Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund provides grants to foreign students or educators who are enrolled in an educational institution in Canada and who indicate their intention of returning to their own countries to work within an educational environment. Grants are made from the accrued interest in the fund.
The Ontario Lesotho Educational Sustaining Fund (OLEF) assists needy students in Lesotho in pursuing their education, particularly in the area of teacher training.
INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Requests for funding from the OTF International Assistance Fund will not be processed during the summer months (June-August). Applications will only be accepted commencing September 15.
• First meeting (takes place in early December) - must be received no later than November 1
• Second meeting (takes place in early June) - must be received no later than May 1
If your application is received by OTF after the deadline date for the first meeting (November 1), it will be held on file for consideration at the second meeting.
If your application is received by OTF after the deadline date for the second meeting (May 1), it will not be carried forward to the next fiscal/budget year. A new application must be submitted.
Terms of Reference – OTF International Assistance Committee (PDF)
2011-2012 Report to the Annual Board of Governors’ Meeting (PDF)
International Assistance 2011-2012 in Images (Video)
International Assistance Application Form (Word)
Blanche Snell Application Form (Word)
Blanche Snell Flyer (PDF)
For more information on international assistance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org