ETFO Halton Committees 2016-17

Early Years Committee – Liaison:  Lisa Boehmer

  • Inform and educate members of ETFO-Halton about issues related to the Early Years
  • Identify ways to encourage and support Kindergarten/early Primary teachers
  • Plan and coordinate activities that meet the needs of teachers

First Five Committee -Liaison: Nicolle Kuiper

  • Plan workshops to support new teachers (e.g. curriculum based, subject based, classroom management)
  • Plan social events for new teachers (e.g. bowling, laser tag)
  • Discuss issues impacting teachers in their first five years of teaching
  • You must be in your first five years of teaching to join this committee

French as a Second Language (FSL) -Liaison: Flora Tzaras

  • Discuss issues of importance to French teachers
  • Advocate on behalf of French teachers
  • Plan workshops to support French teachers

Health & Safety – Liaison: John Henley

  • Provide support to school / site H&S reps
  • Support wellness initiatives
  • Monitor accident reports and provide information to teachers

Local Labour Council Delegate – Liaison: Brian Jackson

  • Liaise with other union members of the Oakville and District Labour Council
  • Participate in activities to support unionism (e.g. Day of Mourning Ceremony)
  • Meet 2nd Thursday of the month at the CAW 707 Galaxy Club, Oakville

Political Action/Public Relations – Liaison: Denis Levesque

  • Work with other labour and community groups to further the cause of public education and unionism
  • Work to ensure that educational issues are seen as important in all election campaigns
  • Plan activities to inform and educate members on local and global issues which affect teachers and education
  • Support community activities through sponsorships
  • Plan and implement three “Staff Morale” draws (1 per term)
  • Administer awards (scholarships / bursaries / member awards)

Professional Learning – Liaison: Kendra Baskin

  • Plan PD workshops for members
  • Provide input for the ETFO Lending Library
  • Oversee the Federation Fund which supports PD opportunities for members

Social – Liaison: Georganne Clarkson

  • Plan four “Night Out” events over the course of the year; one in each of the four areas
  • Provide hard cover picture books for newly adopted / born children of members
  • Plan social events for members and families

Social Justice – Liaison: Candice Parent

  • Inform and educate members about issues related to social justice
  • Work in conjunction with other community groups to further the cause of social justice and equity
  • Plan / participate in activities that address equity issues

Status of Men – Liaison: To be determined

  • Provide workshops on topics of interest to male teachers
  • Participate in White Ribbon Campaign to share information to male teachers re: violence toward women
  • Make donations to selected organizations that provide services across Halton Region

Status of Women – Liaison: Meghan MacLeod

  • Provide workshops on topics of interest to female teachers
  • Sponsor a family through the Holiday Hamper programme at Halton Women’s Place
  • Make donations to selected organizations that provide services for women & children, locally & globally

If you would like to join a committee or attend a committee meeting to see what it’s all about, please contact the Liaison via the Board gmail.

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