Provincial Committee Applications
(OECTA Handbook, 2022)
4.133 to receive the nominations for life membership by October 15, to review them and to make recommendations to the fall council of presidents;
4.134 to receive the nominations for honorary membership by October 15, to review them and to make recommendations to the fall council of presidents;
4.135 to receive nominations for the Marion Tyrrell Memorial Award of Merit, Pearse Shannon Memorial Association Service Award, Fintan Kilbride Memorial Social Justice Recognition Award and for the 25 Year Annual General Meeting Recognition Service Award by October 15, to review them and make recommendations to the November meeting of the provincial executive;
4.136 to receive applications for the Association scholarships and fellowships by April 1, to review them and make recommendations to the provincial executive for approval;
4.137 to receive applications for the Joan Kamps Memorial Bursaries by May 1, to review them and make recommendations to the provincial executive;
4.138 to receive and review the name(s) of members who have served as a delegate at the annual general meeting for 25 years or more, by October 15, and make recommendations to the November provincial executive meeting.
Catholic Education and Curriculum Committee
4.139 to contribute to the development and ongoing enrichment of the faith dimension, which is the essence of the Catholic education community;
4.140 to identify resources for opportunities which deepen the faith life of teachers and communities in which they serve;
4.141 to make recommendations on ways to help teachers understand, articulate and live out their teaching ministry within the Church;
4.142 to make recommendations on ways to meet the needs and desires of members who have responsibility for delivering and supporting curriculum in the Catholic school system, and to recommend action that the Association may pursue to satisfy these;
4.143 to make recommendations on ways to respond to issues which affect the faith life or teaching ministry of teachers in Catholic schools.
Collective Bargaining Committee
4.144 to be informed on issues, trends and problems in the areas of collective bargaining;
4.145 to identify members’ needs and concerns in collective bargaining and to recommend actions that the Association may pursue to satisfy these needs and concerns;
4.146 to encourage involvement of members at the local level and to assist teacher local bargaining unit collective bargaining chairpersons;
4.147 to advise and support the Association in planning annual collective bargaining seminars, conferences and workshops;
4.148 to annually review and provide input on a long-term collective bargaining action plan;
4.149 to prepare for each bargaining cycle, to review and develop both central and local collective bargaining objectives in consultation with bargaining units for approval by the council of presidents.
Educational Aid Committee
4.152 to conduct the foreign and domestic aid programs of the Association through the administration of the educational aid fund according to established criteria;
4.153 to study and report upon educational issues that are international in scope and to make recommendations when deemed appropriate;
4.154 to itemize all grants given for the fiscal year prior to the annual general meeting in the annual report to the annual general meeting;
4.155 to promote and administer the Association’s involvement in Project Overseas in conjunction with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.
4.156 to consider the financial position of the Association;
4.157 to prepare a budget to be reviewed quarterly;
4.158 to make recommendations in regard to annual fees;
4.159 to act as financial advisors to the provincial executive;
4.160 to take care that the surplus fees of the Association are invested with security primarily, and with a reasonable yield of interest when possible;
4.161 to review the securities owned by the Association from time to time;
4.162 to report to the provincial executive, to the council of presidents and to the annual general meeting whenever called upon to do so;
4.163 to meet bi-monthly.
Health and Safety Committee
4.164 to be informed of issues, trends and problems in the area of occupational health and safety and the workplace environment;
4.165 to identify members’ needs and to recommend actions that the Association should pursue to address these needs;
4.166 to inform the members of all aspects pertaining to occupational health and safety and the workplace environment;
4.167 to advise the Association in matters pertaining to occupational health and safety and workplace environmental issues that require attention;
4.168 to present such health and safety seminars, conferences and workshops as needed and directed by the provincial executive.
Human Rights Committee
4.169 to inform members of trends and issues pertaining to equal opportunities for members based on age, race, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and mental or physical ability by providing workshops and assisting local committees;
4.170 to make recommendations to eliminate discrimination on hiring, retention and promotion policies and practices;
4.171 to make recommendations to ensure barrier-free and discrimination-free workplaces;
4.172 to assist our students to recognize and appreciate the contributions of people of different ages, races, creeds, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations and mental or physical abilities;
4.173 to make recommendations to eliminate gender discrimination in clergy ordination;
4.174 to make recommendations regarding the development of educational resources on human rights issues;
4.175 to propose positions to be taken by the Association on issues pertaining to human rights;
4.176 to advise the provincial executive, the council of presidents and the general membership of issues both national and international affecting human rights.
4.177 to study and report on all matters pertaining to the constitution, by-laws, policies and procedures and the Association Handbook;
4.178 to be responsible for submitting such matters to the annual general meeting;
4.179 to receive all resolutions submitted for consideration of the annual general meeting;
4.180 to revise and combine resolutions and return to sponsors those resolutions which are revised or combined; if the sponsor objects to any such change the sponsor shall have the right to insist that the resolution as originally submitted be presented to the annual general meeting; but the legislation committee may attach to the resolution its proposed version and its reasons for returning the original resolution to the sponsor;
4.181 to return to sponsors those resolutions which require clarification or rationale and those resolutions which are redundant because they are already in the Association or Ontario Teachers’ Federation handbooks; if no written reply to written request for clarification or rationale or for a withdrawal is received within 30 days of the sending of the request to the sponsor, the resolution shall be withdrawn and the sponsor notified of the withdrawal; if the sponsor replies but fails to satisfy the legislation committee, the resolution as resubmitted by the sponsor shall be presented to the annual general meeting, but the legislation committee may recommend withdrawal and attach to the resolution its reasons for that recommendation;
4.182 to prepare for publication a list of resolutions eligible for consideration by the annual general meeting; the publication shall be made available to every member at least one month before the annual general meeting;
Member Engagement Committee
4.191 to make recommendations to promote the involvement and participation of teachers in the Association;
4.192 to monitor present member engagement practices and make recommendations for the most effective internal and external practices;
4.193 to make recommendations to support and promote teacher advocacy at the local and provincial levels;
4.194 to make recommendations to provide support and assistance to unit members responsible for member engagement;
Political Advisory Committee
4.202 to promote Association positions and interests at political party conventions and other political events;
4.203 to advise and assist units in their local political action and labour council activities;
4.204 to advise the provincial executive and membership of the political issues at the municipal, provincial and federal levels that affect Catholic education and to suggest strategies to influence the course of these issues.
Status of Women Committee
4.205 to advise the provincial executive on ways to enhance the status of women in society both nationally and internationally;
4.206 to develop recommendations for the provincial executive to assist units to establish programs to educate members about international women’s issues;
4.207 to make recommendations to the provincial executive for possible action related to the status of women;
4.208 to make recommendations to the provincial executive on outreach to community-based women’s organizations;
4.209 to inform all members of the current trends, issues and problems as they pertain to the status of women internationally.
Teacher Development Committee
4.210 to review teacher development programs, resources, structures, policies and procedures at the provincial and local levels;
4.211 to identify needs and desires of all members in the area of teacher development and to recommend actions that the Association may pursue to satisfy these;
4.212 to encourage involvement of teachers in the process of teacher professional education at the local level and to assist unit professional development chairpersons;
4.213 to advise and make recommendations regarding the Association’s beginning teachers and biennial teacher development conferences;
4.214 to recommend to the provincial executive the creation of project teams and their terms of reference:
4.214.1 the project team will assist with the development of resource(s) and program(s) and, when required, will assist with the implementation and/or in-service related to the development of a resource or program;
4.214.2 the specific duties and duration of a project team shall be defined by the provincial executive at the time of appointment; and
4.214.3 the recruitment and appointment process shall ensure as broad a provincial representation as is possible.