ETT Members, your ETT Union Committees are getting underway and there are many to choose from.
These Committees are member lead and driven, and reflect the varied passions and interests of you and your colleagues.
Take a look and sign up as soon as possible—each Committee’s ETT Executive Liaison will be scheduling their first meeting in September.
Sign up for ETT Committees 2023–2024 by:
October 1, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
(Sign-up form found at the end of all the descriptions.)
Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Justice
Executive Liaison: Julius
As a local in one of the world’s most diverse cities, ETT has a responsibility to promote tolerance, acceptance, and understanding within the public education system and the community-at-large. The Anti-Racism, Equity, and Social Justice Committee seeks to achieve these important goals through activities that are reflective of its diverse membership, and by studying issues relating to curriculum, hiring, and the celebration of diversity.
The Anti-Racism, Equity, and Social Justice Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT office.
Executive Liaison: Chadwick Gordon
The Budget Committee is responsible for crafting a balanced budget that addresses ETT’s needs. After reviewing last year’s expenses and requests from other Standing Committees, the budget committee creates a recommended budget for ETT for the upcoming year.
The Budget Committee begins meeting in early October, meeting once or twice a month until the budget is presented at the ETT Annual Meeting held in May.
Collective Agreement and Bargaining
Executive Liaison: Laura McCoy
The Collective Agreement and Bargaining Committee assists the Negotiating Team and the Executive in preparing for negotiations, up to and including the approval of the preliminary submission by the membership. The committee may also be called upon to assist in other ways during the negotiations process, such as preparing for and implementing any sanctions approved by the membership.
The Collective Agreement and Bargaining Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT office.
The Communications/Public Relations Committee makes recommendations to the Executive with regard to the website, ETT publications, and the general distribution of information. The committee also works to promote events, workshops, and other ETT activities.
The Communications/Public Relations Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT office.
The Governance Committee is responsible for establishing procedures, organizing, and conducting elections for the Executive, Regional Organizers, and delegates to the ETFO Annual Meeting. The committee also recommends revisions to the ETT Constitution and Bylaws and prepares resolutions for the ETFO Annual Meeting.
Health and Safety
Executive Liaison: Chadwick Gordon
The Health and Safety Committee discusses issues of concern regarding the set up and implementation of the Toronto District School Board Joint Health and Safety Committee.
Government cutbacks across the system are leading to an increase in health and safety concerns in our classrooms and schools. The Health and Safety committee is instrumental in bringing these concerns forward and educating our members about them.
The Health and Safety Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT office.
Labour Education and Leadership
Executive Liaison: Jonathan Giles
The Labour Education and Leadership Committee collects and circulates information on activities related to labour education and leadership, as well as organizing labour education workshops and promoting participation in labour-focused events and activities.
The Labour Education and Leadership Committee meets in the ETT office on a monthly basis, though extra work sessions are often held to prepare for specific events.
Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual
The Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) Committee works to enhance awareness of 2SLGBTQIA+ issues in the Local, the teaching profession, and society. The goals of the committee include:
- Providing strategies to ensure that all ETT activities are inclusive, and support 2SLGBTQQIA+ members to become active in our local and at the provincial level.
- Providing education to members about the histories and experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in our workplaces and society.
- Advising and making recommendations to the ETT Executive of strategies which raise awareness and sensitize ETT members about 2SLGBTQIA+ issues.
- Co-operating with other communities, unions, individuals, and community groups to advance awareness of 2SLGBTQIA+ issues in our Local.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT office.
Executive Liaisons: Emily Macklin
The Member Service Committee organizes social events for members, manages ETT Awards, and recognizes significant events in the lives of members, including births, promotions, retirements, and more.
The Member Service Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT Office.
Political Action and Public Education
The Political Action and Public Education Committee works to promote the teaching profession, protect collective bargaining, and defend public education. The goal of the committee is to educate our members and the public through political activism at the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal levels.
The Political Action and Public Education Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT Office. Individual sub-committees often meet more frequently.
Status of Women
The Status of Women Committee focuses on developing and implementing leadership initiatives for members and examines the issues which challenge women seeking leadership. Issues explored include gender, anti–violence, and poverty.
The ETT Status of Women Committee meets approximately once a month in the ETT Office.