The weather was beautiful on Saturday, June 9th for the Timmins PRIDE rally and parade. Local executive members were joined by NDP MP, Charlie Angus and NDP MPP, Gilles Bisson to lend support to a great day for the LGBTQ2S community.
President Sam Hammond speaks to the rally crowd.
Provincial Executive Member and Local ONE Liason, Nathan Core, joined Local ONE President Lori Ridley-Whyte, and Provincial Executive VP/Female, Monica Rusnak.
Teachers and other educational professionals gather outside the Mowat Block at the Ministry of Education
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Local leaders joined President Sam Hammond and other provincial executive members, to march to the Mowat Block of the Ontario Ministry of Education. The Building Better Schools platform was the message that was sent by the marchers. President Hammond addressed the crowd and thanked everyone for the show of solidarity in the lead-up to the writ being dropped and the Ontario election being announced.
On April 7, Local ONE held a free swim with pizza afterwards, at the Waterfront Inn in New Liskeard to help raise funds for Caring Close to Home . The organization is committed to raising funds to purchase equipment so people can receive specialized medical care right in the tri-town area and not have to travel great distances to receive such services. Over $350 was raised to put toward the capital campaign.
On March 5th and 6th, 2018 collective bargaining representatives for both full-time and occasional teachers, attended collective bargaining training held in Toronto. Participants were treated to a warm welcome from President Sam Hammond as well as an excellent keynote address from JP Hornick who is the second vice-president of OPSEU Local 556. The message throughout the two days was to be prepared and be united when participating in collective bargaining on behalf of the membership. Below are your local leaders showing support for our fellow educators in the province of Nova Scotia. (L to R Shannon Wittmaack Local ONE OT President, Bill Newell Local ONE VP, Tina Girard Collective Bargaining rep Local ONE, Lori Ridley-Whyte Local ONE President, Darrell MacGregor, Local ONE OT VP, kneeling in front, Cheryl Sheffield, Local ONE Chief Negotiator. Missing from the picture is Travis Kendall, Local ONE OT collective bargaining rep.
ETFO Provincial is offering a 3 day summer academy workshop, August 28,29, and 30th in Timmins at the Holiday Inn. The focus is Positive Education – Cultivating Well-Being through the Science of Positive Psychology. For full course description and registration, please go to www.etfo.ca