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Committees 

Join a committee and make a difference

Much of the business of the Association is conducted through the committee structure and all members of the Association are encouraged to participate on an OECTA Committee.

Please consider contributing your time and talents to your Association by serving on a committee. Explore the list of committees below and the tasks and responsibilities for each to find a committee where you would like to contribute your time. Use the link on the Committee Application Form to sign up.

2019-2020 Committee Sign-Up will take place in June and September 2019

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Awards

  • Receive applications for bursaries, grants and scholarships and make recommendations for Executive approval.

  • Receive applications for the Unit awards and make recommendations for Executive approval. The OECTA Ottawa Catholic Teachers awards are:

    • The Doreen Brady Award

    • The Dr. William Crossan Bursary 

    • The Sylvester Quinn Award

    • The Elizabeth Patch Award

    • The Bernadette MacNeil Award

Beginning Teachers

  • Promote the involvement and participation of Beginning Teachers in the Association.

  • Address the needs and concerns of Beginning Teachers.

  • Support Beginning Teachers in their professional endeavours. 

Communications

  • Promote the Association’s position on current educational issues.

  • Promote the activities and services of the Association to its members and the Catholic community.

Election

  • Organize Unit election

  • Uphold the rights of the membership to have access to the elections process

  • To have an election unhindered by bias and prejudice

Elementary

  • Work toward achieving the Unit's objectives within the elementary schools
  • Work toward achieving the Unit’s objectives within the elementary schools
  • Identify needs of membership as they apply to elementary schools
  • Make known the professional development needed of elementary teachers to the PD Committee.

Finance

  • Prepare a budget for the Association at the local level.

  • Invest the monies as reserve in a responsibly fiscal way.

  • Present the budget at the Unit’s Annual General meeting for approval.

Health and Safety

  • Be informed of Health and Safety issues, trends and concerns in the workplace.

  • Identify members’ needs and recommend courses of action to address these needs. 

Legislation

  • Study and report on matters pertaining to the Constitution, By-laws and statement of Policy and Procedures.

  • Receive all resolutions submitted for consideration of the UGMs and the AGM.

  • Prepare a list of resolutions eligible for consideration for the UGM and distribute them to the schools prior to the UGM. 

Member Engagement

  • ad hoc committee.
  • terms of reference to be determined.

Office Renovation

  • ad hoc committee.
  • terms of reference to be determined.

Political Action

  • Promote the Association’s positions and interests.

  • Participate in political actions as required. 

Professional Development

  • Be informed on educational issues, trends and problems in the area of professional development.

  • Identify the needs and desires of all members and recommend actions/initiatives to meet these needs/desires.

  • Identify programs that will address the expressed needs of the members. 

Secondary

  • Work toward achieving the Unit's objectives within the secondary schools
  • Identify needs of membership as they apply to secondary schools
  • Make known the professional development needs of secondary teachers to the PD Committee.

Social

  • Participate in the planning and organization of a variety of social events and activities, e.g.,

    • Volleyball Tournament

    • Curling Bonspiel

    • Silver Experience

    • Committee Appreciation Dinner

    • Retirement Dinner

    • Annual Golf Tournament

Social Justice

  • Inform members of the current trends and issues pertaining to equal opportunities for members based on race, creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and mental or physical ability.

  • Identify the needs of members in the area of social justice and recommend courses of action to the Unit Executive.

  • Participate in local workshops/activities to develop increased awareness of social justice issues.

Status of Women

  • Identify the specific needs and concerns of women in the teaching profession and society in general and to recommend courses of action to address these needs.