Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual VSTA AGM; your commitment to uphold our democratic process was a great success. We appreciated your patience as we navigated the challenges of an online voting platform. Although we experienced a few challenges and a lengthy meeting, the essential business of the AGM was conducted.
Many thanks to the SIF Committee, the Finance Committee and Kim Pereira at the VSTA office for their due diligence and hard work on keeping the operations of the VSTA running smoothly and responsibly.
A big thank you to the Nominating Committee: Jon Au, George Kanavos, and Joe Lee; and to the Scrutineers: Sue James, Connor Levesque, and Ian Weniger. Their efforts to make the new online process run as smoothly as possible were greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all candidates for putting their names forward in an effort to make VSTA stronger.
Lastly, many thanks to outgoing members Alyssa Reid, Nikitha Fester, Spirit Lavallee, Sarah Ng, Rohit Kumar, Lindsay Donaldson, Shannon Less, Bal Panesar, Katharine Shipley, Matt Sinclair and the rest of the 2021-22 Executive Committee for their dedication and countless hours of service over the past year.
|VSTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2022-2023|
|President||Terry Stanway, VSTA|
|1st Vice-President||Carmen Schaedeli, PW|
|2nd Vice-President||Leanne Hagglund, VASS|
|Past President||John Silver, JO|
|Treasurer||Treena Goolieff, VSTA|
|Local Representatives||Scott McKeen, LB|
|Rod Ofreneo, VT|
|Kathryn Walks, JO|
|Standing Committee Chairs|
|Indigenous Education Chair||Jelana Bighorn, VT|
|Health & Safety||Michael-Don Borason, BRIT|
|Professional Development||Jonathan Wynn, WRE|
|Social & Environmental Justice||Cynthia Ganatra, BRIT|
|Teachers Teaching On-Call||Christine McKinnon, TTOC|
|Technology||Carl Janze, TEMP|
|Working/Learning Conditions & Bargaining||Jesse Taylor, MAGEE|
|Teacher of Colour||Nigel Amenu-Tekaa, VASS|
|2SLGBTQ+||Ryan Peters, TEMP|
|Russell Cripps, PW|
|Nicole Duy, PW|
|Paul Falardeau, TTOC|
|Talya Florian, EH|
|Omar Kassis, VASS|