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As teacher advocates we provide professional services, support, protection and leadership.
There will be a Women’s March on Washington taking place Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the Inauguration of Donald Trump.
To join our neighbours to the south, there will be similar events here - north of the border. Canadians across the country will be rallying in support of the Women’s March on Washington. The day will be recognized as the International Day of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. There will be a number of marches taking place in Ontario on Saturday, Jan. 21st – including a rally at Queen’s Park from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
More details about the Toronto event and others around the country can be found at: canadianwomenmarch.ca. Click on the links to find out more about events in your area.
Attached you will find details from the WCDSB regarding the tax credit possibly available to you.
Registration for the Association’s spring AQ courses – including our innovative modular format – is now open!
The full course menu and registration information can be found in the For Your Career section at catholicteachers.ca. Some subsidies are available, including new opportunities for full math courses and math modules.
The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities through volunteer work, such as:
Do you know someone who is breaking down barriers and encouraging women and girls to get involved in careers where women are underrepresented? Please consider nominating someone who is involved with:
Actively promoting equality, diversity, healthy equal relationships
Preventing violence against women and girls
Reducing racism and discrimination
Encouraging women and girls to participate in any part of public service
Acting as a positive role model by mentoring, coaching, leading events or organizations
Providing a positive example to women and girls in their communities
Who is eligible for the award?
Leading Girls Building Communities nominees must be girls or young women under the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past.
Leading Women Building Communities nominees must be women over the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past. Nominees who have received the Leading Girls Building Communities award may be nominated for the Leading Women Building Communities award if they have different accomplishments.
How do you nominate someone?
Our local MPP - Daiene Vernile - is responsible for the nominations in our community. The nominations for this year’s program close on Friday, January 20th, 2017. Nominations can be forwarded to this office. Award recipients will be announced by the end of February 2017.
Two (2) separate Letters of Support must be submitted and must address these three areas:
- Describe how the nominee’s efforts improved the lives of women and/ or girls in her community.
- Explain how the nominee’s achievements demonstrate her leadership.
- Please specify the number of volunteer hours the nominee contributes annually. _____ hours
Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee. (Letters of support from family members are not accepted.)
How will nominees be informed that they are receiving the award?
Recipients receive a Certificate of Recognition and a congratulatory letter from the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues (Hon Tracy MacCharles).
Warm congratulations to our very own Rosemary Kavanagh Etmanski - the winner of the OECTA Provincial Communications and Public Relations 2016 Christmas card contest. You'll find Rosemary's beautiful artwork entitled "Bethlehem Star" gracing the cover of this month's @OECTA magazine, as well as being delivered with warm Christmas wishes across the entire province of Ontario.
Did you know that one in five children actually contemplate suicide!!?? Kids Help Phone is an amazing organization that provides free, 24/7, confidential support for kids in crisis. Teachers representing the group Together In Education (from left Sherry Freund OSSTF, Patrick Etmanski OECTA, Sarah Lagrove (Kids Help Phone), Chris Stockie OECTA, and Kevin Johnston OSSTF) present a donation to Kids Help Phone. Please remember those students who may be in need of their help over the holidays.
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