Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

Human Rights

Mandate

  • To utilize an ally capacity model to support all under-served and under-represented members in our schools and within our federation.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of issues pertaining to the provision and maintenance of a working environment free from harassment.
  • To help prevent harassment by working towards the elimination of discrimination.
  • To educate the school community and raise awareness of the types of incidents of behaviour which may be offensive, embarrassing, humiliating and/or patronizing and which deny individuals dignity and respect.
  • To create safer schools by working to eliminate poisoned environments associated with discrimination by dispelling the stereotypes, myths, and negative ideas that are part of these poisoned environments.
  • To increase awareness of human rights issues amongst our members.

 

Meetings

One per month, usually the third Monday of each month at the District Office at 4:30 p.m. Check the website for more information.

2021-2022 meeting dates: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 6.

Duties of the School Representatives

  • Attend monthly District 13 Human Rights Committee meetings.
  • Work with the committee to prioritize, initiate and implement events at both the school and district levels.
  • Work with the committee to prioritize, develop and implement professional development around anti-oppression and social justice pedagogy for our members.

Committee Members

Name

School

Alex Therrien Ajax

Jennifer Piersma

Anderson

Jill Frazer Branch 18
 Erin Cay Branch 18
  Brock
Dawn O'Neill Brooklin
  Con Ed

Garrett Metcalfe

District 13 Liaison

Mary Beamer DASS

Jennifer Young

Dunbarton

Myfanwy Charles
Eastdale
Tracey Reynolds Eastdale

Esther McCalla

Grove/Co-Chair

Michael Yaneff          

Henry Street

 

Maxwell Heights

Melissa Waddington

MCVI/Co-Chair

 Lynn Gittens MCVI

Stephanie McMahon

O’Neil

Chris Davis
Pickering

Andrea Anderson

Pine Ridge

Alden Fong
Port Perry

Alicia Fennell

Richardson

Michelle Jovel
Roberts

Julie Gladman

Sinclair

Jeff Grujicich

Uxbridge

Michael Hook

Wilson

Riisa Dear PSSP
Jacquie Westcott  PSSP

Ruth Leone

District Office