Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

EPAC - Education Issues - Political Action Committee


To assist in the development and administration of a survey of the membership on an on-going basis to determine those classroom-based professional priorities not addressed by the collective agreement.

To present the findings of the survey to the Executive for review, prioritization and action.

To keep members aware of political activities.

To help organize meaningful political action activities.


One per month, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:15 p.m. at the District 13 Office.

As needed to compile the results of the survey.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates: Oct. 6, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11 and Jun. 8

Duties of the School Representatives

Attend scheduled meetings once a month.

Bring back information to your branch.

Help educate your branch members about political issues and provide feedback to the committee from your school regarding those educational issues of priority to the membership.

Liaise with Branch President to ensure co-ordination of collective bargaining/contract issues and professional issues.

Committee Members



Erin Crawford
Ajax HS
Jennifer Piersma
Anderson CVI
Alex Therrien
Branch 18
Don Benton
Brock HS
Dawn O'Neill
Brooklin HS
Brigitte Van De Laar
Con Ed
Trever Brewer
Jennifer Young
Nathan Lowe-Spicer
Eastdale CVI
Mike Guitard-McDonnell

Roger Gordon

Henry Street

George Chaktsiris
Maxwell Heights

Adam Mercer


Stephanie McMahon
Matt Thomas
Pickering HS
Tracey Rigney Pickering HS

Kathie Harris

Pine Ridge

Jacqueline Hill
Port Perry HS
Marcia McCrae
Andrew Morris
GL Roberts

Stephanie Wade


Rob Walker
Mike Hook Wilson

Ryan Kelly

District Office

Ruth Leone

District Office

Shane Stagg

Chair/District Office

Jennifer Seif PSSP