Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

Human Rights

Mandate

  • 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.

2017-2018 meeting dates: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14, and June 11.

Duties of the School Representatives

Co-ordinate school-based GSA groups.

Work with committee members to determine priorities and events at the school level and district wide, e.g. Day of Silence, Anti-Homophobia Day, LGBT Heroes, etc.

Attend monthly District 13 Human Rights/GSA committee meetings.

Support staff professional development.

Committee Members

Name

School

Tory Bedard

Ajax /Chair

Jen Gormeck

Anderson

Donna Haw

Anderson

Danielle Hunter Branch 18
Shane Stagg Brooklin
Brigitte Van De Laar Con Ed

Garrett Metcalfe

DASS

Thomas Hopkins

Dunbarton

Doreen Sachett
Eastdale

Lynn Gittens

Grove

Art Hanke

Henry Street

David Martin

Maxwell Heights

Melissa Waddington

MCVI/Chair

Stephanie McMahon

O’Neil

Ed Emmons
Pickering

Andrea Anderson

Pine Ridge

Alden Fong
Port Perry

Jan Mazzulla

Richardson

Dean Peel
Roberts

Julie Gladman

Sinclair

Jeff Grujicich

Uxbridge

Niki Chinnick

Wilson

Ruth Leone

District Office

Safe Space Poster

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