The "District" refers to the umbrella organization for the three bargaining units of OSSTF Limestone District 27:
Services and activities of OSSTF Limestone District 27 are run out of the District Office in Kingston.
For information about Committees, please scroll down.
Welcome to our new District President, Wendy Bonnell. Wendy will be taking over from
Rachelle Seguin for a two-year term, 2022-24.
The PSSP Bargaining Unit has a new President for 2022-23, Julie Burrows.
Due to the retirement of Stewart Williams, we have appointed
a new District Treasurer, David Mathers and a new TBU Treasurer, Rachelle Seguin
for the remainder of Stewart's term, until June 2023.
District President - Wendy Bonnell
District Vice-President - Deb Gavel
District Secretary - David Mathers
District Treasurer - David Mathers
District Executive Officer - Shawn Lavender
Teachers' Bargaining Unit (TBU) President - Andrea Loken
Professional Student Services Personnel President (PSSP) - Julie Burrows
Instructors' Bargaining Unit President (IBU) - Wendy Bonnell
District Collective Bargaining Committee Chair - John Vince
Communications + Political Action Officer/Committee Chair - vacant
Educational Services Officer/Committee Chair - Stewart Williams, Brian Heaton (VC)
Status of Women Officer/Committee Chair - Elizabeth MacDonald
Chair of Branch Presidents - Elizabeth MacDonald
Human Rights Officer - Rosemary Nolan
District Health and Safety Officer - Shawn Lavender
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month.
Sep 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 12, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1
Annual General Meeting
May 17, 2023
For all Executive meeting, committee and provincial event dates, please see below.
There are five standing committees in District 27: District Collective Bargaining, Communication & Political Action, Constitution, Educational Services and Status of Women.
These committees meet monthly and report to our District Executive.
For more information about each committee, its members and activities, please see the committee page - links below.
The Communications and Political Action Committee (CPAC) meets monthly and assists the Executive in keeping the membership informed on political issues, concerns relevant to their role and all matters affecting the welfare of the District.
The Educational Services Committee meets monthly and deals with upcoming education policy and professional development opportunities.
The Status of Women Committee meets monthly and provides a forum for discussing issues relevant to the professional careers of the women members of Limestone District 27. The Committee may provide sponsorships of programs or speakers that are relevant to the careers of women.
The District CBC is comprised of the Chief Negotiators, and other interested members of each Bargaining Unit. The Committee shares information on collective bargaining among themselves.
The Constitution Committee meets monthly to examine the Constitution, develop language as directed by the District and Bargaining Unit Executives and advises the Executives on new language needed for the Constitution.
The AGM for the District and the Teachers' Bargaining Unit will be held on Wednesday May 17, 2023 starting with the District AGM at 4:30 pm. The Teachers' Bargaining Unit AGM will follow immediately after. The location for the 2023 AGM has not yet been determined.
Please hold the date for the District Annual General Meeting.
It is at the AGM that our annual Budget is set and changes can be made to our Constitution and Bylaws. Also, there are District and TBU Awards given at the AGM.
Elections for many Executive positions take place every two years (odd numbered years).
Meeting materials will be uploaded as they are ready and emailed to Members according to the deadlines laid out in the Constitution (Bylaw 8).
The Constitution and Bylaws that govern our organization can only be amended by the Members at a General Meeting.