committees and appointments

The responsibilities of GVTA committees and members can be found on the GVTA Governance Page.

The role of joint GVTA/School District committees can be found in the Collective Agreement.

GVTA Committees

Executive Committee

President Winona Waldron president@gvta.net

Acting First Vice-President Ross Gilbert firstvp@gvta.net

Second Vice-President/ Mark Morrison secondvp@gvta.net
Health & Safety Officer

Secretary Treasurer Alex Greig st@gvta.net

Contract Committee Chair Chris Clarke contract@gvta.net

Pro D Committee Chair Lena Palermo pd@gvta.net

Social Justice Committee Chair Alexandra Gros sj@gvta.net

TTOC/New Cttee Teacher Chair Walter King ttoc@gvta.net

Indigenous Ed Committee Chair Frank Conibear indigenoused@gvta.net

Climate Justice Committee Chair Katrina McGee climate@gvta.net

Local Reps to the BCTF Ilda Turcotte info@gvta.net
Carolyn Howe info@gvta.net
Vacant

Member at Large-Indigenous Kane Mercer info@gvta.net

Members at Large Ezekiel Gow info@gvta.net
Chris McQuaid info@gvta.net

Contract Committee

The Contract Committee consists of the Contract Chair, the 1st VP, the 2nd VP, & up to 10 members elected by the General Membership.

Chris Clarke (Chair) Robin Tosczak Mark Morrison

Caitlin Branch Desire Bukowski Tara Ehrcke

Disha Garcha Ross Gilbert Ilana Hampton

Carolyn Howe Darinka Popovic Susanna Solecki

Ilda Turcotte

Professional DEvelopment Committee

The Pro D Committee consists of the Pro-D Chair, the Secretary Treasurer, and up to 8 members elected by the General Membership.

Lena Palermo (Chair) Alex Greig Ashley Fineberg

Cindy Graf Reegan MacKenzie Viva Moodley

Mark Morrison Darinka Popovic Debra Swain

Ilda Turcotte

Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee consists of the Social Justice Chair, the 1st VP, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership.

Alexandra Gros (Chair) Ross Gilbert Ezekiel Gow

Sonia Manak Kristin Maxwell Reegan MacKenzie

Sean Rumble Matt Christie

TTOC and New Teacher Committee

The TTOC and New Teacher Committee consists of the TTOC and New Teachers' Chair, the 1st VP, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership.

Walter King (Chair) Ross Gilbert Amanda Bushey

Ashley Fineberg Disha Garcha Ezekiel Gow

Dave Gwilliam Ilana Hampton Viva Moodley

Chris McQuaid Wendy Svenson Jade Taylor

Indigenous Education Committee

The Indigenous Education Committee consists of the Indigenous Education Chair, the 1st VP, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership.

Frank Conibear (Chair) Ross Gilbert Tanya Adams

Laurie Bayly Kiersten C. Brookes Kolette Cristante

Ashley Fineberg Ilana Hampton Mo Kheari

Kane Mercer Penny-Jane Peters Michelle Walsh

Climate Justice Committee

The Climate Justice Committee consists of the Climate Justice Chair, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership.

Katrina McGee (Chair) Kiersten Brookes Tara Ehrcke

Carol Eby Sean Goode Dave Gwilliam

Brad Hartley Chris McQuaid Andrea Mueller

Geoff Orme Vacant

Health & Safety Committee

The Health & Safety Committee consists of the 2nd VP (Chair), the Contract Chair, members appointed by the GVTA to the District Occupational Health & Safety (DOHS), and two members elected by the General Membership.

Mark Morrison (Chair) Chris Clarke Caitlin Branch

Alex Hrabowsky Katrina McGee

bargaining Team

The GVTA Bargaining Team consists of at least five members: the president (or designate), three GVTA members appointed by the Contract Committee including the Contract Committee Chairperson and one GVTA member appointed by the Professional Development Committee.

Winona Waldron Carolyn Howe (Chair) Ilda Turcotte

Ross Gilbert Mark Morrison

Retirement Committee

The Retirement Committee is a GVTA committee consisting of 5 members appointed by the Executive Committee.

Ross Gilbert Cindy Gordon Jane Koleba

Viva Moodley Darinka Popovic

Benevolent Fund Committee

The Benevolent Fund Committee is a GVTA committee consisting of the President, and two members appointed by the Executive Committee.

Winona Waldron Jane Koleba Darinka Popovic

Appeal Committee

The Appeal Committee is a GVTA committee consisting of 5 members elected by the General Membership.

Jason Gammon Cindy Gordon Daniel Mallet

Thierry Ponchet Christina Wilson


JOINT District/GVTA Committees

Professional Relations Committee (PRC)

PRC is a joint District/GVTA committee, on which the GVTA is represented by the President, the 1st VP, the Contract Chair, and 2 staff reps appointed by the Executive Committee.

Winona Waldron Ross Gilbert Chris Clarke

Darinka Popovic Sean Goode

Joint Committee on Curriculum Implemetation (JCCI)

JCCI is a joint District/GVTA committee, on which the GVTA is represented by the Pro D Chair, the 1st VP, and 1 rep appointed by the Executive Committee.

Lena Palermo Ross Gilbert Darinka Popovic

District Occupational Health & Safety Committee (DOHS)

DOHS is a joint District/Worker committee, on which the GVTA is represented by the 2nd VP (Chair), and 2 members appointed by the Executive (1) and the Contract Committee (1).

Mark Morrison (Chair) Alex Hrabowsky Caitlin Branch


District Committees

French Advisory Committee

The French Advisory Committee is a District committee on which the GVTA is represented by two members appointed by the Executive Committee.

Madelaine Challies Jade Taylor

Indigenous Education Ad Hoc Committee

A district committee with GVTA representation. This year's representatives to be determined by the GVTA Indigenous Education Committee.

Kolette Cristante

Equity Ad Hoc Committee

The Equity Ad Hoc Committee is a District committee on which the GVTA is represented by two reps appointed by the Executive Committee.

Frank Conibear Kolette Cristante

Ad Hoc Police Liaison Review Committee

The Ad Hoc Police Liaison Review Committee is a District committee on which the GVTA is represented by two members appointed by the Executive Committee

Jen Chambers Matt Christie

George Jay Naming Committee

The George Jay Naming Committee is an ad hoc District committee on which the GVTA is represented by one mbmber from George Jay Elementary School.

Ai Linh Trinh


Board of Education

At SD61 Board of Education meetings, the GVTA is represented by the following members:

Board Meetings Winona Waldron

Ed Policy Meetings Lena Palermo

Operations, Policy & Planning Chris Clarke