Welcome to the W.A.N.T.E.  Elections Page

In a effort for our membership to ‘meet’ their possible new representatives, we will be providing you with profiles of each person running during the nomination period.  As soon as the list of nominees is complete we’ll post it here along with each nominees profile.

The Nomination packages will be in the schools with your Liaison Reps by January 31, 2020.  If you don’t see the info posted at your workplace you can check on this page of the website for the same information or ask your Liaison Rep.

Deadline to submit your name for Nomination is March 11, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.  Nomination Forms are to be submitted via the Division Courier to Ms. Ashley Gushulak, Chair, Nominating Committee, c/o Isaac Newton School or by email to: memberal4@mymts.net.  There will be no lates accepted and no nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.

Notice of Election with the list of candidates and their profiles will be sent to the worksites on April 9, 2020 and also available here.

10 Ballots for election of candidates(if required) will go to the workplaces on May 1, 2020. 

Deadline for the return of the election ballots is May 20, 2020.

Ballots will be counted by an appointed Teller’s Committee prior to the Annual General Meeting and winners will be announced at the meeting.   The Annual General Meeting is on May 27, 2020.

Check back here for more details and remember to Vote.


Here is the info  about the Positions that are being elected this year.

             Responsibilities and Expectations of Executive and Council

1. PRESIDENT (open for Election for 2020/2021) for a 2-year term

The President shall:

a) Preside at all Executive, Council, and general meetings.
b) Be charged with all press releases, the general management, and supervision of the affairs and operations of the Association.
c) Be an ex-officio member of each committee with the exception of the nominating committee.
d) Sign, together with Chairman of the negotiating committee, collective agreements negotiated by the collective bargaining committee
after ratification of the membership.
e) Sign cheques with the treasurer, and other documents as required.
f) Be the custodian of the seal, all books, papers, records, correspondence, contracts, and other documents belonging to the Association,
which shall be contained in the files at the Association office.
g) Be the chairman of the Grievance Committee.
h) Authorize all communication to members, including bulletins, notices and website.
i) Seek legal advice, when necessary

2. SECRETARY (open for Election for 2020/2021)
for a 2-year term

The Secretary shall:

a) Attend the Executive, Council, and general meetings of the Association and record all proceedings in books kept for the purpose.
b) Prepare minutes of all Council, Executive and general meetings of the Association. Forward the minutes to the President within three
(3) weeks of the meeting, for approval and distribution to the Executive and Council members.
d) Perform such other duties as assigned.

Should the Secretary at any time be unable to discharge her duties, the Executive Committee shall appoint a member in good standing to act in her place.

3.  MEMBERS-AT-LARGE (2 positions open for Election for 2020/2021).  These positions are for a two (2) year term.

The Members-at-Large shall:

a) attend meetings;
b) chair a major or special committee;
c)  be available to give assistance and assume responsibilities when required.

4. COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES (Five (5) positions open for Election for 2020/2021 are for a two (2) year term and One (1)
position is open for Election for 2020/2021 for a one (1) year term).

The Council Representatives shall:

a) Attend Council meetings;
b) Be a member on the various Standing Committees.

The following Council positions are up for election this year for a two (2) year term.

 a) Educational Assistant A and B, Food Coordinator and Adult Crossing Guard

b) Educational Assistant C, Home Learning Assistant

c) Educational Assistant D, Vocational Trainer, Work Experience Coordinator, Clinician Assistant and Interpreters.

d) Computer Tech/Library Tech

e) Elementary Schools Clerk

The following Council position is up for election this year for a one (1) year term.

a) Educational Assistant A and B, Food Coordinator and Adult Crossing Guard