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 26, 2018.  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 14, 2018.  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 13, 2018 and also available here.

Ballots for election of candidates(if required) will go to the workplaces on May 1, 2018. 

Deadline for the return of the election ballots is May 17, 2018.

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 23, 2018.

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 2018/19).  This position is a two (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, paper, 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 2018/19) This position is a two (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.

c) Give immediate notice in writing to any member against whom a charge has been preferred of the particulars of such charge, and also give reasonable notice to member concerned of the date, time and place at which the hearing of the charge shall take place, together with such further notices as may be necessary to finally dispose of the charge, including written notice of suspension or expulsion from the Association.

d) Perform such other duties as assigned.

e) 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 2018/19) 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 The Council Representatives shall:

Council members will be elected on alternate years for their term as follows:

Effective 2018, the following positions will become a two (2) year term

a) Elementary Schools Clerk

b) Computer Technicians/Library Technicians

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

d) Educational Assistant C, Home Learning Assistant

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

Effective 2018, the following positions will be a one (1) year term, then in 2019 the following will be for a two (2) year term.

a) Senior/Junior High Schools Clerk

b) Non-School Sites Clerk

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

d) Educational Assistant C, Home Learning Assistant

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

The Council Representatives Shall:

a) Attend Council meetings.

b) Be a member on the various Standing Committees.