Committees and Appointees

The responsibilities of GVTA committees and members can be found on the GVTA Governance page and the GVTA Constitution and Bylaws.

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

Executive Committee 2016-2017

Elected by the General Membership on May 5, 2016

President Jason Gammon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
First Vice President Darren Companion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Vice President/Health & Safety Officer David Futter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary-Treasurer Tara Ehrcke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contract Chair Ross Gilbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Professional Development Chair Ilda Turcotte This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Justice Co-Chairs Katherine O'Connor
Cincy Graf
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TTOC/New Teacher Chair Daniel Mallet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Representative Carolyn Howe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Representative Jennifer McDonald This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Representative Winona Waldron This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member at Large Celestina Azzoni This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member-at-Large Vacant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member-at-Large Robin Tosczak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contract Committee

This committee consists of the 1st Vice President, the 2nd Vice President, the Contract Committee Chair (s) and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership that serve a two year term. 

Ross Gilbert (Chair) Darren Companion David Futter
Viva Moodley  Vacant Darinka Popovic
Jane Jacek Celestina Azzoni Robin Tosczak
Patrick Schreck Winona Waldron Mark Morrison

 Matt Staples

   

Professional Development Committee

This committee consists of the Chair (s), the Secretary Treasurer and up to 8 members elected by the General Membership for a two year term.

Ilda Turcotte (Chair) Tara Ehrcke Cindy Graft
Cindy Gordon Carol Aileen Jill Torney
Vacant Tina O'Keeffe Meaghan Abra
Viva Moodley     

Social Justice Committee

This committee consists of the Chair (s), the 1st Vice President and up to 6 members elected by the General Membership for a two year term.  

Katherine O'Connor and Cindy Graf (Co-Chairs) Matthew Christie Marion Stupich  
Laurie Bayly Katrina McGee VACANT
VACANT    

Teachers Teaching on Call and New Teachers Committee

This committee consists of the Chair (s), the 1st Vice President, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership for a one year term. 

Daniel Mallet (Chair) Darren Companion Viva Moodley 
Laura Barwin Chris Clarke Kate Moll
Matthew Christie Mark Morrison Sarah Harvey
VACANT VACANT VACANT 

Health & Safety Committee

This committee consists of the Second Vice-President (Chair), Contract Chair, member appointed by the GVTA Executive Committee to the District Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and up to 2 members elected by the General Membership for a two year term. 

David Futter (Chair)                              Celestina Azzoni                          Ross Gilbert                              Jennifer Small                 Vacant
         

 

Bargaining Team

The Bargaining Team consists of the President, three Contract Committe members including the Contract Chair, one Pro-D Committee member

Jason Gammon                 Ross Gilbert              Winona Waldron 
Darren Companion                 Viva Moodley           Darinka Popovic (alternate)
Alternate (vacant)    

Appeals Committee

Appointed by the Executive Committee

Thierry Ponchet    Christina Wilson 

 Colleen Pommelet 

Gillian Miller    

Victoria Labour Council (VLC) Appointees

Appointed by the Executive Committee

 TBA    

Benevolent Fund Committee

Three members appointed by the Executive Committee

Jason Gammon    Darinka Popovic   Gillian Miller

Professional Relations Committee (PRC)

GVTA members appointed by the Executive Committee

Jason Gammon           Darren Companion      Darinka Popovic    
     

Joint Committee on Curriculum Implementation (JCCI)

Five representatives from the GVTA and the Board. GVTA Representatives appointed by the Executive Committee

Ilda Turcotte Jason Gammon Cindy Graf
Cindy Gordon    

Joint District/GVTA Health and Safety Committee

Three GVTA members appointed by the Executive Committee. 

David Futter    Ross Gilbert        Jennifer Small 

District French Advisory Committee

Members appointed by the Executive Committee

Ilda Turcotte                Celestina Azzoni

 

District Diversity and Equity Committee

One GVTA member appointed by the Executive Committee.

Robin Tosczak      

 

Aboriginal Nations Education Committee

Appointed by the Executive Committee

Jennifer McDonald      Winona Waldron  

District Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC)

GVTA members appointed by the Executive Committee: one middle School, one high school, one elementary school rep

Darren Companion (elementary)     Geoff Orme (high school)          Jason Gammon (middle school)        
 Alain Graoui    

Assigned GVTA attendees to Board Meetings

Regular Board Meetings President   
Education Policy Meetings Pro D Chair  
OPerations Policy and Planning Meetings Second Vice President  
Alternate

First Vice President