College Faculty (CAAT-A) Divisional Executive, Committee Members and Alternates

CAAT-A Divisional Executive (DivEx)

The Divisional Executive is the governing body for Academic employees of OPSEU. The Divisional Executive meeting is made up of delegates from each of the Community Colleges using the formula found in the OPSEU Constitution.

Its responsibilities are to:

  • promote quality public education
  • monitor and enforce the Collective Agreement
  • identify and act on issues pertaining to post-secondary education
  • lobby organizations and governments on issues pertaining to post-secondary education
  • develop and recommend policy to the OPSEU Executive Board
  • liaise with student, education and labour organizations
  • run demand setting meetings
  • oversee the committees of the Division

The purpose of the Executive is to conduct the business of the Division between Divisional meetings. It shall take the necessary actions and decisions to ensure that the Division, its committees and the locals operate within the constitution, bylaws and decisions of the Division and OPSEU. The Executive consists of five persons elected by the Division. The chair and vice-chair are elected by the division.

The responsibilities of the Divisional Executive are as follows:

  • provide support and leadership to locals within the Division
  • consult with the locals to give and to seek advice and direction
  • communicate regularly with locals
  • facilitate communications between locals
  • organize in conjunction with OPSEU administration and Staff the Pre-Bargaining Conference
  • coordinate local demand setting and final demand setting
  • act as the OPSEU representatives to the Employer Employee Relations Committee (EERC)
  • implement the decisions of the Division
  • review draft local agreements and provide recommendations to the OPSEU President in a timely manner
  • appoint ad hoc committees for specific purposes
  • maintain and distribute the contact lists for Workload Monitoring Group co-chair and designated Health and Safety co-chairs
  • distribute approved minutes of meetings from the Divisional Executive, EERC and Divisional Meetings
  • select the retiree representative and retiree alternate to the CAAT Pension Plan Board of Trustees

DivEx Members 2016 – 2018

RM Kennedy, Chair, Centennial, Local 558
C:416.346.8382
E: [email protected]

Kevin MacKay, Vice-Chair, Mohawk, Local 240
H: 905.481.4543
W: 905.575.1212 x3364
C: 905.481.4843
E: [email protected]

Martin Devitt, Niagara, Local 242
H: 905.937.8863
W: 905.735.2211 x4019
C: 289.969.6565
E: [email protected]

Lynn Dee Eason, Sault, Local 613
H: 705.856.4396
W: 705.759.2554 x2679
C: 705.971.4789
E: [email protected]

JP Hornick, George Brown, Local 556
W:416.415.5000 x3531
C: 416.806.9526
E: [email protected]

OPSEU Staff

Anastasios Zafiriadis, Senior Negotiator
Pat Honsberger, Supervisor
Manzur Malik, Research Officer
Megan Park, Senior Campaigns Officer
Emily Visser, Communications Officer

DivEx Alternates 2016 – 2018

1st alternate - Shawn Pentecost, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.281.3172
W: 613.735.4700 x2766
C: 613.281.3172
E: [email protected]

2nd alternate - Nicole Zwiers, Durham, Local 354
H: 905.665.6599
W: 905.721.2000
C: 905.391.8149
E: [email protected]

3rd alternate – Edward Toivonen, Cambrian, Local 655
H: 705.694.1312
W: 705.566.8101 x6420
C: 705.690.1554
E: [email protected]

Employer Employee Relations Committee (EERC)

The Employer Employee Relations Committee (EERC) is made up of the five members of the Divisional Executive and management members appointed by council from either the council or the colleges. Terms of reference are detailed in Article 903 of the collective agreement.

The duties of the EERC are as follows:

to facilitate communications between management and union at the provincial level
to preclude and resolve common problems during the life of the agreement
to permit both parties to enter negotiations with much of the groundwork completed

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

CAUT Members 2016 – 2020

OPSEU elects two delegates to represent and promote the colleges at CAUT and to actively participate in CAUT activities.

Martin Devitt, Niagara, Local 242
H: 905.937.8863
W: 905.735.2211 x4019
C: 289.969.6565
E: [email protected]

Kevin MacKay, Mohawk, Local 240
H: 905.481.4543
W: 905.575.1212 x3364
C: 905.481.4843
E: [email protected]

CAUT Alternates 2016 – 2020

1st alternate - RM Kennedy, Chair, Centennial, Local 558
C:416.346.8382
E: [email protected]

2nd alternate - JP Hornick, George Brown, Local 556
W:416.415.5000 x3531
C: 416.806.9526
E: [email protected]

Collective Bargaining Information Services (CBIS)

This is an advisory committee made up of the union (OPSEU) and management (the Council) to assist in the gathering and analyzing of data for collective bargaining purposes.

CBIS Members 2014 – 2018

David Haley, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.837.5180
W: 613.727.4723 x5932
E: [email protected]

CBIS Members 2016 – 2020

Darryl Bedford, Fanshawe, Local 110
H: 519.673.6625
W: 519.452.4291
C: 519.636.2537
E: [email protected]

CBIS Alternates 2016 – 2020

1st Alternate: Liz Seabrook, Lambton, Local 125
H: 519.542.6771
W: 519.542.7751 x3525
C: 519.384.9304
E: [email protected]

2nd Janet Porter, Humber, L562
H: 905.737.4470
W: 416.675.6622 x3559
E: [email protected]

Health and Safety Co-ordinating Committee

This is a provincial committee that addresses health and safety across the province by coordinating the work of Local Health & Safety committees through a discussion forum.

H&S Members 2016 – 2020

John Conley, Fanshawe, Local 110
H: 519.319.3742
W: 519.452.4430 x4218
E:  [email protected]

H&S Members 2016 – 2020

Preiti Momaya, Centennial, Local 558
H: 647.660.5443
C: 647.882.6688
E:  [email protected]

H&S Alternates 2016 – 2020

1st Alternate – Grant Currie, St. Lawrence, Local 417
H: 613.893.2505
W: 613.544.5400 x6760
E:  [email protected]

2nd Alternate - Bert Dube, Confederation, Local 732
H: 807.767.4088
W: 807.475.6453
E: [email protected]

In-Service Teacher Training Task Force

This group oversees the In-Service Teacher Training certificate programme.

This is a self-directed course of study for new and experienced teachers without formal training in the education field. The program is overseen by a taskforce which determines the objectives, delivery and length of the program.

Employees who have 15 years or more of service and whose maximum step is currently below the maximum on the salary schedule may enroll and receive – once only – an immediate one step salary progression.

Employees who successfully complete the program shall be entitled to progress to the maximum on the salary scale. For details, visit the host college website http://www.stclaircollege.ca/programs/inservice/.

Task Force Members 2016 – 2019 (program ends)

Barbara Graham, St. Clair, Local 138 (2016-2018)
H: 519.253.6431
W: 519.972.2727 x4328
E: [email protected]

Robert Carder, Conestoga, Local 237 (2016-2020)
H: 226.929.4650
W: 519.885.0300 x5571
E: [email protected]

Kathleen Dindoff, Fanshawe, Local 110 (2016-2020)
H: 519.439.3778
W: 519.452.4205
C: 519.619.6556
E:  [email protected]

Task Force Alternates 2016 – 2019 (program ends)

1st alternate – Claire Tortolo, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.798.7460
C: 613.407.2467
E:  [email protected]

2nd alternate – Edouard Larocque, George Brown, Local 556
H: 416.452.3647
W: 416.415.5000 x2200
E:  [email protected]

Joint Education Qualifications Committee (JEQS)

JEQS Members 2016 – 2020

Claire Tortolo, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.798.7460
C: 613.407.2467
E:  [email protected]

Liz Seabrook, Lambton, Local 125
H: 519.542.6771
W: 519.542.7751 x3525
C: 519.384.9304
E: [email protected]

Edouard Larocque, George Brown, Local 556
H: 416.452.3647
W: 416.415.5000 x2200
E:  [email protected]

JEQS Alternates 2016 – 2020

1st alternate - Shawn Pentecost, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.628.3678
W: 613.735.4700 x2766
C: 613.281.3172
E: [email protected]

2nd alternate - Vacant

Joint Grievance Scheduling Committee (JGSC)

The Grievance Scheduling Committee consists of representatives of the council and the union which meet monthly to schedule grievances for arbitration. The committee frequently makes recommendations in an attempt to streamline scheduling. https://opseu.org/modules/file/icons/application-pdf.pngGuidelines for Grievances and Arbitrations in the College System

This document is intended to provide an overview of the grievance and arbitration process in the college system and how the joint Grievance Scheduling Committee (JGSC) schedules arbitration hearings.

JGSC Documentation

JGSC Members 2016 – 2020

Jean Paul Lamarche, Co-Chair, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.668.6300
W: 613.727.4723
C: 613.668.6300
E: [email protected]

Lynn Dee Eason, Sault, Local 613
H: 705.856.4396
W: 705.759.2554 x2679
C: 705.971.4789
E: [email protected]

Lana-Lee Hardacre, Conestoga, Local 237
H: 519.884.4224
C: 519.501.0994
E: [email protected]

OPSEU Staff:

Manuela Popa, Database Administrator

JGSC Alternates 2016 – 2020

1st alternate - Gillian Axten, St. Lawrence, Local 417
H: 613.347.7721
W: 613.933.6080 x2227
C: 514.909.6682
E: [email protected]

2nd alternate - David Haley, Algonquin Local 415
H: 613.837.5180
W: 613.727.4723 x5932
C: 613.854.2357
E: [email protected]

3rd alternate – Ravi Ramkissoonsingh, Niagara, Local 242
H: 905.280.0279
W: 905.735.2211 x7744
C: 905.933.7671
E: [email protected]

Joint Insurance Committee (JIC)

This committee facilitates communication between the union (OPSEU) and management (the Council) on the subject of group insurance and negotiated benefits. For issues of the "Benefits You" Newsletter and information about appealing a benefit claim, please click here. CAAT Academic Joint Insurance Committee.

JIC Members 2016 – 2020

Frank Turco, Co-chair, Sault, Local 613
H: 705.248.2770
W: 705.759.2554 x2649
C: 705.987.5428
E:  [email protected]

Alt E: [email protected]

Landyn Blais, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.574.0090
W: 613.727.4723 x7056
C: 613.864.1681
E:  [email protected]

Heather Giardine-Tuck, Mohawk, Local 240 (2014-2018)
H: 905.681.7402
W: 905.575.1212 x4065
C: 905.512.5042
E: [email protected]

Liz Seabrook, Lambton, Local 125 (2014-2018)
H: 519.542.6771
W: 519.542.7751 x3525
C: 519.384.9304
E: [email protected]

JIC Alternates

Terry Poirier, Niagara, Local 242
H: 289.303.7340
W: 905.735.2211 x7709
E:  [email protected]

Bonnie Martel, Niagara, Local 242 (2014-2018)
H: 905.735.2211 x7506
W: 905.641.2252 x4145
E: [email protected]

OPSEU Staff:

Kim McPherson, Benefits Officer

Pension Sponsor

The CAAT Pension Plan serves the employees of Ontario's Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, providing Members with retirement income for life, calculated on their earnings and years of service.

For complete information go to the CAAT Pension Plan website at http://www.caatpension.on.ca/

There are two trustees with the legal title to and fiduciary obligation for the assets of the plan. The sponsor is an individual elected by the division to participate in the operation of the pension plan

Pension Sponsor Members 2016 – 2018 (January 1, 2016-December 31, 2018)

Pat Kennedy, Algonquin, Local 425
H: 613.828.3816
W: 613.721.4723 x7716
C: 613.983.0102
E: [email protected]

Pension Sponsor Alternate (January 1, 2016-December 31, 2018)

Jack Wilson, Algonquin, Local 415
H: 613.228.0526
W: 613.727.4723 x5099
C: [email protected]

Pension Trustees 2016-2018

Pension Trustees Members (January 1– December 31)

Darryl Bedford, Fanshawe, Local 110
H: 519.673.6625
W: 519.452.4291
C: 519.636.2537
E: [email protected]

Donald Smith, Georgian, Local 350
H: 705.835.2423
W: 705.728.1968 x149
C: 705.790.2423
E: [email protected]

Pension Trustees Alternates (January 1–December 31)

1st alternate - Marilyn Oladimeji, George Brown, Local 556
H: 905.840.3663
W: 905.840.3663 x3867
E: [email protected]

2nd alternate - Martin Devitt, Niagara, Local 242
H: 905.937.8863
W: 905.735.2211 x4019
C: 289.969.6565 (1st option)
E: [email protected]

Sick Leave Buyout

This committee is made up of the union (OPSEU) and management (the Council) to allow individuals hired prior to 1991 to buy out their sick leave plan prior to termination or retirement.

Sick Leave Buyout Members

David McCue, Algonquin, Local 415 (2014-2018)
H: 819.595.2995
W: 613.727.4723 x5750
E: [email protected]

Darryl Bedford, Fanshawe, Local 110 (2016-2020)
H: 519.673.6625
W: 519.452.4291
C: 519.636.2537
E: [email protected]

OPSEU Staff:

Kim McPherson, Benefits Officer

Sick Leave Buyout Alternates 2016 – 2020

1st alternate - David Fasciano, Boreal, Local 673
H: 705.524.1207
W: 705.560.6673 x4200
C: 705.698.3267
E: [email protected]

2nd alternate - Vacant

Date de publication: 

Le mercredi 16 mai 2018, 11 h 45