Since 2011 I have served as an elected released Executive Officer of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT). In this role, I support teachers with any issues or concerns within their schools. I advocate for and with them so that they are able to improve their working conditions. Over the years my work has included: managing the grievance process, creating and hosting workshops and conferences, Negotiations Team and Strike Teamwork. In addition, I have served as the liaison to the following committees: Political Action, Community Outreach, French as a Second Language and ETT Elections. I also have organizing responsibilities for schools in the west end of Toronto. We are currently building power in our schools to better advocate for the public education system in addition to advancing our bargaining goals.
I am a skilled workshop creator and facilitator. I have created leadership workshops for The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Toronto and York Region Labour Council (TYRLC). I am also an ETFO Women in Action facilitator.
I am a delegate to the TYRLC and served as a member of their Equity Committee. I am currently a member of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Workers of Colour Committee and served as the OFL VP Workers of Colour Alternate.
As a member of the Campaign For Public Education, I have worked with other education affiliates (CUPE 4400 & OSSTF), as well as TDSB trustees to promote and defend public education. This work has involved serving on an election planning committee to select trustee candidates, as well as a campaign during the 2018 election to address the issue of crumbling school infrastructure.
Over the years I have also been an ally to other unions; standing in solidarity with them on their picket lines and at their job actions. I’ve also been asked to speak on panels and as a keynote at various union events.