First Day of Summer

This school year has been challenging and has changed so many lives. So much has been different for the students we support, our families, and how we view our roles within Thames Valley.
In the center of a global pandemic, we worked together to support student learning, both in person and online. We showed courage, resiliency, and worked hard. The times were uncertain, and it was a bumpy road, but we showed our ability to persevere and showed nothing but compassion, empathy and our dedication to the students and families we support!

As we all have started our summer breaks, we need the break more now than I think we ever have. We Educational Assistants are exhausted, and we really hope everyone takes the time to decompress and enjoy your families. At some point of the summer, we hope member can reflect and see how we have become stronger. We hope that we can return more united, and more determined than ever.

As we await more details from the Ministry of Education regarding return to school in September, I know we are all hoping to see a more “normal” school environment next year! Please stay tuned, as soon as we receive information, we will continue to forward to you.

I, and the rest of the Executive, wish you a safe, enjoyable, and restful summer.

COVID Vaccine Survey

Ontario needs more data on the intention to receive COVID-19 vaccines among staff in the education sector. To date, much of the data on vaccine intentions has not considered teachers and education workers, despite their contributions to support students during the pandemic. In partnership with various education organizations, 19 To Zero, a coalition of academics, public health experts, behavioural scientists, and creative professionals is conducting an online survey, open to all staff in the education sector of Ontario, on attitudes and beliefs around COVID-19 vaccines. At the end of the survey you may enter into a draw to win a $150 gift card. https://bit.ly/3zvwic8

Welcome

Welcome to all members and we hope that you will come back regularly!

THIS IS YOUR LOCAL – THIS IS YOUR UNION …. TOGETHER, AS A TEAM –  WE CAN DO THIS!!

Please be sure to click on the links at the top of the page to learn more about who your Executive Committee is, the resources available to you and contact information!

MEMBERS ARE NEEDED – JOIN A COMMITTEE TODAY!

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General Membership Meetings


Our General Membership Meetings are over for this school year. Please keep an eye out here for meeting dates for the next school year.

Collective Agreement Updated

Our current Collective Agreement is now located under the Collective Agreement section under the Resources tab.

Bylaw Section Updated

Our Bylaws section has been updated.  Please check it out by clicking on the Resources tab.

EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP)

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To access this professional, confidential service that is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week call 1-800-663-1142  TTY: 1-888-384-1152

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Your EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP)

Counselling/Coaching/Support is available to all permanent members of CUPE 7575.

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All members of CUPE 7575 are eligible for an Edvantage Membership Card!

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND TRUSTEES

Rebecca Avey – President                                                              
Kristine Hamilton – Vice President
Marnie Tegler-Lapointe – Recording Secretary
Rachel King – Financial Officer
Jennifer Eckert -Chief Steward
BJ Rayner – Acting Health & Safety Officer
Karen Westlake -Membership Officer& ESRTW REP

Amy Elston – 3 year Trustee
Sherri-Lee Johnston – Trustee
Barbara Stanley-Bittorf – Trustee

Please click the link below to access more information as well as contact details for the CUPE 7575 Executive

2019_2020 Executive Committee