NTA President

President’s Christmas Message 2020

Greetings Everyone,   With many of our schools beginning their holiday closures this week, I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a safe and relaxing Christmas break.  This past year has been one of sacrifice for many of us, and being separated from loved ones during this season due to the pandemic is stressful.  Through [...]

2021-01-21T22:44:20-05:00December 20th, 2020|

President’s Fall Message 2020

Greetings Members,   I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all returning teachers and school administrators, and also to our new members who are joining us as colleagues in Nunavut this school year.  For many of us, this past summer was one of sacrifice and unexpected experiences.  My hope is that everyone [...]

2020-08-19T11:27:51-04:00August 19th, 2020|

NTA President’s Message June 2020

Greetings  Members, With another school year coming to a close across Nunavut, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your dedication and hard work with our students and communities. I can say, with confidence, that this past year has been the most difficult for teachers in Nunavut that I have seen in [...]

2020-06-04T18:34:09-04:00June 4th, 2020|

February 2020 President’s Message

Greetings Colleagues,   The Canadian Teachers’ Federation and its member organizations, including the NTA, are calling on all educators in Canada to participate in a National Day of Action, Teach for a Better World.   In the past year we have seen a consistent attack on public education funding and teachers across the country.  Students [...]

2020-02-25T12:24:45-05:00February 25th, 2020|

President’s Message September 2019

Greetings Members, Now that all schools in Nunavut are officially up and running, I would like to take a moment to welcome all members, both old and new, and wish you well at the beginning of another school year. Let us commit this year to shining light on the positives that are happening in our [...]

2019-09-10T09:26:23-04:00September 10th, 2019|

NTA President’s Summer Message

Greetings Members, With another school year coming to a close across Nunavut, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your dedication and hard work with our students and communities.   During this school year there were many occasions where the systemic failings of the education system in Nunavut were highlighted. It began [...]

2019-06-24T15:50:33-04:00June 18th, 2019|

NEW Mental Fitness Resource for NTA Members

The Nunavut Teachers' Association is happy to introduce to our members a new program we are sponsoring through the NTA PD Fund, in conjunction with the Government of Nunavut. Starling Minds is an organization specializing in an online mental fitness program. They have been working with other teacher associations such as NWTTA and BCTF. We [...]

2019-02-05T10:35:12-05:00February 5th, 2019|

President’s Message – World Teachers’ Day 2018

Greetings Members, October 5th is World Teachers’ Day, a day to celebrate teachers across the globe and promote our profession to the public.  The theme for this year’s celebration is “The Right to Education Means the Right to a Qualified Teacher”. In many parts of the world, our profession is being devalued by governments and [...]

2018-10-04T09:05:40-04:00October 4th, 2018|

NTA President’s Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

Greetings NTA Members,   I trust that you had a relaxing and rejuvenating summer, and welcome to all new teachers who are joining us in Nunavut’s schools.  This is an exciting time of year for both students and staff, a time of new beginnings, and building on existing relationships both in schools and in our [...]

2018-08-31T11:23:34-04:00August 31st, 2018|

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Greetings Members, On October 5th World Teachers’ Day 2017 will be celebrated both here in Canada and across the globe.  The theme this year is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.  What does it mean to empower teachers in the context of education in Nunavut? Each year our members are tasked with providing a safe, welcoming, [...]

2017-10-04T10:08:39-04:00October 4th, 2017|