Standing Committees

Getting Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved in the association. Members can contact their Communications Liaisons to obtain an NTA Webmail Account, through which NTA email can be accessed, and through which we send out the password for the Members’ Secure Area of this website. The website, school NTA bulletin boards and email system, along with our elected representatives, are the primary means of communication between the Association and members. Each year there is an opportunity for members to submit resolutions to Central Council to be considered and voted upon at our annual meeting – this is a way for members to have a voice in the Association and its future direction. There are also School and Regional Elections each spring, and any member is eligible to run for a school and or regional position. The Association also has a number of standing committees. Some standing Committees, such as Finance and Legislative Committees, may only accept applications from members of Central Council or Central Executive. Other committees are open to all NTA members, and a call out for volunteers for these committees is sent to all NTA members via the NTA email system early in each school year.

Curriculum Support

The NTA Curriculum Support Committee will operate by consensus with the general purpose to:
1. Advise the NTA Central Council on matters related to curriculum;
2. Establish policies and procedures and coordinate liaison between the NTA and other agencies involved in curriculum development;
3. Monitor the implementation of new curricula and advocate that the NTA members are supported with proper in-service training;
4. Development and recommend NTA responses to curriculum issues.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee shall promote public education throughout Nunavut as well as take steps to protect, improve, and promote teaching as a profession.
This committee, among other projects, oversees the Thank You for Making a Difference Campaign (TYFMAD), which has been very successful. Last year students submitted over 2000 entries outlining how members have made a positive difference in their lives.
The NTA Vice-President Jennie Dawson chairs this committee.

Professional Relations

The Professional Relations Committee shall deal with disputes between members of the NTA.
The committee shall review the events surrounding a professional relations problem, analyze the facts, and provide advice to the members concerned. the committee's primary role is to restore professional relationships.
Any member chosen to go into community on this committee will be provided with some basic training beforehand.
The Professional Relations Committee consists of the six (6) regional presidents and one extra NTA member from each region.

Status of Women

The Status of Women's committee of the Nunavut Teachers' Association shall: Study and research equity and human rights issues concerning women in our profession in Nunavut, and propose initiatives to address inequities related to gender that give rise to discrimination.
Support NTA policies related to discrimination and harassment, and develop recommendations to Central Executive and Central Council to implement specific actions to address human rights and social justice issues.
Provide input into the planning and delivery of workshops, seminars, and other training opportunities for membership.
Develop a means to disseminate information on female equity and diversity at the school and regional levels and for other appropriate groups.
Liaise with the Department of Education, Canadian Teachers' Federation, and other groups.

Inuit Educators

The Inuit Educators' Committee shall promote active participation of Inuit Educators in the affairs of the Association.
The Inuit Educators' Committee shall promote effective programs for the advancement of Inuit in education including training in leadership and administration.
The NTA Inuit Member-at-Large, Becky Tootoo, will chair the Inuit Educators' Committee.

Discipline

The Discipline Committee shall deal with matters of professional misconduct or violation of the Code of Ethics By-laws by a member.
The Nunavut Teachers' Association Act has provisions for our Association to discipline its members. We very rarely need to activate this committee but do like to have members in all regions in case we need to call upon them.
The NTA President chairs this committee.

Education Leave Committee

The Nunavut Teachers' Association appoints two representatives to this committee (along with two GN reps). The Ed Leave committee meets in March to review, evaluate, and rank all of the Ed Leave applications for the next school year. In accordance with policy, the Committee is responsible for conducting interviews, coordinating reference checks, and scoring that determines which NTA members will be selected for Education Leave. This year, the NTA representatives are Kylie Curry (kcurry@ntanu.ca) and Susan Hillier (shillier@ntanu.ca).

Finance Committee

The NTA Finance Committee shall prepare a budget for presentation at the Annual Meeting of Central Council, make recommendations concerning fees, and in general act as financial advisors to the Central Executive. Craig MacGregor (cmacgregor@ntanu.ca), Secretary-Treasurer of the NTA, chairs this committee. Membership in this committee is limited to Members of Central Council.

Legislative Committee

The NTA Legislative Committee shall study and report all matters that pertain to the constitution or by-laws, as well as to statements of policy and procedures. The Committee shall be responsible for submitting such matters to the Annual Meeting of Central Council. Members of this committee will be chosen from Central Council.

You are encouraged to get involved in the NTA; if you are interested in serving on one of the above committees after you arrive, please contact the Association’s Central Office in Iqaluit at (867) 979-0750, or through e-mail at JFanjoy@ntanu.ca. There is a great deal of information about the Association in our NTA Bylaw and Policy Book, published annually.

Questions

New members often have questions or concerns regarding their salary and benefits, rights and responsibilities, employer protocols and procedures, or other work related matters. For assistance with issues such as these, please see the New NTA Member FAQ Document below.

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