NTA Committees 2019 – 2020

February 14th, 2020|

NTA Committees for 2019-20

Curriculum Support Committee
Jeela Allurut
Jolene Anderson
Scott MacDonald
Patricia MacNeil
Alyssa Paul
Tess Thurber

Education Leave Committee
Caryn Rubio
Shawna Thomson

Status of Women Committee
Jennie Dawson
Kelli Hanson
Chelsea Landry
Akayla Onabowale
Paricia MacNeil
Alyssa Paul

Finance Committee
John Fanjoy
Scott MacDonald
Joey Rhodes

Inuit Educators Committee
Peter Aulatjut
Lena Arqviq
Uliut Iksiktaaryuk
Margaret Inaksajak
Ellen Ittunga
Jamie Kablutsiak
Appolina Makkigak
Margaret Okatsiak
Sheba Pikuyak
Becky Tootoo

Professional Relations Committee
Glenda Pittman
Shawna Thomson

Professional Development Council
Teri Lyn Hall
Scott MacDonald

Discipline Committee
Terri Lyn Hall
Glenda Pittman

Embrace Life
Jay McKechnie

CTF Francophone Liaison
Francois Ouellette

Susan Hillier
Amy Hodgers

Public Relations
Craig MacGregor
Johnny MacKenzie
Bhupinder Mattoo
Joey Rhodes

Starling Minds Introduction and Information

September 26th, 2019|

The Nunavut Teachers’ Association has embarked on a project with British Columbia  – based Starling Minds Inc, to provide a proactive mental health fitness resource for NTA members and their families to use. Starling also works with other teacher organizations in Canada to provide this type of assistance to their members.

Below is a short introduction video to take you through some of the major aspects of the program, followed by some positive feedback from Starling Minds users:


“I use the strategies for stress reduction and keep practicing them. Starling has helped me to reflect on past situations that have caused a lot of stress. I don’t beat myself up anymore when things don’t go the way I want.” – Starling Minds member


“To be honest, I had a lot of anxiety around signing in for the first time. I was scared I would be exposed and that I might be ‘found out’ for having depression. When I realized that everyone is given an anonymous member ID I felt 100 times better.” – Starling Minds member


“To see people all saying the same things as me and experiencing things that I have made me realize that was not alone.” – Starling Minds member


“Starling is wonderful! I tried to join a therapy group this week and it just wasn’t for me. This has been just what I needed! I love how tangible and action-based everything is. I also love the informative videos and comments. A 5/5 rating for me.” – Starling Minds member


“I am working my way through an exceptionally difficult time in my life. Many of the stressors that I am experiencing have significantly decreased my battery’s baseline. I feel that the strategies I have learned through Starling Minds have helped me deal with some of the stress, worry, sadness, anxiety and anger that I feel.” – Starling Minds member