Committees

Committees shall:

  • receive and act on proposals and referrals from the Board and the Executive;
  • operate within the budget approved by the Board;
  • recommend and report to the Executive actions within their terms of reference;
  • prepare, if necessary, a budget request for the following fiscal year and present it    to the Executive;
  • present an annual report of their activities to the Executive and the AGM.

A. Pension and Retirement Income

Terms of Reference:
Respond to requests regarding matters pertaining to pension concerns; make
recommendations to the Executive on matters pertaining to pension concerns;
receive concerns and recommendations from member organizations; prepare
for the Executive proposals and position papers related to pension and
retirement concerns with appropriate recommendations.

Committee Members:
Martin Higgs, Chair- Vice-President
Gerry Tiede (British Columbia)
Gordon Cumming (Alberta)
Peggy Prendergast (Manitoba)
Claudia Mang (Ontario)
Jim Kavanaugh (Nova Scotia)
Roger Régimbal –  ACER-CART Executive Director


B. Communications

Terms of Reference:
Maintain the ACER-CART web site; produce at least one newsletter a year for use
on the website and by member organizations; and encourage and facilitate
communication among member organizations.

Committee Members:
Marilyn Bossert, Chair – Regional Representative – West
Steve Bailey (British Columbia)
Linda LeBlanc (New Brunswick)
Roger Régimbal – ACER-CART Executive Director


C. Health Services 

Terms of Reference:
Provide the member organizations with information and advice regarding health and insurance plans; study the health care and insurance plans of the member organizations; prepare for the Executive proposals and position papers related to health and insurance plans, with appropriate recommendations.

Committee Members:
Margaret Urquhart, Chair – Regional Representative – East
Bill Berryman (Nova Scotia)
Alyson Hillier (Nova Scotia)
Marie LeBlanc-Warwick (Saskatchewan)
Peggy Prendergast (Manitoba)


D. Nominations and Elections

Terms of Reference:
Receive and solicit nominations for offices on the Executive and for committees; assume responsibility for the elections.

Committee Members:
Bill Berryman, Chair – Past President, ACER-CART
Roger Régimbal, Executive Director, ACER-CART


E. Legislation

Terms of Reference:
Make recommendations to the Executive Committee for changes to the By-Laws, Articles, Policies and Procedures; become familiar with legislation which may have an impact on the teaching profession and the status of teachers; and present resolutions to the Executive Committee.

Committee Members:
Bill Berryman, Chair – Past President, ACER-CART
Roger Régimbal, Executive Director, ACER-CART 


F. Political Advocacy

Terms of Reference:
Develop and recommend to the executive actions to accomplish goals and objectives established by the Board; monitor political issues and advise the executive or the Board on emerging issues relevant to ACER-CART; plan and organize political advocacy.

Committee Members:
Martha Foster, Chair – Regional Representative – Ontario
Bob Fitzpatrick (New Brunswick)
Lawrence Hrycan (Alberta)
Grace Wilson (British Columbia)