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Welcome to the website of the Eastern Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association.

The Eastern Unit represents 850 elementary and secondary teachers in 48 schools across our region.

This website is designed to provide our members with information about the services and programs of OECTA, both at the local and provincial level. It is our hope that our website will also serve as a resource to those who wish to learn more about our local association.

Eastern Updates e-agenda Political Action Professional Development Information Directions to OECTA Office
Eastern Update e-agenda
Political Action Professional Development Directions to OECTA Office

Eastern Ontario OECTA Unit Elections
Slate of Candidates & Biographies
April, 2017

President 1. Dale Fobert, Unit Office (bio)
2. James Roy, St. Mary CHS, Brockville (bio)
Unit Secretary 1. Louise LeClair, St. Francis Xavier CHS, Hammond (bio)
Unit Treasurer 1. Garry Curtis, St. Patrick CS, Rockland (bio)
2. Kristy Tait-Angel, St. John Bosco CS, Brockville (bio)
CEO 1. Norm Evans, St. Michael CHS, Kemptville (bio)
2. Mike Hamilton, St. Francis Xavier CHS, Hammond (bio)
Councillors – Two in each area:

PR 1. Rob D’Alessio, St. Thomas Aquinas CHS, Russell (bio)
SD&G 1. Steve Dionne, Holy Trinity CSS, Cornwall (bio)
2. Trish Wouters, St. Mary/St. Cecilia CS, Morrisburg (bio)


There will be an All-Candidates meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Unit Office in Kemptville at 5 p.m.  Please attend to hear speeches and ask questions of the candidates. 

Elections will be held electronically using Election Buddy. Emails will be sent directly to teachers with a PIN and to prompt participation in the vote.

First Tier Elections for the President, will be held between noon Thursday, April 27th and noon Friday, April 28th.

Second Tier Elections for CEO will be held between noon Thursday, May 11th and noon Friday, May 12th.

Third Tier Elections for all other positions will be held between noon Thursday, May 25th and noon  Fri., May 26th. 

Occasional Teacher Representative & Executive – AGM date to be announced, at which time, elections will be held.


Unit Executive, 2015-2017

President Dale Fobert
CEO James Roy
Secretary Louise LeClair Stein
Treasurer Kristy Tait-Angel
Councillors (LL&G) Norm Evans
Penny Huntley
Councillors (PR) Mike Hamilton
Rob D’Alessio
Councillors (SD&G) Steve Dionne
Trish Wouters
Past President Ann McGahey
Teacher Welfare Officer (Non-voting) Barb Dobrowolski
OT Representative Steve Kirby

Quick Tips for Managing Stress

Teachers experiencing difficulties in their professional lives, or whose personal problems are affecting their work, can contact the department for advice on performance appraisals, general and career counselling, professional ethics, pensions, interpersonal disputes and personal crises. Please review the “Quick Tips for Managing Stress” flyer for more ideas on how to deal with stress in your life.


Unit P.D. Fund

Each member of the Eastern Unit can apply for a grant of up to $ 200 for professional development. The money can be used to attend workshops/conferences or upgrade qualifications through college, university or AQ courses. Please see the PD policy.


Join a Local Committee
Have you ever considered becoming more involved in your local OECTA. We are looking for teachers who can share a bit of time to benefit all members in our unit. To find out more about our local committees, click here.

Special Savings
Special savings are available to teachers in Ontario at a variety of commercial enterprises. Click here for further information: www.Edvantage.ca
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