QPAT Committees

QPAT Committees 2017-08-08T11:50:16+00:00

Adult Education Committee

  • To provide a forum for exchange of information and discussion;
  • To act as an advisory committee to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on all matters relating to adult education in the collective agreement;
  • To act as an advisory committee to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on all other matters relating to the adult education sector.

Finance & Budget Committee (Standing Committee)

  • To meet when convened;
  • To deliberate upon such matters as it has been appointed to consider;
  • To report to the Board of Directors;
  • To report on its activities to the Provincial Council at the Annual General Meeting and as required by the Board of Directors.

Human Rights & Social Justice Committee

  • To review research studies and other material in order to identify key issues and concerns with regards to human rights and social justice;
  • To develop recommendations to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors to implement specific actions to address the following issues:
    • Discrimination
    • Harassment
    • Health
    • Poverty
    • Violence
    • Other human rights and social justice issues
  • To make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding spending.

Membership Plans Committee

  • To give advice regarding negotiations;
  • To scrutinize reports of the operations of QPAT group insurance plans;
  • To monitor pension plans;
  • To review all insurance plans.

New Teacher Committee

  • To produce appropriate information for beginning teachers;
  • To work with local teacher unions to develop and implement teacher induction programs (including both professional/career issues and union involvement).

Nominations Committee (Standing Committee)

  • To ensure that, no later than February 14th of each election year, there is sent to each place where there are members in good standing of local union of the Association, a request for nominations, specifying the posts for which elections are necessary, the qualifications for such posts, and such further information regarding election procedures as the Nominations Committee deems relevant;
  • To receive nominations for elective Executive offices, each nomination to be signed by at least fifteen (15) members in good standing drawn from at least two (2) local unions of the Association, accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the nominee and his or her consent in writing, and to be submitted to the Nominations Committee within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the call for nominations being issued, on which date nominations shall cease;
  • To examine all nominations and determine their authenticity;
  • To publicize nominations received to the membership of the Association by inserting the name, the picture and the curriculum vitae of each nominee in the Association’s Newspaper(s) or Newsletter(s), ensuring that all candidates be given equal publicity;
  • To report all nominations to the Board of Directors at its first meeting after the close of nominations;
  • To ensure that ballots are distributed to all members in good standing of the local unions of the Association;
  • To make provision for by-elections, when necessary.

Vocational Education Committee

  • To provide a forum for exchange of information and discussion;
  • To act as an advisory committee to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on all matters relating to vocational education in the collective agreement;
  • To act as an advisory committee to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on all other matters relating to the vocational education sector.