Committee Registrations are now open!



Joining a WROTL Committee is a great way to get involved, meet new people and become knowledgeable about how your local works.  We are accepting applications for people interested in serving on the following committees:


  • Collective Bargaining:  To represent the local in Collective Bargaining with the WRDSB
  • Constitution & Bylaws:  To annually review the Local Constitution and Bylaws
  • Equity & Social Justice:  To educate members in issues related to equity and social justice
  • Member Development Fund:  To allocate funding for PL to the membership
  • Political Action/Public Relations:  To promote positive public relations within the membership and the community
  • Professional Learning: To organize PL activities for the membership
  • Status of Women:  To promote awareness of the issues affecting women and girls

If you are interested in joining a Committee for the 2016/2017 school year click here to register!

Join a WROTL Committee for the 2015/2016 School Year

Are you interested in joining a Committee for 2015/2016? WROTL committees provide a wide variety of services to the membership as well offer a great opportunity for members to get involved on issues important to them. Find out which committee is right for you!

Members shall be appointed to Standing Committees by the Executive for a one – year term. In order to be appointed as chair of a committee, the member must have served at least one year on that committee. Members may apply to serve on the same or other committee(s) in subsequent years.

Click on the committee heading for a in-depth report on 2014/2015 activities

Collective Bargaining

Members of the CBC acquire an in-depth knowledge of the collective agreement and its impact on the lives of teachers.

Member Development Fund

To allocate funding for professional learning to the membership

Status of Women

To promote awareness of the issues affecting women and girls

Constitution and Bylaws

To annually review the Local Constitution and Bylaws

Political Action/Public Relations

To promote positive public relations within the membership and the community

Equity & Social Justice

To educate members in issues related to equity and social justice

Professional Learning

To organize professional workshops and activities for the membership


March 8, International Women’s Day.

Committees of the Occasional Teacher Local encourage women members to join colleagues in marking March 8, International Women’s Day.

The Political Action/Public Relations Committee and the Status of Women Committee are sponsoring a table at the Women’s Day event organized by the Waterloo Regional Labour Council.  This is a first-time event for the Labour Council, at which women members from a wide variety of Local unions will gather to celebrate women and the many roles they play in society.  Please consider joining us at this lunch time event.  There will be short presentations by women from our community, a nice buffet meal (served by several of our male Union activists!), raffle prizes, and many door prizes.  All proceeds will be given to women’s shelters and services in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

When: Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Uniform Hall at 410 Wabanaki Road in Kitchener

The Status of Women Committee will be sponsoring a limited number of members to attend the Zonta Club of Waterloo Region’s Women’s Day Event.  This very popular event has been held for many years.  Janet Solberg, who works as the Senior Advisor for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, will be the guest speaker at this event.  A large number of community restaurants provide a lovely variety of appetizers for participants to enjoy.  There are several raffle packages as well.
When: Wednesday March 5 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Waterloo Inn, King St., North, Waterloo
To register for either of these events, please contact Judy Cutts at or by leaving a message at 519-571-0222 by Monday, February 24.  Names will be drawn by lot and successful members will be notified.  Whether you have attended many events, or none, in the past, or would like to learn more about agencies and services in the community please feel welcome to join your colleagues at these events.  There is no cost for participants apart from optional beverages at  the Zonta event and optional purchase of raffle tickets at both events.

Workers Right Assembly – May 25 @ St. Mary’s Highschool

For any members interested in the challenges being faced by workers in Ontario and Canada, there is an assembly being organized by the Labour Council of waterloo Region that will discuss the attacks against unions, wages and benefits and pensions.

It will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m.  until 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Highschool.

There is more information and a registration package available at our Local office.  Your Equity and Social Justice committee would be willing to subsidize the $30 registration fee for this event for members who are interested in attending. Please contact Judy at 519-571-0222 or

WROTL Standing Committees for 2012-2013

The information regarding signing up for WROTL Committees for 2012 -2013 appeared ‘wonky’ when it was sent out to members.  I apologize for that and trust that this will be much improved!

These are due on June 1.  Please also note that the deadline for the School of the Year nominations is also June 1.  Please take a minute to nominate a particularly welcoming school!

Judy Cutts

WROTL President