Ontario Region Executive Meeting - September 8, 2022 - White Oaks
Present: J. Purdie, C. L’Estrange, T. Yantsis, A. Stone, P. Tsuji, D. Kamaldin, R. Kaura, B. Brawley, T. MacDonald, M. Chan
Regrets: T. Zaharapoulos
The meeting was called to order at 1:18 p.m.
- Opening remarks
Director acknowledged land usage. The Regional Office Manager’s Report will not be presented at this meeting. The Director welcomed Mandy Chan as the newest member of the ORE.
- Approval of the Agenda
MOTION to approve the Agenda
Moved: Anthony Stone
2nd: Chris L’Estrange Carried
- Approval of the Minutes
MOTION to approve the August 13, 2022 Minutes
Moved: Bridget Brawley
2nd: Anthony Stone Consensus
MOTION to approve the September 6, 2022 Minutes
Moved: Tina MacDonald
2nd: Tom Yantsis Consensus
- Tracking Report
The Tracking Report was used to update the action items from previous meetings.
MOTION to go in Camera at 2:54 and came out of camera at 3:13
Director to follow up with Stacey Mclaren about Toronto Centre Action: Purdie
Google Drive co-ordinator to change the responsibility of submitting the resolutions from the Secretary to the Director in the Strategic Plan.
- Treasurer’s report - Yantsis
Treasurer gave an update on our financial position in his Treasurer’s report. There was a problem with the Swag for OSC since the logo was upside down on the travel mugs. We had a discussion about the Swag for the PIPSC AGM.
MOTION to approve Swag for the PIPSC AGM for up to 100 items with a total budget of up to $X.
Moved: Anthony Stone
2nd: Mandy Chan Carried
The Director to ask HQ for funding for the Christmas Staff dinner Action: Purdie
Angie Logan is the new Sergeant-at-arms.
- Regional Office Manager’s report - Kredenster
There was no report presented at the meeting.
ORE to submit AGM swag ideas to the Treasurer for the PIPSC AGM. Action: ORE
- Review of Committees
a) BOD Committees
i) BLPC – No report filed
Ii) Elections Appeals – No report filed
iii) Finance – No report filed
iv) Human Rights – No report filed
v) Information Technology – No report filed
vi) Professional Recognition – No report filed
vii) Science Advisory – No report filed
b) ORE Committees
i) Training Committee
The Training Committee met this morning. The Committee wants to document more information in the Training Minutes so it will be available for future Training Committees. The National Training Committee will meet on September 19, 2022, and topics such as the Ontario Provincial Groups to be discussed.
Rachit and Bridget will attend the Peer to Peer training but will need to make sure that the roles of the ERO are not overstepped. The Training Chair is responsible to administer the Lunch and Learn program.
The basic Steward training will occur in October at the 1 King Street location. The next February and October basic Steward training has already been booked at 1 King Street. The next Labour School will be May 24-27, 2023 with the topics to be determined.
ii) Bylaw and Policy
Discussed previously in the Tracking Report.
iii) Visibility Mobilization Events Committee
Participation of about 70 people in the Labour Day Parade. There are some banners that need to be returned to Heather.
iv) Branch Liaison
A newsletter was sent to the Presidents and Vice-Presidents to update them about the ORE. The Liaison was able to get more personal email addresses but the end goal is to get a database of all the Branch president’s personal emails.
v) Ontario Provincial Groups Liaison
Need to talk to the Provincial groups about the items at the OSC. The topic of Peer Review needs to be brought to the attention of Marcia for follow-up.
Ontario Provincial Groups Liaison to communicate with Krystal about the National Committee Action: MacDonald
vi) Young Professionals Liaison
Liaison to present the recruitment message at the OSC and the recruitment message letter will be posted on the PIPSC website once it has been translated. Liaison wants to create an email for communications and have a dedicated space on the PIPSC website for the Ontario Region.
- Regional Council
A draft Agenda for the Fern Resort was presented and we may need to check with Fern about Coffee Breaks and we may now need 6 break-out rooms. There are 102 rooms at Fern and we have 99 delegates and a Guest Speaker and potentially the president so we may only have a 1 room buffer. There was discussion that the executive would go to Rama if there was a problem with a shortage of rooms.
Discussed that members with mobility issues should be given ground floor units. Some members may complain about the facilities. We need to follow up with Fern later in November. We were given orders from the BOD to visit the extra night issue for events.
Discussed some Provincial group issues such as Bill 124 and fighting privatization.
Provincial Group’s Liaison to send OFL contact to OSC Chair Action: MacDonald
9. Next Meeting September 9, 2022, White Oaks