ABOUT US

History

 

The Western Quebec Teachers' Association (WQTA) represents over 500 teachers across 33 different schools and centres in the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB).  We are one of 10 unions that represent all of the teachers in the English Sector in Quebec.  Together, we make up the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT).

 

Past Presidents

  • Brian Smeltzer (2013-Present)

  • Debbie MacDonald (2011-2013)

  • Joanne Jones (2006-2011)

  • Carl Hager (1989-2005)

  • Joy Ellison (1987-1989)

  • Sheena Hanley (1978-1987)

  • Ralph Blaine (1975-1978)

Before the merger In 1974 of the WQTA and the NWQAT

  • WQTA: Kay Cox (1973-1975)

  • NWQAT: Vera Fermor (1974-1975)

  • NWQAT: Walter Baslyk (1973-1974)

  • WQTA: John Wigmore (1971-1973)

  • NWQAT: Esther Maki (1971-1972)

  • NWQAT: Joanne Rorison (1972-1973)

  • WQTA: Norma Grey (1970-1971)

  • NWQAT: Owen MacFarlane (1970-1971)

 

Executive

President

Brian Smeltzer

Executive Assistant

Chantal Larose

Chairperson

Darren McCready

Greater Gatineau Secondary Regional Director

Kathlene Vibert

Greater Gatineau Elementary Regional Director

Nancy Blampied

Treasurer

Heidi Hall

Secretary

Brenda Raymond

 

Pontiac Regional Director

Vacant

Northwest Regional Director

Vacant

 

Communications Coordinator

Marie Gervais

Professional Improvement Coordinator

Genevieve Forget

 

Delegates

  • Buckingham - Jennifer Friis, Michelle Boustead (alternate)

  • Centre Pierre Janet/Service Scolaire - Stephanie Surrette

  • Chelsea - Johanne Morrissette, Lori Koroluk (alternate)

  • D'Arcy McGee - Stefan Fuchs, Wayne Burke

  • Dr. S. E. McDowell - Maureen Levesque

  • Dr. Wilbert Keon - Russell Dennis (alternate)

  • Eardley - Heather Sedawey, Carm Reino (alternate)

  • G. Theberge - Faye Gravelle, Danielle LeSieur (alternate)

  • Golden Valley - Gigi Caouette, Jennifer Stacey

  • Greater Gatineau - Michael Birch, James McClelland (alternate)

  • Hadley - Karen Piercy

  • Hull Adult Education - Julie Salomon

  • Lord Aylmer Senior Campus - Vacant

  • Lord Aylmer Junior Campus - Cedric Peters

  • Maniwaki Adult and Vocational Education Training Centre - Jeannette Hamelin (contact person)

  • Maniwaki Woodland - Michelle Peddle

  • Namur Intermediate - Curtis Walsh

  • Noranda - Susan Hamilton

  • Onslow Elementary - Selina Gervais, Cathy Nugent (alternate)

  • Philemon Wright - Genevieve Forget

  • Philemon Wright - Tracy Maurice, Helene Dompierre

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau - Lucille Bauman

  • Poltimore - Catherine Picklyk

  • Pontiac Continuing Education Centre - Kim Greene

  • Pontiac High - Lindsay Woodman, Serena Menzies (alternate)

  • Queen Elizabeth - Jamie Kallio

  • South Hull - Paul Lamarche

  • St. John's - vacant

  • St. Michael's - Nadine Reason, Jenn Joss (alternate)

  • Symmes - Richard Schwartz, Mary Beth Adam (alternate)

  • Val d'Or Adult Education - Tatiana Azparrent

  • Wakefield - Karen Jones

  • Western Quebec Career Centre - Jason Bronsther, Laurie Anne Hickey (alternate)

 

 

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