Timmins teacher, Anne Vinet-Roy elected OTF President
At its annual meeting on August 20, 2019, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) Board of Governors elected Anne Vinet-Roy as the 76th OTF President.
Anne Vinet-Roy brings a wealth of experience on the local, provincial and national levels to the position.
With roots in Eastern Ontario (Hawkesbury/Ottawa), Anne has lived and taught in Timmins for over 20 years. Her specialty is French as a first language, as well as Guidance and Special Education. In addition, she has taught at l’Université de Hearst – the Timmins campus.
Anne has been very active in her federation, l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) during her career. From 2012 to June 2019, she was president of her local unit, AEFO Nord-Est catholique, providing services to over 600 members from Hearst to Haileybury.
On the AEFO provincial level, Anne served as first vice-president from 2008 to 2012 and held the responsibility of acting president in 2011 and 2012. She represented francophone members on the Ontario College of Teachers’ Governing Council from 2003 to 2006. Anne is currently the chair of AEFO’s Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT). She has been a member of the OTF Board of Governors since 2006 and frequently a member of the OTF Executive during those years.
On the national level, Anne served on the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s (CTF) Women’s Issues Committee from 2006 to 2010. In 2008, she joined l’Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF) and, in 2012, became the Ontario representative on the board. From 2016 to present, she has been the president of l’ACELF.
“Alone, we can go faster, but together, we can go further,” states Anne Vinet-Roy. “As teachers in Ontario’s public education face numerous challenges over the coming year, OTF, working with its partners, will continue to champion the professional needs of all teachers in Ontario.”
Also elected at the same meeting were
Past President: Nathan Core, Waterloo
First Vice-President: Parker Robinson, North Bay
Second Vice-President: Chris Cowley, Brantford