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20 janvier 2020




After two rounds of postings, we welcomed Kimberly Stanbra as the Director of Laurentians High School to our Board of Directors.


Since November, we have been discussing the renegotiation of the recall clause with the school board, most notably, holding only one meeting in August. We struck a sub-committee and met with the school board on November 13th. We recently surveyed the recall teachers and 94.6% of the respondents (111 total respondents) are in favour of one meeting in August with the possibility of it being held over 2 days. Based on the survey, we have decided to hold Special General Meetings (SGM) in the month of February so the membership can vote on the change. You should receive an email shortly with more information regarding the SGMs.





Une étude révèle que parmi les 40 % de personnes qui prennent des résolutions pour la nouvelle année, seulement 8 % d’entre elles les respectent. Pourquoi en est-il ainsi? Voici certains points énoncés par des membres de Starling pour comprendre les tendances associées à l’établissement d’objectifs qui peuvent mener à l’échec :

  • En prendre trop sur ses épaules
  • Avoir des attentes irréalistes 
  • Établir des objectifs en fonction d’une situation idéale

Savez-vous comment vous fixer des objectifs réalistes? Découvrez les séances Starling sur l’établissement d’objectifs pour vous aider à y parvenir :

  1. Outil d’établissement d’objectifs Starling
  2. Historique des objectifs Starling

« J’ai appris que je devais diminuer mes attentes à mon égard. Je me fixe souvent des objectifs trop ambitieux et ressens beaucoup de frustration lorsque je ne les atteins pas. Je dois décomposer mes objectifs plutôt que d’élaborer une très longue liste de choses impossibles à réaliser. » – Membre de Starling

Par où commencer?

Si vous avez déjà un compte, ouvrez une session ici :

Si vous désirez vous inscrire, allez à :

Pour inviter un membre de votre famille, rendez-vous à :




Let’s go LTU! It’s time to share our expertise.

Follow this link for more information about giving a workshop at the next Convention:



As you are aware, provincial negotiations have begun! QPAT has created a section on their website so you can stay up-to-date as things develop:

You can also access the information via the Homepage of LTU website:


We did our first commando demo last week at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board on January 15th, 2020. Thanks you to all those who made it out.

Thank you to all the teachers who have been wearing their t-shirts and sending us pictures to share on social media. Keep them coming!!! YOU ARE THE UNION!!

15 novembre 2019


C’est la Semaine de la santé numérique! Quelles sont les façons dont les technologies numériques ont transformé positivement la prestation des soins de santé?

Les communautés virtuelles sont de merveilleux lieux d’échanges qui permettent de partager nos expériences, garder espoir et combattre les préjugés liés à la santé mentale. Lorsque des membres de Starling nous font part de leurs parcours de façon anonyme, on sent bien qu’ils ne sont pas seuls dans leurs efforts.

« Je ne peux que me réjouir de pouvoir profiter de ce programme en ligne puisque j’y ai accès en tout temps, dans le confort de mon foyer. Il existe une communauté chez Starling et je peux sentir son appui dans mon cheminement. » – Membre Starling

« J’aimerais raconter mon cheminement aux autres enseignants et membres de ce programme; faire partie d’une communauté ne peut qu’aider. » – Membre Starling  

Ce mois-ci, nous vous lançons comme défi d’ouvrir une session et d’écrire un commentaire ou de répondre à quelqu’un. Ces petits gestes montrent qu’il y a des personnes comme vous qui encouragent les gens dans leur cheminement.

Vous voulez écrire un commentaire?

Si vous avez déjà un compte, ouvrez une session ici :

Si vous désirez vous inscrire, allez à :

24 septembre 2019



A clarification email will be sent out within the next week to all teachers. We have been discussing the application of the new change with regards to RNA with the school board as well as the application of passing time. We will be sending out the revised workload documents and we will update the website shortly. We will also be informing the school delegates at the Delegate Conference this weekend. If you have any questions, just email us or give us a call in the office.


Thank you to everyone who submitted their name to sit on the various LTU committees. The letters were emailed to the teachers concerned and the website has been updated with the new committee members. Welcome to all of you and congratulations on your appointments.


We are happy to welcome Cecile Padadac back as Sector Director acclaimed to the Adult and Vocational Education sector.  The email was sent to all teachers by the Nominations Committee last week.

The Laurentian High Schools sector is still vacant. As per the LTU Handbook of Policies and Procedures, we will open a second round of nominations this week and aan email will be sent to all teachers in that sector. Please read the information carefully as there are strict deadlines and rules to respect for the nomination process.





Starling Minds is a service provided by QPAT for all of its members. Mental Health in the workplace is a big concern which impacts many teachers. Please follow this link to access the QPAT sign-in page to assess your mental fitness. They have some interesting challenges and many members have found this to be a very useful tool:

Also, here is an interesting blog post about Pourquoi les gens evitent-ils de parler de la santé mentale au travail:



Registration for pre-convention is now open. Follow these links to register:

3 septembre 2019

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a wonderful first day back with the students. As usual, should you have any questions, if you wish for us to visit your school or you simply want to run something by us, feel free to contact us by email or directly in the LTU office. All our contact info can be found under « Contact » on our web page. We encourage you to check out the information we have available on the web page and we update documents as needed. We wish you success and all the best for the 2019-20 school year.





All TC documents and the PowerPoint presentation have been updated as of today on the website.



The email to apply for the various LTU committees was sent today to all teachers. The deadline to apply is September 13th.



All delegates have received the 2019 Delegate Conference information which will be held at Manoir Saint-Sauveur on September 28-29. Please respond ASAP as we have to confirm with the hotel. It is very important to attend or to delegate another member of staff (preferably the TC Chair) as many presentations will be given on various issues which impact the teachers on a daily basis. The QPAT staff, LTU staff and a representative from Starling Minds will be presenting the various workshops which differ from the ones from the conference 2 years ago. Please get back to Loretta ASAP.



A workshop for new teachers will be held on Friday, September 27th at 1PM at the Manoir Saint-Sauveur (lunch will be available as of noon). The information was sent to all teacherS by Loretta last week. We have 50 spots available on a first come, first served basis. PIC has agreed to cover the release. Priority will be given to E1s hired in the last 5 years, then Recall teachers hired in the past 5 years. If you do not fit that criteria and wish to attend, please inform Loretta ( and your name will be added to  waiting list. We will confirm your attendance on September 20th. We look forward to seeing you there!



All the information regarding our upcoming election for 2 vacant Board of Directors positions (Laurentian High Schools and Adult/Vocational Education) were emailed last week. Please read the information carefully as there are strict deadlines to respect for the nomination process.




The new Harassment Policy is in effect as of July 1, 2019. You can find it on the school board website and we strongly encourage you to take a look.





Please check your board email to access the survey for intersectorial negotiations. Your answers will be brought back to QPAt and will inform the negotiating team as to how to proceed. Your input is valuable and the survey only takes a few minutes to complete. Thank you to everyone who has already responded.



An email will be sent to you shortly regarding the model and size of t-shirt you require for actions during negotiations. Solidarity is key to our success so please take the few minutes to respond. For those who do not, we will select a random size based on the sampling from the respondents which will be sent directly to you school sometime in October.

30 mai 2019

Rapport de la présidente pour l’assemblée générale annuelle



Alors qu’une autre année scolaire tire à sa fin, j’ai de la difficulté à croire que j’ai eu le privilège de travailler au Syndicat des enseignantes et des enseignants de Laurier depuis les neuf dernières années et de représenter les membres du SEL à titre de présidente pour les trois dernières années. Stephan Ethier, directeur du bien-être des membres, Serge Landry, directeur des affaires pédagogiques, et moi-même continuons à travailler en équipe pour vous représenter à diverses tables à l’échelle locale et provinciale.


Il y a eu beaucoup de changements à la commission scolaire cette année encore. Gaëlle Absolonne est notamment revenue à la Commission scolaire Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (CSSWL) à titre de directrice générale depuis septembre 2018. François Badin occupe actuellement le poste de directeur des Ressources humaines par intérim jusqu’à ce que Stephanie Krenn entre en fonctions lorsque la commission embauchera un nouveau secrétaire général. Deux directeurs, Eric Ruggi et Lisa Verrall, ont été nommés directeurs adjoints par intérim des RH.


Au niveau provincial, je continue à siéger en tant que membre du comité exécutif et du conseil d’administration de l’Association provinciale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (APEQ). En plus des négociations provinciales, le nouveau gouvernement de la CAQ nous tient sur le qui-vive avec diverses initiatives qui apparaissent à droite et à gauche, comme les groupes de prématernelle, les périodes de récréation de 20 minutes et l’interdiction proposée des symboles religieux (projet de loi 21). L’APEQ continue d’exercer son influence pour que le gouvernement sache en quoi ses décisions ont une incidence sur les éducateurs du Québec.


De nombreux changements ont également eu lieu à l’APEQ cette année. Sébastien Joly a été embauché à titre de directeur général en janvier 2019; Heidi Yetman a été élue présidente par acclamation à compter de mars 2019; Anne-Marie Rheubottom a rejoint l’équipe de l’APEQ en juillet 2018. J’apprécie certainement tout le travail acharné et le dévouement du personnel de l’APEQ et du personnel de soutien pour leur appui indéfectible aux sections locales, ainsi que leur dur labeur et leur dévouement envers tous les enseignants du secteur anglophone au Québec.


J’ai aussi eu le plaisir de rejoindre la Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants (FCE) à son assemblée générale annuelle à Edmonton, en Alberta l’été dernier. Cet été, je participerai également au Symposium des femmes à Vancouver en juin et au Congrès mondial de l’Internationale de l’Éducation à Bangkok en juillet.


Au niveau local, je continue de rester informée et d’influencer les politiques publiques en siégeant à divers comités permanents comme le comité de la parité, les relations de travail, la santé et la sécurité, les politiques pédagogiques, etc. J’assiste également aux réunions du conseil des commissaires ainsi qu’à toute autre réunion au cours de laquelle je peux recueillir des renseignements pertinents à rapporter aux enseignants.


Voici quelques faits saillants de la présidence de cette année :


  • Accueil et formation de notre nouvelle adjointe administrative, Loretta Gifuni.
  • Lancement de votre nouveau site Web du SEL.
  • Rencontre avec les délégués et les enseignants dans leurs écoles.
  • Réponse à de nombreuses consultations sur diverses politiques : Engagement envers la réussite, tabac, alcool et drogues, harcèlement, écoles sûres et bienveillantes et frais de scolarité facturés aux parents. Le programme d’études secondaires et l’école 240 font actuellement l’objet de discussions au sein du comité des politiques pédagogiques.
  • Consultation des membres sur les négociations provinciales à venir et les différentes politiques de la commission scolaire.
  • Préparation notre prochain congrès des délégués à l’automne 2019.
  • Participation à des réunions et à des ateliers provinciaux et nationaux.


Je tiens à remercier les membres du comité exécutif et du conseil d’administration du SEL. Vous êtes les décideurs de cette organisation syndicale et nos discussions et échanges sont ce qui fait que ce syndicat continue d’aller dans la bonne direction. Un énorme MERCI à nos administrateurs sortants, Laura McTavish, Sonya David et Mark Sanchini, pour votre participation et la représentation de vos secteurs. Je tiens aussi à souhaiter la bienvenue à nos membres du conseil d’administration, Mary Antioco et Alexandra Rachita, ainsi qu’à notre nouvelle membre élue, Myriam Lévesque, et j’ai hâte de collaborer avec vous pendant la prochaine année scolaire.


Sans les délégués scolaires et les membres des comités, nous ne pourrions pas accomplir tout ce que nous faisons. Votre participation, votre dévouement et votre implication sont nécessaires et grandement appréciés. Nous reconnaissons tout ce que vous faites pour les enseignants de votre école et nous avons hâte de continuer à travailler avec vous pour vous transmettre les renseignements les plus récents afin que vous soyez au courant de ce qui se passe dans vos écoles.


Stephan Ethier et Serge Landry, je suis très reconnaissante pour votre soutien et votre collaboration continus. C’est vraiment un plaisir de travailler avec une équipe aussi formidable jour après jour. Loretta Gifuni a rejoint notre équipe à titre d’adjointe administrative cette année et elle a travaillé sans relâche pour assurer le bon fonctionnement du bureau tout en réalisant une très bonne transition dans ses nouvelles fonctions. Je suis impatiente de voir ce que les années à venir nous réservent au bureau du SEL.


Enfin, les derniers mais non les moindres, je souhaite reconnaître les membres qui s’impliquent, restent informés, se présentent aux réunions, participent au processus de consultation, répondent à nos sondages et travaillent pour nous aider à faire en sorte que vos droits soient respectés. Le Syndicat des enseignantes et enseignants Laurier est bien plus que les quatre membres du bureau qui gèrent le quotidien.  Nous sommes seulement aussi forts que nos membres – VOUS ÊTES LE SYNDICAT!!



Bon été et bonnes vacances!!!



Stephanie McLellan

17 mai 2019



Two candidates, Mark Sanchini and Myriam Levèsque, were nominated for the position of Sector Director of Laval Senior. Myriam Levésque has been elected to the Board of Directors for the 2019-22 term. Thank you to Mark for his years of service and welcome to Myriam.


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on May 22nd beginning at 5 PM in the library of Laval Junior Academy. We are hoping to see you in great numbers next week.




No new consultations at this time.



Provincial Negotiations

The second phase of consultation with teachers on sectorial negotiations has ended. Thank you to the 365 LTU members who took the time to fill out the electronic survey.  A big THANK YOU to all the delegates and sector directors who helped inform the teachers in your schools. The results and comments have been transmitted to QPAT. A total of 3268 members took part in the consultation province-wide.

The consultation for the inter-sectorial negotiations should be ready early next school year.


QPAT has been working tirelessly to express teachers’ concerns regarding the proposed bill banning the wearing of religious symbols in public institutions.

Link to QPAT’s Brief on Bill 21:émoire-APEQ-Projet-de-loi-21.pdf

Link to  President Heidi Yetman’s presentation at the Parliamentary Commission on Bill 21, National Assembly (May 9, 2019):

Pétition :
Retrait des établissements publics d’enseignement de l’application du projet de loi n° 21, Loi sur la laïcité de l’État

The deadline to sign the petition is June 7th, 2019. Please sign and share if you are in agreement.
Episode 1: Violence in Schools with Nancy Champagne
Episode 2: Women in Leadership Roles with Heidi Yetman



10 avril 2019



We are very pleased to announce the following acclamations for a three-year term (2019-22):

Stephan Ethier as Director of Membership Welfare

Dan Strina as Director for Lanaudière & Rive Nord Elementary

Alexandra Rachita as Director of Adult & Vocational Centres

We would like to thank all the candidates and outgoing Directors for their dedication to the LTU membership!


Two candidates, Mark Sanchini and Myriam Levèsque, were nominated for the position of Sector Director of Laval Senior. As a result, an election will be held at LSA on April 17th. The delegate should inform the teachers as to the time and place of the vote. Only Phoenix and the LSA teachers will vote for their representative.


We are available for school visits. Please let your delegate know should you wish for us to stop by your school. Your delegate just has to contact Loretta by email or call the office to schedule a school visit from the LTU office.


A regular meeting of the delegates will be held on April 17th beginning at 4:30 PM in the library of Laval Junior Academy. All delegates are expected to attend.


The AGM will be held at 5 PM in the library of Laval Junior Academy. All teachers are welcome. YOU ARE THE UNION!



The Policy on School Fees Charged to Parents – Youth Sector was out for consultation from February 28th to April 10th. A response was submitted by LTU.



Convention 2019

Peter Mansbridge has been confirmed as the keynote speaker. The deadline to submit to give a workshop was also extended. Please see the link below for more details.

Provincial Negotiations

The second phase of consultation with teachers on sectorial negotiations has begun. School delegates have received the information and should be holding a meeting in each school. Once the meeting is held, we will send the teachers a link to a Google survey. The survey have to be completed by April 29th.

We would like to thank all the school delegates for their time and cooperation!


31 janvier 2019


New Board of Directors Members

Frank De Luca is the new Chair of the LTU Board of Directors. Welcome back, Frank!

Laura MacTavish stepped down as Director of Laurentians Elementary sector in December. We would like to thank Laura MacTavish for her work on the Board of Directors. Mary Antioco has been acclaimed as the new director for the remainder of the 2018-20 term. Welcome back, Mary!

Reno Vaccaro was recently named to the position of Director for East Laval Elementary. Thank you for stepping up and representing your sector!

School Visits

We are available for school visits. Please let your delegate know should you wish for us to stop by your school. Your delegate just has to contact Loretta by email or call the office to schedule a school visit from the LTU office.



Two policies have just recently gone out for consultation:

Policy on Harassment

Responses are due back by March 4th from the various stakeholders. We have shared the consultation with our Board of Directors for comments and will submit an official response.

Policy on Safe and Caring Schools and Centres

Responses are due back by March 8th. I would like to thank Stephan Ethier for his participation in the sub-committee at the school board.

Please note that all Governing Boards should also be submitting a response and the teachers sitting on GB should be giving input at the meetings.


New Executive Director and President

Sébastien Joly is the new Executive Director effective January 1, 2019.

Heidi Yetman, the former president of PTU, is the newly acclaimed QPAT President.

Convention 2019

Information should be coming soon regarding Convention 2019

Provincial Negotiations

The second phase of consultation with teachers on Sectorial and Inter-Sectorial Negotiations should happen in the spring.

We would like to thank all the school delegates and teachers who participated in the first wave of consultations. About 450 people responded from LTU.  The total results for QPAT were 2646.


2 novembre 2018

It is hard to believe that we are already in November!!


It has been reported to us by a few teachers and delegates that they have not received replies from us.  Please be aware that some emails sent through the school board email system are not getting through to us and it is very possible that we never received them. If it has been more than a week and we have not replied, please resend it or call the office to see if we have taken note of it. Sorry for any inconvenience this could have caused.



An email was sent by Loretta to all teachers last week with information about the following topics:

  • Get Connected Application
  • Letter to M. Legault regarding Religious Symbols
  • Project Oversees Applications



Qpat Convention is on November 8th and 9th next week.

You can find all the information on the QPAT webpage:

The tickets were sent to each school more than 2 weeks ago so see you school delegate for a ticket. Tickets are strictly reserved for teachers and should not be distributed to other employees, friends or family.



Each school delegate was asked to consult their staff and send the information back to LTU by November 9th. All documents were sent to the individual delegates on October 26th and should have been forwarded to you. We look forward to receiving the tally sheets from each school. Do not miss out on the opportunity to have your say – YOU ARE THE UNION!



Should you wish to have the three of us from the LTU office visit your school, please let your school delegate know. The delegate simply has to contact Loretta to schedule the visit. We have already visited some schools this year and we hope to see as many of you as we can during the course of the 2018-19 school year.

1 octobre 2018

I hope your 2018-19 school year is getting off to a great start!

It is with great excitement that we are able to share your new Laurier Teachers Union website with you! It has been a lot of hard work but we are proud to launch a more user-friendly site with all the information you need to start finding the answers to your very important questions.

This week will be our soft launch. Please look around and do not hesitate to let us know should something not be working right. We have included that as an option in the pull-down menu in the Contact Us section of the page.

We will also be adding a Portal in the upcoming weeks where our Executive Committee, Sector Directors, School Delegates and all other LTU committee members will be able to access information, notices, updates and documentation right from our site. All your LTU information in one place!

We look forward to your comments and feedback regarding your new LTU site and to seeing you over the course of this school year!

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