Get Involved

One of the simplest ways to get involved with the Faculty Association is to volunteer for one of the many committees. We currently have a number of openings on the following committees:

Equity Committee
Finance Committee
Joint Health and Safety
Office Space Working Group

Click below to read more about each of these positions/committees:

Collective Bargaining Committee
Durham Region Labour Council Delegate
Equity Committee
Finance Committee
Governance Committee
Grievance Committee
Joint Committee
Joint Committee on Employment Equity
Joint Health and Safety Committees
Joint Pension and Benefits Advisory Committee

Collective Bargaining Committee
The Collective Bargaining Committee does the behind-the-scenes work leading up to negotiations. This includes surveying the membership to determine our priorities, as well as finding ways to ensure the community at large is aware of our negotiations. We are not currently actively seeking applications for this committee. Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Durham Region Labour Council Delegate

The Faculty Association is a member of the Durham Region Labour Council. If you are interested in being our link to the community through this appointment, please do let us know.

Equity Committee

The FA Equity Committee is one of the newest committees at the Faculty Association. During its first stages, it is currently working to find ways to ensure equitable practices are present both at UOIT and within the Faculty Association itself.  Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is responsible for advising the FA Executive on financial matters. This includes investments of the Faculty Association, analysis of University’s budget, assistance in drafting the FA budget, etc.  Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Governance Committee
This is the committee tasked with addressing issues related to governance, broadly defined. We are not currently actively seeking applications for this committee. Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Grievance Committee
This is the committee is tasked with reviewing grievances that come forward. We are not currently actively seeking applications for this committee. Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Joint Committees
Joint Committee is empowered to review matters arising from the administration, interpretation and operation of the Agreement and other matters of mutual concern. The Committee shall not be empowered to address any matter which is the subject of a current grievance under the Grievance and Arbitration provisions of this Agreement and during periods when the Parties are negotiating a renewal of the Agreement the Committee shall not address any matter which is currently being renegotiated to be part of the new Agreement.  We are not currently actively seeking applications for this committee. Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Joint Health and Safety Committees
These committees are required by the Ontario Health and Safety Act, one for each location, and they generally meet every other month. The terms of reference are available here.  Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Joint Committee on Employment Equity
The Committee on Employment Equity (CEE), as set out in both Collective Agreements, endeavours “to study systemic discrimination as described above, recommend corrective action to the Employer and the Association, and monitor the progress and outcomes of initiatives taken.” We are not currently actively seeking applications for this committee. Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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Joint Pension & Benefits Advisory Committee
The Committee reviews the Defined Contribution Pension Plan and Benefits Plans and recommends to the University changes in these plans from time to time. The Faculty Association appoints one TF member and one TTTF member to be part of this committee.  Contact us if you would like to get involved.
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The Executive Committee reviews applications and determines the makeup of the committees, subject to ratification at the next general membership meeting.

If you have questions regarding any of these positions or if you have another idea on how you would like to get involved, please contact us.