TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - The OTF Board of Governors on August 24,
2011 elected Blind River teacher Francine LeBlanc-Lebel as the 68th President of the Ontario Teachers' Federation at its Annual Meeting in
A teacher for more than three decades, Francine LeBlanc-Lebel is a
graduate of Laurentian University.
A true northerner, LeBlanc-Lebel has been with the same school board for
her entire career teaching Grades 6 and 7 in our francophone school
system. She is now teaching the sons and daughters of some of her
LeBlanc-Lebel has been very active in her Affiliate—l'Association des
enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO)— since the
early 80's serving as a negotiator for as well as a member of its
Provincial Executive. She has also been a Governor of the Ontario
Teachers' Federation and a member of its Executive.
During her initial address as President, LeBlanc-Lebel encouraged
teachers to register as organ donors saying, "Being an organ donor and
registering that intention can make a difference in so many other
lives, it is in keeping with the moral purpose of teaching."
While serving as OTF President, Francine LeBlanc-Lebel is on leave from
le Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario.
Also elected at the same meeting were:
Rian McLaughlin, Hamilton
George (Joe) Lamoureux, Barrie
Julie Pauletig, York Region
The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 160,000 teachers. OTF members are
full-time, part-time and occasional teachers in all the publicly
funded schools in the province—elementary, secondary, public, Catholic
SOURCE Ontario Teachers' Federation
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