Norman Gould (MTS), Candidate for CTF Vice‑President

ELECTION STATEMENT

I am a staunch advocate for the existence and necessity to have a unified voice for all teachers across this vast country in the form of The Canadian Teachers’ Federation.

I have demonstrated my commitment to the Federation through my work as a Director, member of the Executive and Chair of the Finance Committee, member of the Handbook Review team and as part of the CTF delegation to the annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Speaking as one unified voice for the profession nationally and internationally adds greater credibility and clout when addressing issues of importance to teachers in the classroom.

The strength of the Federation is founded in the ability for organizations, as varied as the terrain to which they are located, to leverage our common ground and to establish a network of communication and trust that is respected by our members, the greater community, and with our friends and foes in education.

I ask for your support to continue my advocacy and representation for the over 250,000 teachers across Canada.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Norm is in his 22nd year as a public-school teacher in Manitoba, completing his first two-year term as President of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and his third year as a Vice-President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.

In addition to his role as President of the Society, Norm is also the Vice-Chair of the Teachers’ Retirement Allowances Fund (TRAF) with assets in excess of $6 billion.

While in office Norm has completed his Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) designation and is presently enrolled in the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) program through the International Foundation.

During his tenure as President of the Society and as a Vice-President of the Federation he has worked tirelessly in establishing and fostering relationships of trust and mutual respect with educational partners across the political and educational spectrum. He prides himself on demonstrating good governance practices.

When he is not reviewing governance, bylaws, policy or meeting with representatives in order to advance the interests of teachers provincially and nationally, he can be found at the family cottages at Grand Beach or Pointe du Bois, working in his garden or enjoying travelling with his wife, Jennifer.