Changes to the OSTA-AECO Board of Directors and Alumni Network

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On May 23rd, 2015, the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association/l’Association des élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario (OSTA-AECO) passed an amendment to the organization’s constitution to amalgamate the Board of Directors and Alumni Board of Directors into a single entity comprised of seven (7) Directors as of August 1st, 2015. This recent transition comes at a time in which the organization is undergoing many significant changes to improve the ways in which the student voice is heard within the education system.

As the largest student-run organization in Canada, representing over two million students across the province, OSTA-AECO strives to provide a united voice for students at all levels of the education system. The Board of Directors fulfills an imperative role in ensuring a unified, inclusive voice for the students of Ontario.

As per the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, “the Board of Directors is accountable to the members. It is responsible for managing, and supervising the activities and affairs of the corporation.” In this way, the Board of Directors has the fiduciary duty to oversee and advise the Executive Council in all operational activities to align short-term goals with the long-term vision of the organization.

The Board of Directors maintains internal policies and procedures that promote and sustain fiscal management, accountability, risk mitigation, long-term sustainability, and social responsibility. As a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation, these procedures comply with not-for-profit corporate regulations and are designed to maintain transparent and equitable financial records in accordance with regulatory requirements.

In addition to these operational duties and responsibilities, the Board of Directors also facilitates the implementation of programs and events through the Student Trustee Alumni Network. Ranging from mentorship opportunities for Student Trustees to an annual Gala recognizing student achievement, the Board facilities a range of organizational initiatives.

The current Directors of the Board fulfilling a one-year term concluding on July 31, 2016 are as follows:

Title
Last Name
First Name
Email Address
Telephone
Chairperson
Pullia
Jacob
jacob.pullia@directors.osta-aeco.org
416.570.2189
Vice-Chairperson
Parker
Noah
noah.parker@directors.osta-aeco.org
289.230.6624
Director Unified Communications
Dhanjal
Arjun
arjun.dhanjal@directors.osta-aeco.org
905.330.9338
Director Logistics
Williams
Jennifer
jennifer.williams@directors.osta-aeco.org
343.363.4412
Director Alumni Relations
Bagnato
Roberto
roberto.bagnato@directors.osta-aeco.org
705.918.2246
Director Alumni Relations
Sempowski
Michelle
michelle.sempowski@directors.osta-aeco.org
613.483.1686
Secretary-Treasurer
MacGregor
Aaron
aaron.macgregor@directors.osta-aeco.org
807.228.1933

This current transitional period is the beginning of a promising future for the organization and the students of Ontario. I firmly believe that these organizational realignments will improve the internal operational efficiency of OSTA-AECO, allowing for Student Trustees to receive exceptional professional development experiences and providing the students of Ontario with an echoing, united voice.

On behalf of the Board, I look forward to the term ahead and what the future holds for the organization, the Student Trustees, and the students of Ontario.

Yours in education,

Jacob Pullia
Chairperson
Board of Directors

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to the brand-new digital home of the OSTA-AECO Alumni Network! We would like to encourage all Student Trustee alumni to visit our website regularly, as we will be updating it with information regarding networking opportunities, the Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Award and Gala, and other professional development opportunities.

Should you have any questions about the site, please feel free to get in touch!