What we do
NATA Representative Assembly
The NATA Representative Assembly consists of the NATA Executive, the School Staff Representatives, and any other teachers given delegate status by the NATA Executive to attend any meeting. The NATA Executive consists of twelve elected positions. Below is a list of the general expectations for all NATA representatives, along with details about NATA meetings and reports.
No actual nor perceived conflict of interest
Arrive or join meetings punctually
Prepare documents or reports in advance of meetings
Notify President of absence at least 1 week prior to meeting
Check and reply to emails promptly
Work proactively with President and Executive
Represent NATA in a positive manner
Keep updated on new policies and procedures
Confidently respond to member concerns with accurate information
Participate actively in the work of the association (volunteer on committees, write policy, participate in discussions and propose solutions)
Meetings / Reports
General meetings of NATA members
Annual fall meeting
Annual spring meeting
Planned Executive meetings:
Immediately following Spring meeting to assign Committee Chairs and Members
Winter meeting in November/December
Fall meeting in October
Spring meeting in April/May
As need be throughout the year (usually video conference).
Fall / Spring Council
Councillors also have Fall Council (end of October) and Spring Council (April/May) with the STF.
As needed and determined by Chair of the Committee.
Meeting Honorariums for NATA Executive, SSR/SSL, Committee Meetings (Oct 2020 - Oct 2021)
Meeting Length Amount
1-3 hours $30
3-5 hours $50
5-8 hours $80
Applies to meetings with a minimum of 3 members in attendance.
The Chair of NATA Committee Meetings must submit the date and name of attendees to the President.
SSRs will receive a per-diem of $50 for holding information sessions, conducting a vote at their school and returning results to the NATA Executive.
Per-Diem will be paid quarterly using the PD schedule.
All Executive members including Committee Chairs are expected to make reports at all meetings and at the Spring General meeting of members. Reports should be forwarded to Communications Committee to make available to members.
NATA Representative Assembly members fulfil duties as outlined in the NATA Constitution the NATA Policy, the LINC Agreement, and STF guidelines. The additional specific duties assigned to each member are outlined below.
Arrange meetings including inviting, planning the agenda and arranging for necessary travel, accommodations and meals
Preside or appoint a chair for all meetings
Coordinate the activities of all committees
Maintain all lines of communications
Act as joint administrator of all NATA funds with the Treasurer
Chair the Liaison Committee
Be one of the councillors
Be a member of LINC
Applies and prepares reports for any grants
Assume role of President-Councillor in absence of the President
Assume role of any resigned councillor
Member of the Executive
May be appointed to chair committees
Share their previous knowledge with the Executive
Attend STF Council meetings
Support teachers that protocol is followed in any grievance with LINC, STF codes, policies or bylaws
Perform duties outlined by STF
Hold information sessions with members regarding resolutions and STF matters
Co-Chair negotiation meetings
Share tentative LINC with members for ratification
Work with the STF during negotiations and ratification policies
Chair or assign a LINC committee as Chair for all Leaves Committee under the LINC Agreement
Ensure members are informed of rights, responsibilities and grievance procedures in regards to NLSD housing units
Work with members renting NLSD housing units and the NLSD Facilities Department
Member of LINC
Communicate with the STF regarding professional growth activities for members
Work with the President and Treasurer to allocate professional growth funds to members who apply
Work with Communications Chair to post PD experiences that were funded
Ensure call is made for nominations
Present the slate for nominations
Chair the elections portion of the Spring General meeting
Call for resolutions
Receive and categorize resolutions
Chair the resolutions session of the fall Annual meeting
Foster internal communication within the association and public relations
Maintain the NATA website
Keep website updated with persons holding Executive and Committee positions
Plan the annual Convention with the assistance of their school staff
Co-plan with Executive
Co-ordinate Convention expenditures with the President and Secretary-Treasurer
Truth & Reconciliation Chair
Advise the Executive how to incorporate the Calls to Action within NATA
Inform teachers regarding the Calls to Action
The Secretary-Treasurer is appointed by the president.
Have signing authority.
Prepare the annual budget and financial statement
Arrange for the annual review by a professional accountant
Complete all banking transactions of the Association.
Keep minutes of all meetings and share minutes with membership.
School Staff Representatives / School Staff Liaisons
SSRs conduct NATA business, while SSLs are liaisons with the STF.
Inform teachers on NATA and STF initiatives and educational issues.
Ensure member views and problems (regarding teaching conditions, Board policies, NATA activities/policies, STF activities/policies, negotiations, in-service education, PD opportunities, and curriculum issues) are relayed to the Executive, Representative Assembly and STF.
Constitution & Policy Chair
Make motions for constitutional changes to all NATA members.
Submit proposed Constitution changes to the STF for review, recommendations and approval.
Revise and share the Constitution and Policy handbook.
Evaluate scholarship applications and select recipients ahead of the Annual General meeting in fall
Establish a committee if applicants exceed scholarships being offered
Evaluate applications and select recipients for Teacher Recognition Awards and Service Awards
Teacher Recognition Awards recognize teachers for their special contributions to the students of Northern Saskatchewan.
Service Awards recognize members for their contributions on behalf of NATA at the School, Division, and/or Provincial levels.
Ensure Retirement Recognition Awards are awarded to all eligible teachers
Retirement Recognition Awards recognize members for their contributions toward the teaching profession, upon their retirement.
The committee consists of three representatives of the board and three NATA members, including the NATA President who serves as the committee chair.
The committee meets at least two times per year to discuss mutual concerns.
Board of Review
Made up of 3 NATA Executive & 3 Board Representatives
Receive and consider appeals related to the implementation or interpretation of the LINC Agreement
Want to get involved?
The work of NATA requires the engagement of all Northern Teachers so please consider a nomination to one of the elected positions or consider joining one of the many committees. Feel free to contact your NATA Executive for more information.