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Equity Committee

Role of the Equity Committee

The Equity Committee is exploring how District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is implementing the Ontario's Education Equity Plan, through the lens of our Strategic Plan. The Committee will explore how DSB1 is identifying, anticipating and eliminating barriers for students in the areas of poverty, mental health and well-being and LGBTQ2S.

2023-2024 Committee Members

To be determined at first meeting


2022-2023 Committee Members


​Steve Meunier ​Trustee, Timmins and Area
​Howard Archibald ​Indigenous Trustee


Steven Pladzyk Superintendent of Education and Equity Lead
​Lesleigh Dye ​Director of Education
Lisa Edwards Superintendent of Business & Finance
​Jill Plaunt ​Indigenous Education Lead
Jody Pecore ​Special Education Administrator and VP


​Aileen Felsher ​Vice-Principal, R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School
Anna Turner Vice-Principal, Timiskaming District Secondary School
​Elizabeth Innes ​Vice-Principal, THVS
Erin Van Clieaf Principal, Joseph H. Kennedy Public School
​Jamie Johnston ​Acting Principal, THVS
Kerri MacDonald ​Vice-Principal, Roland Michener Secondary School
Liane Vipond Acting Vice-Principal, Timmins Centennial Public School
Shannon Daly Acting Vice-Principal, THVS
Shannon Sayeau ​Vice-Principal, Elk Lake PS, Kerns PS, Temagami Public School


Averie Tonner Child & Youth Worker, Joseph H. Kennedy Public School
Karin Graham Special Education Resource Teacher, Bertha Shaw Public School
Laura Michaud Teacher, Joseph H. Kennedy Public School
Mackenzie Young Indigenous Student Advisor, Roland Michener Secondary School
Marie Iserhoff Occasional Teacher
Stacey Svec Teacher, R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School
Tera Dabner Teacher, New Liskeard Public School
Yvonne Odai Teacher, Kapuskasing District High School


​Josie Michaud Student Trustee, Iroquois Falls Secondary School


2023-2024 Meeting Minutes
To be determined
February 29, 2024
May 30, 2024
2022-2023 Meeting Minutes
February 22, 2023 - Minutes
March 22, 2023 - Minutes
April 26, 2023 - Minutes
May 31, 2023
2021-2022 Meeting Minutes
November 3, 2021 - Minutes
January 27, 2022 - Minutes 
March 23, 2022 -  Minutes
May 12, 2022 - Minutes
February 20, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Cancelled
May 28, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Minutes
November 12, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Minutes
January 21, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - Minutes
March 31, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - Minutes
May 27, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - Minutes