District 16 City of Toronto was formed in 1973 and is the largest of RTOERO’s 51 districts.

Our members include those who work in and retire from education – including child care and early years, schools and school boards, post-secondary, private schools and more. We play a key role in helping members stay active and connected – with each other and the community.

District 16 is situated on the ancestral traditional territories of the Ojibway, the Anishinaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize that this territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. We also acknowledge the urban Indigenous communities in our district.

District 16 City of Toronto recognizes the inequities connected to colonization and commits to working towards creating a just, inclusive and vibrant community for all.

We invite our members to reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.


Members and growing

District 16 City of Toronto President

Ruth Baumann

District 16 City of Toronto Executive

Name Role Email
Ruth Baumann President
Varla Abrams First Vice-President
Michelle Blais Second Vice-President
Herbert Stover Secretary
Herbert Stover Treasurer
Ruth Baumann Member Services Coordinator
Wendy Blain Goodwill Rep
Joan Z Elliott Newsletter Editor
Yvonne Lee Benefits Representative
Barbara Antheunis Web Master
Joan Z Elliott Web Master
Michelle Blais Web Master
William Menagh Web Master
Ruth Baumann Corporate Member 1
Varla Abrams Corporate Member 2
Barbara Antheunis Alternate 1
Herbert Stover Alternate 2
Joan Elliott Community Grant Rep
Michelle Blais Social Media Rep

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