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Diane Ballantyne, OCT

Diane Ballantyne
  • Registration: 199568
  • English-Language Public Board Secondary

Certified to teach in Ontario: 1995

Current employment: Teacher

Employer: Upper Grand District School Board

Professional qualifications






Wilfrid Laurier University






University of Toronto

Required biography

With over 20 years of teaching in a variety of secondary school settings, including e-learning, has served as a department head and regional program chair. Continues facilitating professional development workshops at the school, board and provincial levels. Co-created a unique social justice program and serves as school’s staff adviser for its Amnesty International Club and girls’ rugby team. Has completed Honours Specialist, History and English as a Second Language, Part I AQs. Was invited to serve on the College’s Accreditation Committee.

Currently sits on the OSSTF’s Provincial Communications and Political Action committee. Previously served OSSTF at the branch level as president and communications rep, as political action and second VP bargaining unit rep, and at the district level as status of women representative. Worked as a member of the OSSTF’s provincial Human Rights committee and received its James Forster Human Rights Award in 2012.

The Ontario College of Teachers provides the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession that determines a shared vision and a common language to foster understanding within the profession. The Ethical Standards of Practice guide professionals and promote public trust. Council members serve to uphold the integrity of, and promote public confidence in, the teaching profession.

Optional biography

As an active community leader I serve as chapter co-chair of the Council of Canadians, a global civil society movement driving transformative change and co-coordinate a school-based community dinner project in partnership with local support agencies. I have run for county council, a federal party nomination and am an active water protector in my community; please learn more about that at bit.ly/2BjKPtd. Last summer I was part of an international delegation that travelled to Chile to investigate the impact of dictatorship-era water privatization, its current effects on citizens and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s role.

I have published education and curriculum materials for TVO, CBC, Emond Montgomery Publications and in OSSTF’s Education Forum magazine. My passion for social justice and equity has taken me to the January 2017 Women’s March on Washington, as well as numerous rallies, including refugees welcome and last fall’s Unity Rally to End White Supremacy at Queen’s Park. As an international trip coordinator I have travelled to five continents with over 200 students and been a long-time champion of the student vote and student budget consultation programs. I was selected to attend the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Teacher’s Forum and was co-nominated for the Centre Wellington’s Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence for Community Social Responsibility.

“It is not enough to care about your world; you have to do something to make it better.” Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation

Eligible nominators (Registration)

  1.     Matthew Arnold, OCT (586766)
  2.     Pamela Brown-Wass, OCT (194282)
  3.     Paul Bruce, OCT (420178)
  4.     Heather Cameron, OCT (503000)
  5.     Laura Griffin, OCT (508638)
  6.     Zoltan Hunyady, OCT (440693)
  7.     Randall Jamieson, OCT (460498)
  8.     Christopher Jess, OCT (534918)
  9.     Tim King, OCT (477065)
  10.     Erica Parker, OCT (507916)
  11.     Dave Ritter, OCT (189297)
  12.     Paul Sedlak, OCT (445292)

Required statement

  1. Diane Ballantyne attests that she is eligible and willing to be nominated, meets all the requirements to run for the English-Language Public Board – Secondary position and to serve on Council, confirms that all information provided is accurate and agrees to the publication of this information (in response to questions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).
  1. Diane Ballantyne does not hold an excluded position that would prevent her from serving on Council (in response to question 4 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).
  1. Diane Ballantyne acknowledges that, if elected, she will be required to swear an oath or make an affirmation to serve in the public interest prior to assuming a Council position (in response to question 5 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).

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