Extended Disability Peer Group

The Local, through the Member Wellness Committee, hosts meetings to offer an opportunity for our members on Extended Disability Leave to network and share their experiences. The Peer Group meetings are planned by a steering committee.

2024-2025 Steering Committee Members

Susan Kolbowicz, Chair
Christine Rutherford, Vice Chair
Laurie Johnston, Vice Chair


Watch this page for updates.


The function of the Extended Disability Peer Support Group of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37 of the Alberta Teachers’ Association shall be to offer collective moral support and provide an opportunity for community building through the planning of group activities and events, such as get-togethers or information events. 

OUR Core Values

  • Honesty, integrity, fairness and respect will guide all decision making.

  • Group is a safe haven for fellowship, acceptance, and a place to belong and find support.

  • Support the development of a healthy lifestyle with a balance of self-worth, pride and peace.

  • Empower peer support group members to advocate for their own needs by contacting Teacher Employment Services at the Alberta Teachers' Association (780-447-9400).

  • Seek to educate colleagues about the Extended Disability Support Group and encourage their participation.


If you wish to speak about matters related to your extended disability leave, have returned to work, wish to be added or removed from our mailing list, or would prefer to receive meeting notifications by email, contact the Local office at 780-455-2164 or by email (info@edpub.org).