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.

2023-2024 Steering Committee Members

Susan Kolbowicz, Chair
Christine Rutherford, Vice Chair
Susan Woo, Vice Chair

PEER GROUP MEETINGS

November 1, 2023 - 1:00 pm
Informal Coffee Break - How to adjust to living with a reduced income
Second Cup, 9792 170 St NW, Edmonton
Click here to email Susan Woo to RSVP

December 5, 2023 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Winter celebration for our members on EDB
Homefire Grill, 18210 100 Ave NW, Edmonton
Click here to email Christine to RSVP
Click here to access the invitation 

May 7, 2024

June 4, 2024

OUR FUNCTION

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.

CONTACTING THE LOCAL OFFICE

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).