Ontario English Catholic Teachers


On November 22 -23, the Association will host our inaugural Women in Leadership Conference, entitled “Fempower.”

Fempower is a conference for women, by women, with the mission to empower women of OECTA with the courage, confidence, and tools to seek out, and excel at, leadership roles within the Association and beyond.


The goals of this conference are to:

Strengthen the resolve and determination to pursue opportunities and initiatives.

Build an understanding of the unique and valuable female contribution, especially as a contrast or complement to the male perspective.

Inspire to create new possibilities, seek new opportunities, and discover everyone’s remarkable potential.

Create dialogue on the social, cultural, economic, and political challenges that women experience, as well as the immense potential for change.

Educate through useful and practical information, tips, and tools that can be applied to situations both inside and outside the Association.

Awaken your self-worth and divine mission within the context of our faith.

Share experiences with other likeminded women, building solidarity and understanding that together anything is possible.

Collaborate on strategies that can be implemented to improve circumstances for future generations of OECTA women.

Attending the Conference

The conference is open to all female members of OECTA, however space is limited. Let your local unit president know if you are interested in attending.

Unit presidents will be forwarding the names of interested participants beginning August 20, 2018 in the pre-registration period. Late September selected individuals will receive an invitation to register for the conference.

Download the Conference Poster