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Empowerment & Advocacy  |  Community Centred  |  Equity Focussed 

Romana speaks about how to organize to resist divestment and defunding of public education. She has led community engagement initiatives and coalition-building with other PDSB  committees (Special Education Advisory Committee), unions (OSSTF D-19 and Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local) and community groups (Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel (MIAG), We Rise Together (WRT), Advocacy Peel). Outside of her volunteer work as Chair of PIC, Romana has directly worked and collaborated with education groups and unions including: 

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 

  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) 

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) 

  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) 

  • Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) 

  • Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)  

  • Ontario PIC Association 

  • Ontario Parent Action Network 

  • Peel Families for Public Education 

  • Muslim Parents of Peel 

  • OntarioSAFE 

  • #SavePeel 

  • Parent Ambassador Program 

  • Parent Ambassador Project Education Resource Guide for Parents & Caregivers in Ontario 

  • York University, Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI), Rising Up: Race, Power, and Movement Building with Parents Conference 

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