About Us

The Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local is comprised of approximately 2,200 Elementary Teachers employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. HWETL is an affiliate of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and as such is a professional organization dedicated to safeguarding and advancing the cause of publicly funded education while advocating for the interests and well being of its members. HWETL is also a labour union determined to secure and maintain fair and reasonable collective bargaining rights for its members. HWETL strives for membership involvement, while providing professional and personal services for all Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers. Recognizing and respecting diversity allows this organization to act as a unified body to fulfill its mandate of service for all members and the community.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

105 Nebo Road

Hamilton Ontario L8W 2E1






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Office Manager:

Ursula Vander Ploeg


Released Officers

President – Jeff Sorensen Email

Chief Negotiator/Grievance Officer – Paula Walker Email

Vice President – Tania Kerr Email

Vice President – Heather Aggus Adeney Email

Vice President – Michelle Konior Email

Treasurer – Kim Dichazi (Yorkview) 



Kathy Scott – Secretary (Elizabeth Bagshaw)

Nancy Coffer (Chedoke)

Ken Hammond (Bellmoore)

Ruth Kerr (Flamborough Centre)

Michelle Pickett-Hershey (Prince of Wales)

Stephanie Trepanier (Cootes Paradise)

Carla Sikora (Chedoke)

Julie Melanson (A.M. Cunningham)