Paul Elliott was appointed to the OMERS AC Board effective January 1, 2017 on the nomination of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation. He is a member of the Audit & Actuarial Committee, Governance Committee and Appeals Committee.
Previously, Mr. Elliott had served as President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) from 2013 to 2017. OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education. He was first elected to the Provincial Executive as an Executive Officer in 2005 until 2007, he also served as Vice President from 2007 to 2013.
Prior to Mr. Elliott’s experience on the Provincial Executive, he was involved with his local bargaining unit in Rainy River in a variety of roles while also teaching within the Rainy River District School Board from 1988 until 2005. He holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Science from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education.
Mr. Elliott has successfully completed the Chartered Director Programme at the DeGroote School of Business through McMaster University and also sits on the OSSTF Employee Life and Health Trust Board, as well as the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Appeals Committee.