John Weatherup was appointed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Ontario) to the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board effective January 1, 2017. He serves as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Plan Design Committee.
He was also on the OMERS AC Board in November 2005 and was reappointed to the OMERS AC Board from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Weatherup was Vice Chair of the Human Resources Committee and also served on the Governance and Investment Committees.
Mr. Weatherup has been employed by the Toronto District School Board and the former Toronto Board of Education since 1985. He is the former President of CUPE Local 134, representing caretaking, maintenance and food services staff, and has been President of CUPE Local 4400, Toronto Education Workers, representing more than 12,000 school board employees (including clerical, secretarial, caretaking/maintenance, educational assistants, adult instructors, etc.) since its formation as a result of the amalgamation of all Metro School Boards in 1997.
Mr. Weatherup also serves on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Educational Opportunity Fund, which raises funds to provide lunch and snacks to Inner City kindergarten students. He previously served on the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and the Board of Directors of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success. John received his Chartered Director designation from The Directors College in 2009.