Sandra Sahli was appointed by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) to the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board effective July 1, 2014. She serves as a member on the Corporate Governance Committee, Human Resources & Compensation Committee, and Plan Design Committee. Ms. Sahli previously served as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.
Prior to her retirement in July 2011, Ms. Sahli was a Child and Youth Worker (CYW) for the Greater Essex County District School Board. Ms. Sahli was a member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), District 9 Educational Support Staff Bargaining Unit in Windsor. She served in many elected and appointed OSSTF positions, including Bargaining Unit President and Chief Negotiator. In 2005, Ms. Sahli was elected to the OSSTF Provincial Executive, and served six years – four years as an Executive Officer and two years as Vice President. She also served as a member of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Board of Governors from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Sahli completed the Governance Program at Queen's University in 2015 and Humber College's Introduction to Pension Plans seminar in 2016.
Ms. Sahli holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor, and is a Certified Child and Youth Worker. She is the recipient of several professional awards in recognition of her work as a union leader, and her innovative program design for at-risk children and youth. In 2011, Ms. Sahli was awarded a Life Membership in the OSSTF and an Ontario Teachers’ Federation Fellowship for her outstanding service to education and union activism.
In 2019, Ms. Sahli received a certificate for completing the Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS) - Session A through the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans.