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Karen Littlewood - President (Chief Executive Officer)


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Karen Littlewood
President (Chief Executive Officer)

Karen Littlewood is a special education teacher from Barrie Ontario. She has worked in education since 1991. She has been both an elementary and a secondary teacher, a local and a provincial leader. She is currently the President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, only the 11th woman President in the over 100-year history of the organization.

Karen has an honours Bachelor of Science in Languages as well as a Bachelor of Education. Karen believes that education is the great equalizer and that public education should be available equitably regardless of socioeconomic status, geography, or background.

Karen believes in labour and the power of solidarity. She served on the executive of her local labour council and has been known to say ‘Any day is a good day for a rally!’.

In her capacity as President, Karen serves on several boards including as an Ontario Teachers’ Federation Governor, a Director at the Canadian Teachers Federation, a member of the Canadian Council and a member of the Ontario Federation of Labour ‘Heads of Unions’.

In 2017 she was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award with the Busby Centre in Barrie.

Karen is a proud union member.

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