Yves Durocher, President
Yves Durocher is the 80th President of the Ontario Teachers’
Yves Durocher has been surrounded by teachers his entire life. There are dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his sister, brothers and sisters in-law who have helped shape his perspective on teaching and teachers. Both he and his wife, Dina Riccio, are high school history teachers in Southwestern Ontario. She, in an English public board and him, in a French Catholic board.
Yves was born in Timmins, grew-up in Hawkesbury and now calls Leamington home. He has been at l’École secondaire catholique de Pain Court, in the Providence Catholic School Board, since 2003. For five prior years he worked at South Carleton High School in Richmond, Ontario, in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board as an immersion FSL and social science teacher. Before entering the teaching profession, Yves worked on Parliament Hill after receiving his diploma from l’Université d’Ottawa.
Yves has been an active and engaged member within l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) in which he served 12 years on its board of directors and eight years on its executive. He was also his district’s local President from 2012 to 2016. His involvement in the Ontario Teachers’ Federation started in 2014 as he became Governor and he’s been a member of numerous committees, including the Executive since 2019.
Yves is also well regarded in pedagogical circles as he has been president of l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants des sciences humaines de l’Ontario, as well as a board member of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association and the Social Studies Educators Network of Canada.
He believes that by securing the best working conditions, classroom resources and institutional supports for teachers, they can in turn provide the ultimate environment for student success which, in turn, gets us closer to social justice for all Ontarians.
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