District 29 Lanark was formed in 1979.

Our members include those who work in and retire from education – including child care and early years, schools and school boards, post-secondary, private schools and more. We play a key role in helping members stay active and connected – with each other and the community.

District 29 is situated on the ancestral traditional territories of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee (St Lawrence Iroquois) peoples. We recognize that this territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. We also acknowledge the urban Indigenous communities in our district.

District 29 Lanark recognizes the inequities connected to colonization and commits to working towards creating a just, inclusive and vibrant community for all. We invite our members to reflect on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.


Members and growing

District 29 Lanark President

Robert Umpherson

District 29 Lanark Executive

Name Role Email
Robert Umpherson President / Présidence
Gwendolyn Armstrong First vice-president / Vice-présidence
Beverley Lee Secretary / Secrétaire
Doreen Wilson Treasurer / Responsable de la trésorerie
Linda Cuthbertson Goodwill coordinator / Responsable de la bienfaisance
Robert Umpherson Newsletter editor / Responsable de l’infolettre
Shelley Lynch Health coordinator / Responsable de la santé
Helene Gilhooly Political advocacy coordinator / Responsable de la mobilisation politique
Kerry Lamming Website coordinator / Responsable du site Web
Robert Umpherson Corporate member 1 / Membre collectif 1
Gwendolyn Armstrong Corporate member 2 / Membre collectif 2
Linda Cuthbertson Alternate 1 / Substitut 1
Anne Graham Alternate 2 / Substitut 2
Gwendolyn Armstrong Community grants coordinator / Responsable des subventions communautaires
Robert Umpherson Governance coordinator / Responsable de la gouvernance
Shelley Lynch Social media coordinator / Responsable des médias sociaux
Anne Graham RPW Organizer / Responsable APR

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