Governance Committee


The Governance Committee has various responsibilities, including regularly evaluating TRAF's governance structure, including the relevant policies and procedures, and making recommendations for improvements to the Board. The Governance Committee also periodically arranges for TRAF's governance practices to be benchmarked against industry standards. Additional details regarding the function of the Governance Committee are set out in its Terms of Reference.

The current members of the Governance Committee are set out below.

Brenda TobacNathan Martindale
Appointed to committee September 25, 2023

Nathan Martindale currently serves 16,600 members as the President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President for four years, as well as two years as a member-at-large on the MTS Provincial Executive. Nathan also served as the Vice President and President of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association in a full-time capacity for six years. Nathan currently sits on the Provincial Bargaining Committee and Table Team, and previously chaired the MTS Audit and Human Resources Committees. Nathan also serves as an Executive Vice President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and as a Director of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.

Nathan received a Bachelor of Education degree and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education from the University of Manitoba and began his teaching career in the Winnipeg School Division in 2006.

Brenda TobacBrenda Tobac
Appointed to committee March 19, 2018