My name is Jim Dinn, and I am 59, born and raised in St. John’s. St. John’s Centre is my home. I grew up in this neighbourhood. My wife, Michelle, and I are proud parents and grandparents of three adult children and two beautiful grandchildren.
I taught school for 32 years in both small rural and large urban schools. I proudly served as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association from 2013 – 2017. I also served on the Executive Council and Board of Directors of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation until 2018.
I have always maintained a strong commitment to social justice and volunteers with many not-for-profit organizations dedicated to social and environmental change. I am a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the past 33 years and have served on the Executive and as President of the St. Teresa’s Conference, and serves as a member of the conference’s Supportive Housing Committee. Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of The Gathering Place. Since stepping down as NLTA President, I am serving on the Provincial Executive of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party. I am also President of the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland.
“Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be part of something noble and purposeful.”
-John C. Maxwell
I am asking for your vote,