Nancy Lawler from the Bluewater Teacher Local has been elected Vice-President of ETFO for the 2017-2019 term. A media release is posted below this photograph.
Bluewater teacher Nancy Lawler re-elected Vice-President of Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
For Immediate Release – August 16, 2017
TORONTO, ON – Bluewater teacher Nancy Lawler was re-elected vice-president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. Lawler was elected vice-president in 2015.
Speaking to more than 800 ETFO members, Lawler said, “Our members face complex challenges every day as they work to ensure that students receive the best possible education. We will remain focused on reducing untenable workloads and improving health and safety to ensure better working conditions and student learning conditions.”
“ETFO’s greatest strength is its diversity. Our relationships with our locals and allies in education, labour and in social justice are very important to further the work that we do at provincial, national and international levels to support and nurture children and communities. I look forward to furthering these goals as vice-president,” added Lawler.
Nancy began her teaching career in 1986 with the Grey County Board of Education (now the Bluewater District School Board). She served as Bluewater Teacher Local vice-president from 1999-2003 and as president from 2003-2015. Her roles have included chief negotiator and member of the bargaining team, benefit plan administrator, and member of numerous committees at the local.
At the provincial level, Nancy was elected to ETFO’s provincial Executive in 2011. She serves on the ETFO Humanity Fund Board of Directors. A previous chair of the ETFO Collective Bargaining Committee, she has been a member of the Provincial Benefit Committee Task Force and the Practices and Procedures Task Force as well as numerous provincial work groups. She has also served as the ETFO representative to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) Benefit Adjudication Committee.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents 78,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.