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MEDIA ADVISORY – ETFO Annual Meeting 2016

ETFO 2016 Annual Meeting Aug. 15-18, featured guest speaker is Q.C. Dennis Edney

TORONTO, August 15, 2016 – Over 800 public elementary school teachers and education professionals will attend the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Toronto from today through August18 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. They will set policies and directions for the coming year during the Federation’s annual democratic forum.

ETFO President Sam Hammond will speak this afternoon with a review of the year’s activities. This year’s social justice speaker on Wednesday is Canadian defense lawyer Dennis Edney who served as defense attorney for Omar Khadr and is the recipient of human rights awards from the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights among others.

ETFO represents 78,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada. Reporters are welcome to attend sessions. Media credentials are available at the ETFO Media Centre. For meeting hours, daily agenda and resolutions, see and click on the documents tab. Regular updates will be posted to our blog located at that website, on Twitter @ETFOnews, @ETFOmedia and #ETFOam and Facebook (ETFOprovincialoffice).

 What:                          ETFO Annual Meeting

Where:                        Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Grand Ballroom

When:                         August 15-18, 2015


Mon., Aug. 15                4:20 p.m. Welcoming address by Sam Hammond, ETFO President

Wed., Aug.17                10:45 a.m. Address by Dennis Edney, QC, defence lawyer for Omar Khadr

 Thurs. Aug. 18            10:20 a.m. Remarks by Sam Hammond, ETFO President

For more information, contact:

Valerie Dugale:           (416) 948-0195 (cell);

James Taylor:             (416) 459-1047 (cell);

August 15-18:              ETFO Media Centre, Sheraton Hall B (lower concourse level), 416-945-6318


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