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Media Releases

A full listing of ETFO Media Releases is available at www.etfo.ca.

Description: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is pleased that the Ontario government’s 2017 Grants for Student Needs (GSNs) reflect an agreement for additional special education funding reached as part of ETFO’s extended collective agreements in March.
Contact: administrator
Date Published: 4/13/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: April 13, 2017, 12:15 pm
Description: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports the Ontario Autism Coalition’s call for the province to step up support for students with autism and special education needs.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 4/5/2017
Date Published: 4/5/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: April 5, 2017, 7:09 pm
Description: The eruption of Islamophobic behaviour aimed at the Peel District School Board is unfortunate and has obscured the fact that religious accommodation in schools is required under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 3/30/2017
Date Published: 3/30/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: March 30, 2017, 1:15 pm
Description: As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is working to help ensure more women are at political decision-making tables in Canada and globally.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 3/6/2017
Date Published: 3/6/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: March 6, 2017, 3:23 pm
Description: Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have voted to ratify settlements reached with the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Counsel of Trustees’ Associations to extend their 2014-2017 collective agreements by two years to 2019.
Contact: administrator
Date Published: 3/4/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: March 4, 2017, 1:04 pm
Description: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has reached tentative extension agreements with the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Counsel of Trustees’ Associations to extend its 2014-2017 collective agreements.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 2/2/2017
Date Published: 2/2/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:00 pm
Description: Beyond celebrating Black History Month in February, challenging Black racism is a job for everyone who believes in an inclusive society and that task starts with education.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 1/31/2017
Date Published: 1/31/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: January 31, 2017, 4:14 pm
Description: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today released a call to action to address the critical lack of support for students facing serious behavioural issues that can lead to violent incidents in classrooms.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 1/17/2017
Date Published: 1/17/2017
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: January 17, 2017, 2:34 pm
Description: Ahead of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is urging organizations to implement transgender policies in workplaces to recognize the rights of transgender people.
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 11/16/2016
Date Published: 11/16/2016
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: November 16, 2016, 7:38 pm
Description: Heat and humidity in public elementary school classrooms are having an increasingly negative impact on teaching and learning conditions as well as school safety according to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
Contact: Aida Azarakhsh
Article Date: 9/8/2016
Date Published: 9/8/2016
Media Release?: Yes
School Year: 2016 - 2017
Posted: September 8, 2016, 5:46 pm
Updated: July 27, 2016 — 2:15 pm
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