TORONTO, August 9, 2019 – Upwards of 1,000 public elementary school teachers and education professionals will attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Toronto starting Monday afternoon at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
Members will set policies and directions for the coming year at this democratic forum. Elections will also be held for the provincial Executive. ETFO President Sam Hammond will open the conference on Monday afternoon. This year’s social justice speaker on Wednesday is American futurist comedian, writer and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston. Along with helping re-launch “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, Thurston is the author of “How to Be Black”.
ETFO represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across Ontario. Reporters are welcome to attend sessions. Media credentials are available at the ETFO Media Centre. For daily agenda and resolutions, see annualmeeting.ca and click on the documents tab. Regular updates will be posted to our blog located at that website, on Twitter @ETFOeducators, @ETFOmedia and #ETFOam19 and www.facebook.com/ETFOprovincialoffice.
What: ETFO 2019 Annual Meeting
Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Grand Ballroom
When: August 12-15, 2019
Mon., Aug. 12 4:20 p.m. Welcome address by ETFO President Sam Hammond
Wed., Aug. 14 11:30 a.m. Social Justice Keynote Speaker Baratunde Thurston
Thurs. Aug. 15 10:20 a.m. Closing remarks by incoming ETFO President
For more information, contact:
Valerie Dugale: (416) 948-0195 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Hammond: (416) 948-2428 (cell); email@example.com
August 12-15: ETFO Media Centre, Sheraton B (lower concourse level), 416-945-6301