Nathan Core from the Waterloo Region Occasional Teacher Local has been elected as OTF Representative. The following release has been sent to media:
Waterloo Region teacher Nathan Core elected as ETFO rep to the Ontario Teachers’ Federation
For Immediate Release – August 14, 2019
TORONTO, ON – Delegates to the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today elected Nathan Core to be their representative at the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF). Core, who is president of the Waterloo Region Occasional Teacher Local, was first elected to the ETFO provincial Executive in 2015.
Speaking to more than 800 ETFO members at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Core said, “As the umbrella organization for all education unions in the province, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation is the unifying voice that safeguards our profession and public education.”
“With the Ford Conservative government’s massive cuts to public education and representational changes to the Ontario College of Teachers, educators across the province must stand together – for our profession and our students. Educators are the reason why Ontario has a world-class education system. Our voices are critical to fight for investment, not cuts to public education,” added Core.
Nathan began teaching internationally in 2007 before obtaining a position with the Waterloo Region District School Board in 2010 as an occasional teacher. Assignments have included grades 1 through 8 as well as specialty positions in intermediate math, science, physical education, music and special education resource.
Nathan has been president of the Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local since 2013 and has served on its Executive since 2011. At the provincial level, Nathan was the recipient of the 2015 ETFO New Member Award, was a member of the Regulation 274 Provincial Task Force and member of the provincial Budget Committee. Since 2017, Nathan has been a governor of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation.
Committed to the labour movement, he is a delegate to the Waterloo Region Labour Council and a proud supporter of the United Way.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at BuildingBetterSchools.ca.