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Honorary Life Member Award Winner: Susan Swackhammer

Media Release Susan began her career as a primary teacher in the Brant County Board of Education.  She resigned after six years to begin her family. Of course, for many reasons, not the least of which was another income, after taking a 15 year leave to raise her children she returned to occasional teaching because […]

Honorary Life Member Award Winner: Ken Collins

Media Release Ken’s contributions to ETFO and greater teacher advocacy has spanned the better part of three decades. As an ETFO teacher, local union leader and provincial union leader, Ken’s efforts to assist teachers, schools and their communities to thrive has been a constant.  He has made a real difference with his actions. Most recently, […]

The 2019-2021 Executive in photos

Media Release Here is your 2019-2021 ETFO Provincial Executive in photos. Click thumbnails for captions. Photos by Kathryn Gaitens.  

Election Results: Executive Members

Returning Officer Uloma Onyido

After delegates voted to extend Session 6 some two and a half hours beyond its scheduled end time to finish the voting for the 2019-2021 Executive, Returning Officer Uloma Onyido announced the following candidates elected: Executive Member (Open) Amy Chevis, Simcoe County Occasional Teacher Local Media Release Joy Lachica, Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local Media […]

Nathan Core elected as OTF Representative

Nathan Core

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 […]

ETFO Standing Committee chairpersons recognized

Standing Committee Chairpersons

  Just prior to the start of Session 6 ETFO Standing Committee chairpersons were available in the Grand Ballroom to meet with delegates and answer any questions. Following that, they were called to the stage and their work on behalf of members was acknowledged by First Vice-President Karen Campbell and Vice-Presidents Rusnak and Lawler. The […]

Rusnak re-elected Vice-President (Female)

Monica Rusnak

Monica Rusnak has been re-elected Vice-President (Female) at Annual Meeting 2019. Monica joined the Provincial Executive in 2010 and was first elected as ETFO Vice-President in 2017. The following release has been sent to media: Ontario North East teacher Monica Rusnak re-elected Vice-President of Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario For Immediate Release – August 14, […]

Mastin elected Vice-President (Open)

David Mastin

David Mastin from the Durham Teacher Local has been elected Vice-President (Open) at Annual Meeting 2019.  The following release has been sent to media: Durham teacher David Mastin elected Vice-President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario For Immediate Release – August 14, 2019 TORONTO, ON – David Mastin, president of the Durham Teacher Local, […]

ETFO Guide to Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy

Cover: Respond and Rebuild - The ETFO Guide to Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy

ETFO is excited to launch a new resource titled Respond and Rebuild: The ETFO Guide to Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy. As a progressive union with Social Justice at the core of our values, our teaching and learning is centered on the need to ensure equitable outcomes for all students, regardless of background, identity or […]

Beratunde Thurston, Social Justice Speaker

  American writer, commentator and cultural critic Beratunde Thurston talked about stories and the power they have to tell us who we are and who we can be. He spoke specifically on stories about Black people in the U.S. as they are represented on social media, which Thurston began collecting and diagramming to look for […]

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