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  • Photo booth photo
    A collection from the Photo Booth

2019 Award Recipients

ETFO Awards Winners

ETFO Award Winners ETFO award winners were recognized this afternoon at the beginning of Session 4. Congratulations to all the winners! Political Activist Award – Media Release Felicia Samuel, Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local Anti-Racist and Equity Activism Award – Media Release Carlos Ponce Tovar, York Region Teacher Local Arts and Culture Award – Media […]

Video: The President’s Opening Address

ETFO President Sam Hammond

President Hammond recaps the challenges and triumphs of the 2018-2019 school year and looks ahead to the coming year.

Be sure to “Tell the Minister!”

#TellTheMinister: Guidance from educators for the Minister of Education

  Have something to say to the Minister of Education about education cuts, elementary class sizes, negotiations, how to support students with special needs, etc.? Go to ETFO’s Collective Bargaining website at and have your say through the “Tell the Minister” feature. On the home page of the ETFO Collective Bargaining website, click on […]

The General Secretary’s Report

General Secretary Sharon O'Halloran

  ETFO General Secretary Sharon O’Halloran delivered her Supplementary Report to the Annual Meeting on Tuesday morning, which provided a synopsis of the financial management, membership details, and the programs and services offered to members to support them in their professional lives. Since last August ETFO staff have been working to develop programs, materials, resources […]

ETFO Health & Safety site updated

Screen capture: ETFO Health and Safety website has been updated! ETFO’s Health and Safety website has been refreshed to make it more user friendly.  It will now be easier for members to find information and updates.  Check out the revamped website and add it to your favourite bookmarks in your web browser. 

Photo Album from Monday

Here is a selection of photos from Monday by official Annual Meeting photographer Kathryn Gaitens.

Media Coverage from Monday

Contracts and budget cuts top of mind as Ontario teachers meet in Toronto – CTV News Toronto Elementary school teachers union reps meet in Toronto – CTV News Kitchener Elementary Teachers’ Federation holds annual meeting – City News

Video: CTV Toronto News

CTV News correspondent Colin D'Mello

Here is a news report from CTV Toronto correspondent Colin D’Mello. Note: Ad content is served up by CTV Toronto.

Candidate Speeches: First V.P., V.P., V.P. (Female), OTF Representative

A member follows candidate speeches

On Monday at 8 p.m. election speeches were held for the following positions: First Vice-President Vice-President (Open) Vice President (Female) OTF Representative

Photo Album: Annual Meeting Caucuses

Here is a selection of photos from the Annual Meeting Caucuses that took place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday before the meeting was called to order. Photographs by Denise Hammond and Stephen Mau.

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