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ETFO to outline its next steps to defend sex ed curriculum

August 31, 2018

TORONTO – On the first day back to class for Ontario public elementary schools, ETFO will hold a media conference to outline its next steps regarding the government’s repeal of the 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

“Never in my history with the Ontario education system have I witnessed a government act to rollback education advancements,” said Sam Hammond, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario President.

For the media conference the Federation President will be joined by legal counsel Howard Goldblatt from Goldblatt Partners LLP; Goldblatt is a leading member of the labour law bar who represents trade unions in all labour and employment law matters. The announcement will also address ETFO’s concerns with the snitch line and website that the government has set up to anonymously report any concerns regarding teachers and the curriculum.

WHAT:  ETFO media conference to announce its next steps to defend inclusive and modern sex education in Ontario

WHEN:  Tuesday September 4, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario provincial office at136 Isabella Street, Toronto; located one block east of Jarvis Street and two blocks south of Bloor Street

WHO:   Sam Hammond, President of ETFO and Howard Goldblatt, Goldblatt Partners LLP

Members of the media are invited to join this special media conference at the ETFO provincial office in downtown Toronto. The media conference will also be live-streamed via ETFO’s social media platforms and can be found on Twitter at @ETFOeducators or on Facebook at Facebook.com/ETFOprovincialoffice.

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. ETFO is committed to building better schools. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at buildingbetterschools.ca.

For more information contact: Denise Hammond, ETFO Media Relations via email dhammond@etfo.org or cellular 416-948-2428.