June 29, 2018
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) congratulates Lisa Thompson on her appointment as Ontario’s new Minister of Education.
“We want to congratulate the new Minister on her appointment. Minister Thompson brings important experience as an MPP since 2011,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “We have a number of pressing concerns to address and we look forward to working with Minister Thompson to continue building a strong education system in Ontario.”
“ETFO’s first priority is to stand up for Ontario students and educators and ensure that all students have the support and learning environment they need to succeed. We will continue to advocate for, and defend, the necessary investments in public education that are needed to ensure a high quality education system. We will also work with all parties and education stakeholders to maintain the instructional excellence and curriculum initiatives that best prepare our students for a successful future.”
ETFO is committed to building better schools. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at buildingbetterschools.ca. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents over 83,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province.
For further information, contact:James Taylor, ETFO Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 416-459-1047