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The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario was created on July 1, 1998 by the amalgamation of two predecessor organizations:

  1. the Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario (FWTAO), and
  2. the Ontario Public School Teachers' Federation (OPSTF).

The following video provides some history of ETFO and its predecessor organizations.



It's Elementary's ElementaryIt's ElementaryA video depicting the history of ETFO and its predecessor organizations: OPSMTF and FWTAO. During the past 130 years, teachers have made great gains in workplace equality, wages, pensions, and working conditions through both political action and collective bargaining.