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Donation to support CIVIX's Student Vote campaign

CIVIX is a non-partisan, registered charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians. One of its key programs is Student Vote: a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with official election periods.

The purpose of the Student Vote program is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the democratic process firsthand and practice the habits of informed and engaged citizenship. Public elementary teachers in Ontario have taken advantage of this opportunity for many years and ETFO is proud to provide financial support to this important organization.

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'élémentaire de l'Ontario

136 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 0B5

Telephone: 416-962-3836 Tollfree: 1-888-838-3836

Fax: 416-642-2424

Website: www.etfo.ca

Chris Wilkins - Chair
CIVIX
639 Queen St. West, unit 504
Toronto ON M5V 2B7

February 12, 2018

Dear Chris Wilkins:

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has always been very proud to support CIVIX and in particular, the Student Vote campaign. Fostering a strong understanding of democracy and civic engagement is fundamental to our democratic future. ETFO members contribute to strengthening support for democratic rights by participating in the Student Vote campaign.

CIVIX has provided fantastic resources to ETFO members to bring this experience to classrooms across Ontario. Recognizing that this involves considerable cost, the ETFO provincial Executive has decided to provide $10,000 in yearly funding for the next three years to support the organization. We look forward to our continued partnership and continued promotion of democratic and civic engagement.

In solidarity,

Sam Hammond,
President

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