What is it?
The ETFO Humanity Fund uses the resources of ETFO members to support children and their teachers around the world, enriching their lives and the lives of their communities. The Stephen Lewis Foundation is the signature charity supported by the fund. Other organizations the fund supports include the CTF Trust Fund, Save the Children, War Child Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Pueblito, and Global Medic, among others.
How does it work?
For most of its history, the Humanity Fund has been financed through payroll deductions by members. Each participating member has a dime a day—or $20 a year—deducted from his/her salary through automatic payroll deductions. These funds are then forwarded to the Humanity Fund by the member's school board.The fund also receives individual donations from ETFO members, staff, and locals. In addition, a resolution was passed by delegates at the 2011 Annual Meeting to contribute $200,000 a year to the ETFO Humanity Fund.
NOTE: This website section can be accessed with the following web address: http://etfohumanityfund.ca
The ETFO Humanity Fund is run by a board made up of members of the Provincial Executive, leaders from participating locals, and two rank-and-file members of ETFO.
ETFO Humanity Fund ApplicationCharities interested in requesting a donation from the ETFO Humanity Fund should complete this funding application form available in both PDF and RTF formats. Note: The Spring 2017 deadline for applications for funding has passed. Funding applications will be considered again next fall. The deadline for receipt of applications for the next funding cycle will be April 15, 2017.
If you wish to make any donations to the ETFO Humanity Fund please fill in this form: PDF | RTF.
Stephen Lewis Foundation Newsletter
The Stephen Lewis Foundation is the signature charity of the ETFO Humanity Fund. We are sharing this newsletter with you to let you know about some of the great work the Stephen Lewis Foundation does with ETFO member support: The Class Act School Newsletter, Winter 2016.