August 15, 2019
TORONTO, ON - Adelina Cecchin, president of the Greater Essex County Teacher Local, has been re-elected to the provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Cecchin (pronounced Chekeen) has served on the Federation’s provincial Executive since 2009.
Speaking to more than 800 delegates at ETFO’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Cecchin said, “Our union will continue to stand firm as the teaching profession is besieged and the public education system is forced to accept massive cuts by the Ford Conservative government.”
“Leveraging the promise of public education requires nurturing the movement for collective action with parents, professionals and the broader labour movement that has been building over the past year. We all share common ground and values that call for investment, not cuts to public education and the public services our families and communities need,” added Cecchin.
Adelina began teaching in 1990 after graduating from University of Windsor and taught primarily French immersion and French as a Second Language. She has been involved in ETFO locally and provincially. In addition to her current role as local president, she has been a school steward, Executive member and has served on various committees, including ten years as a member of the local negotiating team. Adelina served as a member of the provincial ETFO Human Rights Committee and she worked with the Pension Benefits Adjudication Committee as ETFO’s representative on the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.
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. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at
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