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Waterloo Region teacher Greg Weiler re-elected to provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

August 15, 2019

TORONTO, ON – Waterloo Region teacher Greg Weiler, who is president of the Waterloo Region Teacher Local, has been re-elected to the provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Weiler was first elected to the ETFO Executive in 2015.

Speaking to more than 800 ETFO members at the Federation’s Annual Meeting, Weiler said, “Now more than ever, we must work with our partners in education to speak out and fight against the damage and chaos created by the Ford Conservative government in our schools.”

“Given the attacks on our profession by the Ford government, ETFO must also continue to advocate for investment in public education. Massive cuts by this government will do nothing but hurt students and schools and damage our world-class education system.”

Greg began his teaching career in 1998 after graduating from Nipissing University and his teaching assignments with the Waterloo Region District School Board included grades 1 through 10. He also taught English as a second language and English as a first language in South Korea for one year. Elected president of the Waterloo Region Teacher Local in 2011, Greg served on the local Executive beginning in 2002 and was chief negotiator for five years.

Provincially Greg has trained as a parliamentarian, participated in committees and is currently a member of the Long Term Disability Governance Board. He has served as an Ontario Teachers’ Federation Governor since 2018.

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 BuildingBetterSchools.ca.

For more information contact:
Valerie Dugale: (416) 948-0195 (cell); vdugale@etfo.org
Denise Hammond: (416) 948-2428 (cell); dhammond@etfo.org