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Project Overseas 2021

Project Overseas


​​​​​​​​​​​​Since 1962, Project Overseas has assisted teacher organizations in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean. This is a voluntary position that is financially supported by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Each year, 16 ETFO members are selected to participate in Project Overseas. 

ETFO members who are selected to participate in Project Overseas present professional learning workshops to teachers in host countries. In July, participants attend CTF’s training in Ottawa prior to their international placements which typically last between three to five weeks. 

General Information about Project Overseas 

ETFO members who are interested in applying to Project Overseas are encouraged to visit CTF’s website and review resources such as the brochure and FAQs.

Information about Project Overseas for ETFO Members 

Each member organization has specific processes and procedures for selecting Project Overseas participants. ETFO members who are interested in applying to Project Overseas are encouraged to read the FAQs that detail the processes and procedures that are specific to the Federation. Please review the following FAQs:  (PDF | Word)

For Project Overseas testimonials from ETFO members, click here

Selection Criteria for ETFO Members 

ETFO members with experience in adult education who have led professional development for colleagues are encouraged to apply. Cultural competency, mature judgement and a willingness to put the team and project needs above personal needs are also key assets. Overseas placements typically require members to co-develop workshops about curriculum planning, classroom management, differentiated instruction, gender equity, assessment and evaluation, and technology in education skills.

An ETFO member interested in applying to Project Overseas must: 

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • hold a Canadian passport, valid until at least July 2022;
  • have a valid teaching certificate;
  • have a minimum of five years of Canadian teaching experience;
  • be in excellent health and able to work in developing country conditions;
  • have active federation involvement;
  • have a commitment to social justice and building teacher solidarity;
  • have leadership experience in their schools and communities; and
  • have professionalism, teamwork, flexibility and adaptability.

Important Information about Project Overseas 2021

As a result of COVID-19, all placements were postponed to 2021. ETFO members who were selected for Project Overseas 2020 will automatically be selected for Project Overseas 2021. 

The ETFO Application Process 

ETFO participants are recommended to the Executive by ETFO’s International Assistance Committee after applicants have successfully progressed through a two-stage selection process that includes a thorough review of the application package and telephone interviews for selected candidates. Please read ETFO’s FAQs for more details about the selection process. (PDF | Word)

Questions & Contact

For additional information about Project Overseas, contact Punita Bhardwaj at (416) 962-3836 or toll-free 888-838-3836 ext. 2236 or email pbhardwaj@etfo.org.

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This website section can be accessed with the following web address: http://etfoprojectoverseas.ca