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Project Overseas 2022

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.

For Project Overseas testimonials from ETFO members, click here

Selection Criteria for ETFO Members 

An ETFO member interested in applying to Project Overseas must: 

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • hold a Canadian passport, valid until at least July 2023;
  • have a valid teaching certificate;
  • have a minimum of five years of Canadian teaching experience;
  • possess strong curriculum planning, classroom management, differentiated instruction, assessment/evaluation and/or technology in education skills;
  • be in excellent health and able to work in developing country conditions;
  • have active federation involvement;
  • have a commitment to social justice, gender equity and building teacher solidarity;
  • have leadership experience in their schools and communities; and
  • have professionalism, teamwork, flexibility and adaptability while working as a guest in another country.

The ETFO Application Process 

Project Overseas 2022 Flyer: PDF | Word

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.

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.

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

Project Overseas in the News

Word documentElementary Teacher Will Lead Team of Educators in Uganda - Brighton Independent.docx22 KB
Word documentFrom Maxville to Togo - The Glengarry News.docx20 KB
Word documentFrom Temiskaming to St Lucia - Teachers sharing educational expertise.docx21 KB
Word documentTeaching Teachers in Haiti - The Temiskaming Speaker.docx22 KB
pdf FileElementary Teacher Will Lead Team of Educators in Uganda - Brighton Independent.pdf63 KB
pdf FileFrom Maxville to Togo - The Glengarry News.pdf2826 KB
pdf FileFrom Temiskaming to St Lucia - Teachers sharing educational expertise.pdf1262 KB
pdf FileTeaching Teachers in Haiti - The Temiskaming Speaker.pdf