We’re so glad to have you as a member. Below you’ll find information and links to help you get to know your union and how to get involved.
Download the Welcome to ETFO booklet for an overview of ETFO's structure and priorities, your benefits and insurance coverage, and how you can be an active, engaged member at the local and provincial level. A union’s strength is in its members, so get involved!
Be sure to register for the member secure site at members.etfo.ca, where you have access to member-only resources, including curriculum guides and collective bargaining information, advisories, and more. You will need your ETFO ID to register. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETFO is the largest education union in Canada, representing more than 83,000 teachers, occasional teachers, designated early childhood educators (DECE), professional support personnel (PSP), and education support personnel (ESP) in 76 locals across the province. Find your local.
Your local steward is your on-the-ground union representative. Their job is to help you and all ETFO members in the workplace, enforce your collective agreement, and advocate on your behalf should a workplace issue arise. Stewards are also great sources of information. Reach out to your steward or your local to make sure you’re in the loop about local and provincial ETFO events, professional learning programs, committees, collective bargaining updates, and member services.
At the provincial level, ETFO is responsible for collective bargaining with the government and school boards, defending members’ rights under the collective agreements, and lobbying for improvements to public education. When you accepted your position with your school board, you became part of our collective strength, enthusiasm, and commitment to each other and our profession.
Our other main purpose is to provide programs and services to our members, with a focus on professional learning and leadership development, health and safety in the classroom, and fostering equity and anti-oppression in the workplace and beyond. Expand the dropdown items below to learn more.