The ETFO Humanity Fund was created in 2002 to provide members with a way to work together to support children and their teachers here and abroad. The Stephen Lewis Foundation is the signature charity supported by the fund. Among other organizations the fund supports are ArtHeart, Canadian Samaritans for Africa, Firefighters Without Borders and Young People's Theatre.
The ETFO Humanity Fund is supported by payroll deductions by members in locals, donations by members, staff, locals and by an annual contribution by ETFO provincially.
The Humanity Fund Board is responsible for approving donations to charities who apply for funding. The board usually meets twice a year to consider applications for funds. The term of office of member-directors is two years, renewable for a further two years.
If you are interested in international development and the work of the Humanity Fund, consider joining us in sharing ETFO member resources with children, educators and their communities around the world.