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Pandemic magnifies employment struggles of Transgender people1.000000000000002020 - 20212020-11-20T05:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Pandemic magnifies employment struggles of Transgender people.aspxPandemic magnifies employment struggles of Transgender peopleToday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance brings heightened awareness that trans workers are struggling to find decent employment in Ontario.
Ontario refuses to acknowledge link between schools being open and COVID cases increasing02020 - 20212020-11-20T05:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ontario refuses to acknowledge link between schools being open and COVID cases increasing.aspxOntario refuses to acknowledge link between schools being open and COVID cases increasingPublic school students and staff are being put at unnecessary risk because the Ford government and its Minister of Education are refusing to acknowledge the connection between schools being open and COVID-19 cases increasing.
Student safety and learning needs a higher priority than pandemic pay to principals1.000000000000002020 - 20212020-11-05T05:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Student safety and learning needs a higher priority than pandemic pay to principals.aspxStudent safety and learning needs a higher priority than pandemic pay to principalsRather than give additional pandemic pay to principals and vice-principals, school boards should instead spend those funds on classroom safety and student supports, says the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
Ontario budget provides no new funding to keep students and educators safe2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-11-05T05:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ontario budget provides no new funding to keep students and educators safe.aspxOntario budget provides no new funding to keep students and educators safeToday’s Ontario budget delivered no new funding to ensure students have safe schools and the education supports they need.
ETFO filing complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board regarding government’s revocation of Regulation 2742.000000000000002020 - 20212020-10-30T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO filing complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board regarding government’s revocation of Regulation 274.aspxETFO filing complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board regarding government’s revocation of Regulation 274The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is filing a complaint today with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) seeking a ruling against the government’s revocation of Regulation 274.
ETFO and its locals to donate $175,000 to Feed Ontario and local food banks2020 - 20212020-10-28T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO and its locals to donate $175,000 to Feed Ontario and local food banks to help mitigate hunger during COVID pandemic.aspxETFO and its locals to donate $175,000 to Feed Ontario and local food banksFor the second time this year, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has made a donation of $75,000 to Feed Ontario and upped its matching donation to $50,000 for ETFO locals who are donating to community food banks in their communities.
More explicit expectations for Black Curriculum needed in elementary schools to help stem anti-Black racism2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-10-23T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/More explicit expectations for Black Curriculum needed in elementary schools to help stem anti-Black racism.aspxMore explicit expectations for Black Curriculum needed in elementary schools to help stem anti-Black racismThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is supporting calls by the Ontario Black History Society for the Ontario government to make Black studies a greater part of the public elementary curriculum.
Ontario Education Minister creates further chaos in schools, reopens door to nepotism and cronyism in teacher hiring practices2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-10-15T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ontario Education Minister creates further chaos in schools, reopens door to nepotism and cronyism in teacher hiring practi.aspxOntario Education Minister creates further chaos in schools, reopens door to nepotism and cronyism in teacher hiring practicesEducation Minister Stephen Lecce is creating further chaos in Ontario’s schools and reopening the door to nepotism and cronyism by scrapping a regulation that ensures fair hiring practices for teachers, ...
Experts share their views on province’s flawed return to school plan2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-10-07T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Experts share their views on province’s flawed return to school plan.aspxExperts share their views on province’s flawed return to school planIn the aftermath of the disappointing decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to dismiss, on jurisdictional grounds, the health and safety complaints regarding the re-opening of schools,...
OLRB dismissal of unions’ case leaves Ontario’s flawed back to school plans without legal scrutiny2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-10-02T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/OLRB dismissal of unions’ case leaves Ontario’s flawed back to school plans without legal scrutiny.aspxOLRB dismissal of unions’ case leaves Ontario’s flawed back to school plans without legal scrutinyOntario’s four major education unions are deeply concerned by the decision of the Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board to dismiss our health and safety case on the re-opening of schools based on ...
Educators, parents surmounting challenges in the wake of Ford government’s hasty and underfunded return to school plan2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-09-24T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Educators, parents surmounting challenges in the wake of Ford government’s hasty and underfunded return to school plan.aspxEducators, parents surmounting challenges in the wake of Ford government’s hasty and underfunded return to school planToronto, ON – The Ford Government continues to misrepresent the conditions in classrooms across Ontario as educators and parents are working hard to make the return to school work despite ill-planning and underfunding by the government.
Ford government’s return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educators safe2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-09-18T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford government’s return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educat.aspxFord government’s return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educators safeThe Ford government’s refusal to mandate smaller class sizes and provide the necessary funding to school boards to meet that goal is putting students and educators at risk as the province enters a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teacher and education worker unions taking legal action as Ford government fails to meet health and safety obligations2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-08-31T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Teacher and education worker unions taking legal action as Ford government fails to meet health and safety obligations.aspxTeacher and education worker unions taking legal action as Ford government fails to meet health and safety obligationsFollowing the failure of the Ministry of Labour to adequately respond to their requests for appropriate health and safety standards in publicly funded schools, ...
Federal Government steps in to fill funding gap for school reopening plans3.000000000000002020 - 20212020-08-26T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Federal Government steps in to fill funding gap for school reopening plans.aspxFederal Government steps in to fill funding gap for school reopening plansETFO welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal government that they will be stepping in and providing a significant investment to help reopen our public schools safely.
Toronto teacher Yvette Blackburn elected to provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario2.000000000000002020 - 20212020-08-19T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Toronto teacher Yvette Blackburn elected to provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.aspxToronto teacher Yvette Blackburn elected to provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of OntarioDelegates to the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today elected Yvette Blackburn to the provincial Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
Bluewater teacher Tyler Boyle receives ETFO Local Humanitarian Award2019 - 20202020-08-18T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Bluewater teacher Tyler Boyle receives ETFO Local Humanitarian Award.aspxBluewater teacher Tyler Boyle receives ETFO Local Humanitarian AwardThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given its 2020 Local Humanitarian Award to Bluewater teacher Tyler Boyle for his significant support of students, youth at risk and local community initiatives.
Greater Essex County teacher Deanna Pecaski McLennan wins ETFO Writer's Award2019 - 20202020-08-18T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Greater Essex County teacher Deanna Pecaski McLennan wins ETFO Writer's Award.aspxGreater Essex County teacher Deanna Pecaski McLennan wins ETFO Writer's AwardThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has presented Greater Essex County teacher Deanna Pecaski McLennan with its 2020 Writer’s Award – Women’s Program for her article, The Beautiful Tree Project, Exploring Measurement in Nature.
Peel teacher Neeru Sekhon wins ETFO Arts and Culture Award2019 - 20202020-08-18T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Peel teacher Neeru Sekhon wins ETFO Arts and Culture Award.aspxPeel teacher Neeru Sekhon wins ETFO Arts and Culture AwardThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has presented Peel teacher Neeru Sekhon with its 2020 Arts and Culture Award for his work in encouraging students to share their diverse realities through the arts.
Peterborough’s Cam Douglas wins ETFO Local Humanitarian Award2019 - 20202020-08-18T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Peterborough’s Cam Douglas wins ETFO Local Humanitarian Award.aspxPeterborough’s Cam Douglas wins ETFO Local Humanitarian AwardThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given its 2020 Local Humanitarian Award for a non-ETFO member to Cam Douglas for his work in preparing high school students for leadership roles in environmental sustainability.
Toronto teacher Ardavan Eizadirad wins ETFO Writer’s Award2019 - 20202020-08-18T04:00:00Zhttps://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Toronto teacher Ardavan Eizadirad wins ETFO Writer’s Award.aspxToronto teacher Ardavan Eizadirad wins ETFO Writer’s AwardThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has presented Toronto occasional teacher Ardavan Eizadirad with its 2020 Writer’s Award for his book Decolonizing Educational Assessments: Ontario Elementary Students and the EQAO.

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