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ETFO is a union committed to social justice and equity. We represent over 83,000 educators in elementary schools across Ontario.
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There is something transformational about teaching and learning outside says Tanya Murray. Read her views on why bringing the classroom to nature can help students
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Andrew Campbell Apr 17
UPDATED: A collection of Surplussed Teachers' Reactions
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Krista Grosskleg Apr 17
Lots of great public support shown at our information picket today, outside of Champlain Discovery! Thanks also to Jeff Barber & some wonderful colleagues from Fellowes High School for joining us!
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OFL Apr 17
action for public education - educational assistants fighting back against the PC
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Sam Hammond Apr 18
If a teacher has been working for a school board for 1, 3, or 5 years and is told by the board you don’t have a job in 2019-20 due to funding cuts, that’s called an “involuntary” job loss “done contrary to or without choice”.
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Elementary Educators Apr 18
ETFO’s Anti-Black Racism Strategy is focused on creating systemic changes to confront anti-Black racism and provide a more welcoming and inclusive union for Black members. Download this brochure to learn more:
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Sam Hammond Apr 17
Wow! Thanks to the hundreds and hundreds, actually thousands, of people who are joining the province-wide protesting Ford’s cuts!
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Simmi Jaswal Apr 16
I was declared surplus today. I’m heartbroken that many years of investing my heart, soul, and time in kids and school communities has come to this. I’ll have to leave very vulnerable students who trust and rely on me, and I’m without a job for Sept. 😢
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Elementary Educators Apr 16
Read an important historical overview of how provincial governments’ approached education reforms in Ontario and what Ford's rhetoric about "progressing" education really means:
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Elementary Educators Apr 16
Despite the Ford government removing the word "reconciliation" from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs’ mandate, ETFO believes our united actions to spread truth, justice and awareness are vital. This is why our union released this updated land acknowledgement.
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Elementary Educators Apr 16
In the first question period after the Ontario budget was released, Ford claimed hundreds of teachers "... were happy to hear our budget." To help you tell the government what you think send a message to your MPP today -
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Michelle Aarts Ph.D. Apr 15
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Erika Mark🍎 Apr 13
I’m proud to stand up for public education! We need a level playing field for all students and it needs to be properly funded! 🍎 Rally for Education, April 6, 2019 via
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Paul Miller Apr 10
Thanks to all who took part in last weekend's at Queens Park. We have to protect the education system or we risk losing some of the most important life lessons gained through extra-curricular programs. An example of what could be lost
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MAPLe Apr 15
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Sarah Ramsay Apr 15
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Nancy Lawler Apr 15
Peel Elementary Teachers are ready to defend public education, our students' learning conditions and our profession
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Karen Bratina Apr 15
Thank you President Hammond for your undeniable leadership! Make no mistake, the time is now, we are in the fight of our lives to protect public education!
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Elementary Educators Apr 15
Tune in tonight to The Agenda on if you want to hear the latest on what has to say
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Sam Hammond Apr 15
Unbelievable and outrageous comment by Doug Ford! The Premier must stop misleading people.
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