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Annual dinner

Annual Dinner Photos


A selection of photos from Annual Dinner and from the presentations of the Honorary Life Memberships and the President’s Award.

….and the President’s Award goes to…

ETFO's 2013-2015 released officers

…retiring ETFO Vice-Presidents James McCormack and Maureen Weinberger. MEDIA RELEASE: Halton’s Maureen Weinberger, Waterloo Region’s James McCormack receive prestigious ETFO President’s Award  For Immediate Release – August 20, 2015 (TORONTO)  Maureen Weinberger and James McCormack, retiring vice-presidents of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), received the prestigious annual President’s Award at the Elementary Teachers’ […]

Honorary Life Member Award Winner, Gene Lewis


Gene Lewis, ETFO Staff Media Release Gene Lewis’ journey in education began with walking to and from a one-room school house in rural Ontario and ended working in the ETFO office in downtown Toronto. His teaching and union work began in Hamilton, continued in London (Thames Valley) and concluded in the role of General Secretary. […]

Honorary Life Member Award Winner, Sharron Raymond


Sharron Raymond, ETFO Staff Media Release The year was 1979, and with two years of teaching to her credit, Sharron Raymond found herself walking the pavement in the first ever Peel elementary teachers’ strike to ensure a fair and transparent staffing process, where seniority meant something. The flame of unionism was lit. Following the Days […]

Honorary Life Member Award Winner, Martin Long


Martin Long, Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local Media Release Following graduation from the College of Education in London, England in 1970, and with Margaret Thatcher as Education Minister at the time, things looked bleak in England. Canada, by contrast, was a shining city on the hill where, with a French teaching qualification in hand, work […]

Honorary Life Member Award Winner, Ellen Chambers


Ellen Chambers, Lakehead Teacher Local Media Release Ellen Chambers’ teaching career began as a special education teacher in Atikokan, Ontario, living in a former schoolhouse with no running water or electricity – a humble beginning to a memorable career. After teaching in Alberta beckoned for a year, she returned to Thunder Bay – continuing in […]

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