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Award Winner

Honorary Life Member Award Winner, Gene Lewis

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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

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

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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

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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 […]

2014-2015 Award Recipients

ETFO award winners:

ETFO award winners were recognized this afternoon at the beginning of Session 4. Congratulations to all the winners! Here is a list of the winners: Arts and Culture Award – Media Release Melanie Blanchard, Simcoe County Teacher Local Children’s Literature Award – Media Release Beverley Terrell-Deutsch, Non-member Curriculum Development Award – Media Release Sue Irwin, […]

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