ETFO Action on Violence in Schools - Making our Schools Safe

ETFO Action on Violence in Schools

ETFO Action on Violence in SchoolsAt the end of Session 3, President Sam Hammond released a new video on reporting violent incidents that is part of a multi-year strategy for addressing violence in schools. The strategy includes:

  • Lobbying the Ministries of Education and Labour to address violent incidents in schools and improve school board compliance with health and safety legislation;
  • Working with Ministry and school board representatives to improve workplace violence reporting and compliance procedures and develop training materials;
  • Building community advocacy to press the government to review its education funding formula and provide more funding for special education and support for students with high risk behaviors; and
  • Providing ETFO locals and members with enhanced education, training and resources on dealing with workplace violence.

ETFO Resources

VIDEO: Check out ETFO’s newest video for locals and members on reporting procedures for violence in schools. This 2:56 minute video provides an important introduction on the legal requirements for reporting a violent incident.

BROCHURE: This handy brochure outlines members’ rights to a safe workplace, health and safety legal and policy requirements, and responsibilities of members, school boards and principals concerning workplace violent incidents (PDF | Word).

POSTER: Download this 11 x 17” poster which summarizes information contained in the above brochure (PDF |

Learn more about dealing with workplace violence, workplace harassment and serious student incidents in schools and workplaces at


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