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VIDEO: The President’s Opening Address

Sam Hammond

ETFO President Sam Hammond’s Opening Address at Annual Meeting 2018 (complete – 00:30:38). Information on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum begins around 00:18:00.

OFL President Addresses Annual Meeting Delegates

Chris Buckley addressed delegates during Session 2 of the ETFO 2018 Annual Meeting. Chris has been the President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), Canada’s largest provincial labour federation, since 2015. A lifelong trade unionist and social justice advocate, Chris Buckley has dedicated himself to improving the lives of every worker in Ontario. He […]

Summary: The President’s Opening Address

President Sam Hammond began his Address to 2018 ETFO Annual Meeting delegates by thanking the First Peoples of this territory and other Indigenous peoples for sharing this land and allowing ETFO to conduct the union’s meeting. President Hammond reminded delegates that “our Annual Meeting is the cornerstone of union democracy at work.” Local delegates, who […]

Media Release: ETFO denounces government Sex Ed decision, will advise teachers to teach all sections of the current curriculum

Sam Hammond

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has strongly denounced the Ontario government’s decision to repeal the updated 2015 sexual health curriculum and will advise its members to continue to exercise their professional judgement when it comes to teaching all sections of the current curriculum. “The government’s decision to revert to the 1998 Health and […]

Annual Meeting 2018 Caucuses

The Annual Meeting provides the opportunity for delegates to meet as a group to discuss various issues of common interest. This year the following caucuses met on Monday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Black Members and Allies Caucus – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. DECE Caucus – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Disability Issues […]

Media Advisory: ETFO and concerned Ontarians rally at Queen’s Park Tuesday to protest sex ed repeal

Man with head in the ground: "We can't let legislators ignore the issues our kids face every day.

Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and other concerned groups will protest the Ontario government’s repeal of the 2015 sexual health curriculum at a Queen’s Park rally this Tuesday. Speakers at the 12:30 p.m. rally will include high school student Rayne Fisher-Quann, actor Debra McGrath and her daughter Kinley Mochrie, Canadian Civil […]

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