ETFO takes action on violence in our schools

Our provincial union has heard from locals across the province that teachers are too often victims of violence and has started a multi-year campaign to address the issue. Boards need to comply with health and safety legislation and we need to improve the way teachers and schools report violent incidents. To do this ETFO plans[…]

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We all know someone touched by cancer. There is help. The CAREpath Navigation System, Survivor Support Program and Cancer Information Line are available to eligible  OTIP and Teachers Life members at no additional cost. CAREpath Inc. is a Canadian company providing services to help you navigate the complex heath care system so you and your family members who are[…]

OPSBA Changes its Mind about Random Testing

The time, effort and money spent on the EQAO testing as long been decried as a meaningless waste by ETFO and other education stakeholders. Regular assessment by classroom teachers gives a more accurate idea of how well students are progressing and allows the teachers to exercise their professional judgement as to the best way to teach[…]

ETFO, other education unions win major victory with Charter challenge to Bill 115

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and other education unions have won a major court victory at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today. The court found that the Ontario government’s Bill 115 imposed in the fall of 2012 was a violation of the collective bargaining rights of education unions. In his decision, Justice[…]

Members of ETFO advised not to participate in two OCT surveys

There are 2 surveys from the Ontario College of Teachers currently being conducted. Members of ETFO are advised not to participate in either survey. Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation The Ontario College of Teachers has sent emails to some members with the subject line “Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation”.[…]

ETFO encourages students to learn about diverse legends of Canadian sport

ETFO encourages students to learn about diverse legends of Canadian sport January 29, 2016 A new learning resource celebrating the achievements of diverse Canadian Olympians and multisport games legends has been created for public elementary students by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). For Black History Month, twenty-one athletes have been profiled on a[…]

ETFO proposes improvements to strengthen sexual violence and harassment protections in the workplace

ETFO proposes improvements to strengthen sexual violence and harassment protections in the workplace January 22, 2016 The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is recommending that Ontario’s Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2015 be amended to provide further protection from sexual violence and harassment in workplaces including schools. “ETFO applauds[…]