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September can bring many feelings.  For some, it can bring feelings of excitement about a fresh start–new beginnings, new students, and maybe a new school.   For others, it can bring anxiety and a heavy feeling –a feeling of uncertainty. Whatever September brings for you, please remember to take care of yourself. Stewards training will take[…]

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[…]

Carepath

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[…]

Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker

Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker: OFL Calls on Premier Wynne to Bring Balance and Fairness to Labour Laws (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court ruling upholding the collective bargaining rights of educational workers, including their right to strike. Hon. Justice Thomas[…]

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[…]