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March 28, 2019

April 6th Rally for Education

On April 6 help defend public education
Rally for Education, April 6 at noon, Queen's Park
On April 6, parents, students, families, educators and allies will rally at Queen’s Park to send a strong message to the Conservative government that public education needs investment, not cuts.
Along with a growing list of labour, community and parent groups, we will rally to defend high-quality public education in Ontario with an important united message to demand:
  • smaller classes;
  • that the current Full-Day Kindergarten model with both a teacher and a DECE continues;
  • appropriate support for students with special needs; and
  • further investment in public education.
Learn more on the ETFO website and click below to accept the event invitation and share with your Facebook friends.
Wear Red for Ed
Educators and allies are asked to wear Red for Ed every Friday to bring attention to the damaging cuts to public education proposed by the Conservative government and to show solidarity with one another and our communities.
Please wear Red for Ed this Friday and spread the word!
Peel members wearing Red for Ed
Calls for writers and presenters
  • AQ course writers.ETFO is seeking writers for a new AQ Course on Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Developmental Disability). Learn more>>
  • Arts workshop developers & presenters. ETFO is seeking active teacher members (including consultants, coordinators, coaches and teacher leaders) interested in sharing their skills and expertise in the Arts. Learn more>>
Two women members
Heart & Art blog
Here are some recent posts from our blog for (beginning) teachers:
Check out our archivecontaining hundreds of articles of interest to educators.
Intermediate students dancing
Our Member Engagement Campaign has begun
In the past week and a half ETFO Provincial Executive members and staff have begun visiting stewards in locals across the province to build member engagement in the fight against the Ford education agenda.
Over the next five weeks stewards in all ETFO work sites will be holding member meetings. Please plan on attending to learn how we can work together to protect quality public education.
Members holding pledge cards
The 2019 All-Member Survey
An invitation to complete the 2019 ETFO All-Member Survey will be arriving in your inbox shortly. The invitation is being sent from survey@etfo.org. If one of your colleagues does not receive the invitation, please ask them to email trecords@etfo.org and one will be sent out.
The data collected from the survey will assist ETFO with providing more effective services and supports. Rest assured that your personal information will not be released or distributed by ETFO.
The survey takes approximately three minutes to complete. Upon submission you will be entered into a draw for one of ten iPad Minis!
Two iPad Minis
Women in Action III
Women in Action III is an exciting NEW two-day program extending from Women in Action I & II.
It focuses on profiling diverse women’s leadership in the union, collective bargaining, building a strong collective anti-oppression / intersectional feminist framework, and much more! Register by April 5.
Women in Action III is launching! (Women flexing muscles)
FYI with ETFO checkmark
  • Job Posting: Administrative Assistant. ETFO is seeking an administrative assistant to work in its Professional Learning/Curriculum service area. Learn more>>
  • ETFO Bursaries & Scholarships. ETFO offers financial support to members and others for: doctoral and master’s scholarships and bursaries for men and women; bursaries for members of designated groups and Aboriginal education; and bursaries for sons and daughters of ETFO members. Learn more>>