April 6, 2021

ETFO calls on Ford to take immediate action

Given the deeply concerning rise in COVID-19 cases in areas across Ontario and the government’s negligent decision to keep schools open without additional enhanced safety measures, education workers and other essential workers must be prioritized for vaccinations. Until this happens, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) calls on the Ford government and public health […]

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March 30, 2021

Remote Learning Repsonse

Dear ETFO Member, On Monday, March 22, 2021, ETFO was invited to a special meeting of the Ministry Initiatives Committee. During this meeting, ETFO was advised of the Ford government’s proposal to continue virtual learning for all schools for K-12 students beyond the pandemic. In order to do this, the Ford government would need to […]

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March 17, 2021

COVID-19 FAQ #25

The attached COVID eNewsletter contains information on: the voluntary COVID-19 vaccine; COVID-19; union support; health equity; and intimate partner and gender-based violence. COVID-19 FAQ #25

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March 10, 2021

A COVID-19 Health and Safety Rights Guide for Education Workers

Attached is A COVID-19 Health and Safety Rights Guide for Education Workers that the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has now shared on its website and through its Friday enewsletter blast. It is modelled after a similar publication by the OFL for the health care sector which it released in October 2020. ETFO staff, along […]

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March 9, 2021

Anniversary Reaction to COVID-19: What Every Professional Needs to Know

The first case of COVID-19 diagnosed in Canada was on January 25th, 2020. One year later media headlines on January 25th, 2021 emphasized it has been a whole year since that occasion as if it was a moment of awe. But the country was probably in more of a state of denial than awe in […]

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March 8, 2021

March Newsletter

The attached March Newsletter contains information on; – Smartfind – International Women’s Day – – Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan – Dates to Remember March Newsletter

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February 26, 2021

COVID-19 FAQ #24

In FAQ #24, you will find information on: the COVID-19 vaccine; asymptomatic testing; mask exemptions; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); physical distancing; March Break; and anti-Asian racism. COVID-19 FAQ #24

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February 22, 2021

February Newsletter

February AMETFO Newsletter

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February 16, 2021


The attached COVID enewsletter contains information on: health and safety; asymptomatic testing, impacts on marginalized communities; mental health classroom resources; and March Break. COVID-19 FAQ #23

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