• Women picketing for Federation of Women Teachers Associations
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    A History of Women Teachers

    Eighty-one percent of the members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) are women and, in many ways, the history of women teachers reflects the struggles of all Canadian women.

  • Cindy Blackstock
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    Conversation with Cindy Blackstock

    Voice in conversation with Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

  • Students sitting at large desks in classroom
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    Building Community

    The point of talking about privilege is not to make people feel bad, or guilty; it is that recognizing privilege is the only hope we have of breaking down the system to make it fairer for everyone.

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World globe sitting on desk in classroom

Given that education unions have memberships that are predominantly female, austerity in the education sector is clearly a women’s issue.

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Refugee students reading a book in classroom

I like to think that many of my students’ experiences are reflective of other immigrant and refugee student experiences.

Article
By Sam Hammond

On Wednesday April 20, the Superior Court of Justice released an historic decision.

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By Victoria Réaume

ETFO is committed to working toward a more just and equitable society.

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In April, ETFO and other education unions won a major victory at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 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.

Spotlight

young elementary students standing together  near school bus holding paper bags
By Deanna Pecaski McLennan

From this beginning, our class began a journey that would collect more than 5,000 items for donation in a little over a week’s time!

student using laptop and smiling
By Ryan Tindale

The Ontario Social Studies/History/Geography curriculum offers potential connections to Google Earth on nearly every page of the 212-page document.

Teacher working with student using a laptop
By Deborah McCallum

This program opened the door to creative thinking about literacy and technology that invigorated my passion for teaching and my students’ passion for learning.