• Illustration of Doug Ford covering ears standing next to speaker with "Education Consultations" written on it
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    Consulting But Not Listening

    While we participated in more consultations this year than ever before in ETFO’s history, it is clear that the government is not listening.

  • kids in a classroom
    Feature
    Class Size Matters

    Kimberly Veneziale reflects on how teaching a class of 32 students affects the experience and quality of their education.

  • teachers and parents standing in front of school with signs
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    Parents Standing with Teachers

    Nigel Barriffe, Yolanda B’Dacy and Helen Victoros stress the importance of community connections and the power of collective bargaining to push for a common good.

  • Shelly Jan, Elizabeth Kettle and Diego Olmedo standing together
    Feature
    Talking About Local Bargaining

    Voice in conversation with chief negotiators Shelly Jan, Elizabeth Kettle and Diego Olmedo.

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Kimiko Inouye provides an informative overview of what happens at the local and provincial bargaining tables.

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Teachers, parents, students and children holding rally signs

Michaela Kargus and Carolyn Proulx-Wootton offer practical tips for organizing in your community and bringing the issues to the attention of your MPP.

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By Sam Hammond

ETFO had five days of respectful talks at the central bargaining table this summer with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Council of Trustees’ Association.

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By Sharon O’Halloran

You are the heart of Ontario’s world-class public education system. I want to welcome you back to a school year full of promise and challenge, both in the classroom and at the bargaining table.

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By Izida Zorde

With contracts expiring at the end of August, this issue of Voice focuses on collective bargaining. It also includes an interview with three local leaders.

Spotlight

ETFO FEEO representative at rally
By Lisa Mastrobuono

A positive outcome of the current provincial government’s first year in office has been increased public engagement by ETFO members around education-related issues.

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By ETFO Voice

Voice has been awarded the Canadian Association of Labour Media’s 2018 Katie FitzRandolph Award for best regular print publication.

Aboriginal community members marching down street
By Rachel Mishenene

On June 1, 2008, just days before the Prime Minister’s public apology to residential school survivors and their families and communities, the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established.