• teacher with students in class
    Teaching and Learning While Black

    Matthew Morris reflects on the impact of school culture on black students and the need for schools to change.

  • Pam Palmater
    Making Permanent Connections

    Izida Zorde in conversation with Idle No More organizer, lawyer and Ryerson University Chair in Indigenous Governance, Pam Palmater.

  • Illustrations By Benjamin Lee Hicks
    Become a Gender Warrior Teacher

    Melissa Major writes the first installment in our “Gender Toolbox Series.”

students voting

We hear from members across the province about why they run parallel elections in their classrooms with Student Vote.

graphic of kids jumping in celebration

Twyla Jackson writes about coping with child and youth mental health challenges in our classrooms and her group work on a resource that partnered ETFO with School Mental Health Assist.

By Sam Hammond

With the passing of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, we see how effective organizing is when we are working together to achieve the gains that will benefit the majority of workers in Ontario.

By Sharon O’Halloran

ETFO has made important gains through advocacy and action and through local and provincial meetings with government officials and MPPs.

By Izida Zorde

With this issue of Voice, we consider the positive impacts of building inclusive, equitable communities and begin the work of getting ready for the next election.


People on skating rink
By Nancy Baldree

Heading home for the holidays season, take time to reflect on what really matters to you. 

Students sitting at large desks in classroom
By Mandi Hardy

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.

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.