• Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce walking down hallway with red lockers
    True Colours

    Federico Carvajal reflects on the Ford government’s flawed plan for school reopening in September.

  • Jennifer Baron and Towana Brooks standing outside wearing masks while social distancing
    Math on the Land

    Jennifer Baron and Towana Brooks consider Indigenous ways of learning from and with the land.

  • Illustration of black children in classroom
    Stop Streaming Black Kids

    Patrice White writes about the practice of streaming, its impacts on Black and other racialized students and what all educators can do about it.

  • Erik Hakim holding up piece of birch bark
    Building Equity and Inclusion

    Erik Hakim considers how Indigenous approaches to education helped him build community among his students.

  • Courtney White standing in front of school wearing mask, carrying books and hockey stick
    Impermanent and Imperative

    Courtney White anticipates the upcoming year as an occasional teacher in the context of COVID-19.

  • Children and teacher pointing at project
    Safe Haven

    Ajmer Darawal and Diana Hernandez talk about the impacts of forced migration and the benefits of trauma-informed approaches to supporting refugee students.

Girl and mother using computer at home

After March break, educators across Ontario demonstrated their professionalism and expertise as they navigated emergency distance learning.

Children and teacher in classroom wearing covid masks

You don’t need to look far for the latest advice on how not to wear a mask or whether you need to wipe down your groceries, but it is important to rely on reputable organizations that review all the latest studies and not react to every new study that is reported.

By Sam Hammond

As elementary educators in Ontario you have embarked on an unprecedented year, returning to your classrooms after a historic shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Sharon O’Halloran

With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching as I write this in the first days of September, ETFO is ever more mindful of how important it is to get school reopening right and to ensure health and safety of both educators and students.

By Izida Zorde

With the fall issue of Voice, we are focussed on the safe reopening of schools and the ways in which we build community, particularly in these challenging times when the inequities that are always present, are laid bare.


Teachers standing outside in the snow during strike
By ETFO Voice

ETFO educators are in an unprecedented round of bargaining with a government intent on making drastic cuts to public education.

Map of Ontario with change in student funding highlighted
By Erika Shaker and Ricardo Tranjan

Mapping Ontario School Board Funding Cuts.

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.