New Voice and Contest!


Join the new ETFO Voice Facebook page before March 1, 2013 and be entered to win a brand new iPad with accessories! This contest is only open to ETFO members. The winner will be notified on March 10, 2013 and announced in the spring issue of Voice Magazine. Voice Magazine

We have taken the summer to redesign the print and web versions of Voice magazine. Along with the regular print quarterly, now functions as an online magazine. Visit the site frequently for all the latest stories and take the opportunity to post your comments about articles. “Like” us on Facebook to receive posts about the latest articles and opportunities. In the October print issue: Responding to the passing of Bill 115 in his column, President Sam Hammond writes “Bill 115 is unprecedented and goes far beyond any wage restraint or back to work legislation enacted before in Ontario. We are in a fight for our students and our classrooms, today and into the future.” See President Hammond’s full column, a Q+A about Bill 115 with General Secretary Gene Lewis, and coverage of the Rally for Education here: Also in this issue, Lisa Furdyk and Fiona Brougham reflect on how their grade 4 and 5 students connected with their community in These are the People in Your Neighborhood. Voice interviews Sunday Harrison, the creator of Green Thumbs for Growing Kids – a school gardening program that takes the classroom into the garden. And Jeffrey MacCormack reflects on the revolution that took place in the education of his students with autism when they were introduced to iPad technology. See online exclusives such as OTF Table Officer Rian McLaughlin’s article on showcasing the Books of Life at Word on the Street in Toronto and CTF President Paul Taillefer's message Take a Stand for Teachers.