VOICES

Student standing beside a sign that reads "Vote Here"
By Scott Montgomery

Getting students to become active agents of inquiry is not always something that comes to mind when the topic is politics.

ETFO President Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

In recent years, ETFO has shifted as an organization. While we have always been committed to equity and social justice, we, as a union of educators, are increasingly recognizing the importance of our solidarity with other social movements.

General Secretary Sharon O’Halloran
Sharon O'Halloran

The fall is a time of new beginnings. As members settle into a new school year, we at provincial office are getting our programs up and running, working on implementing the motions delegates passed at the annual meeting and ensuring we have the best services in place for you, the members.

ETFO Editor Izida Zorde
Izida Zorde

The theme of the fall issue of Voice is allies. As we move through particularly turbulent political times, working together as allies and in solidarity across social movements is more important than ever.

Photo of a grade school classroom
Nicolette Lane

For young students witnessing violence in the classroom there may be long term effects such as anxiety or fear of returning to school.

ETFO President Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

In Canada, the wage gap persists, even when education, occupation, experience, and hours of work are consistent.

General Secretary Sharon O’Halloran
Sharon O’Halloran

The women’s issue of Voice is special. It acknowledges the important role that women, women’s programs and women’s organizing play in the Federation.

ETFO Editor Izida Zorde
Izida Zorde

The summer issue of Voice is our women’s issue, an opportunity to focus on women members, women’s programs and women leaders in ETFO and the broader community.

Susan Swackhammer posing outside

ETFO First Vice President Susan Swackhammer is retiring this year. General Secretary Sharon O’Halloran paid tribute to her at…and still we Rise in February.

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