VOICES

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Joanne Myers

It is time to “rev up” our engines for the fall. In preparation, it’s good to think about how to align your goals and balance your priorities with what lies ahead for you at school and in your life at home.

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Joanne Myers

Congratulations on a successful year as champion educator, sister, mother, daughter, aunt, niece, mentor, wife, partner, and friend.

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Valence Young

Recent events in Ontario and beyond have a lot of people thinking about lockdown procedures in their schools.

ETFO General Secretary Victoria Réaume
Victoria Réaume

When I became General Secretary three years ago, I was charged with ushering in significant change.

ETFO president Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

As a federation, everyday we have the opportunity to walk the talk.

ETFO President John Hammond
Sam Hammond

I’d like to start by thanking you. It’s been a long and stressful 14 months of central bargaining for members.

ETFO General Secretary Victoria Réuame
Victoria Réaume

As President Hammond says in his column, we have been through a very difficult round of bargaining over the past 14 months.

ETFO General Secretary Victoria Réaume
Victoria Réaume

ETFO has proven itself over and over again this year. Let’s start with our finances.

ETFO president Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

On Friday, September 11, after just seven days of bargaining, the Ontario Public School Boards Association and government negotiators told the mediator facilitating our discussions they “were done” and wouldn’t negotiate further with ETFO. In effect, they walked away from the table.

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