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.
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.
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.
For young students witnessing violence in the classroom there may be long term effects such as anxiety or fear of returning to school.
In Canada, the wage gap persists, even when education, occupation, experience, and hours of work are consistent.
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.
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.
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.
In anticipation of Earth Month and in honour of the activists who have protected safe drinking water in South Dakota, protested major pipeline projects in Canada, saved US climate data from destruction under President Donald Trump and created viable earth-friendly models for development, this issue of Voice focuses on climate justice.