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ETFO president Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

In August, just over 600 delegates gathered in Toronto at ETFO’s 2014 Annual Meeting to debate resolutions to guide our union and enhance the teaching profession.

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Vivian McCaffrey

ETFO has a long tradition of encouraging members to be politically informed and engaged. In the recent provincial election, seven ETFO members made the ultimate political commitment of running as candidates.

ETFO president Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

One of the challenges writing for a magazine is recognizing that I have to focus on the distant horizon; I can’t necessarily address the issues that are important to me when I write.

ETFO General Secretary Victoria Réuame
Victoria Réaume

By the end of June I will have completed my first school year as the ETFO general secretary. It has been an amazing year.

Woman shaking man's hand
Joanne Myers

These are challenging and competitive times for teachers who are trying to get onto an occasional teaching list, or interviewing for long-term occasional or permanent contracts.

ETFO president Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

In January, Oxfam, a worldwide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty, sent out a press release indicating that 85 of the world’s richest people are as wealthy as the poorest half of the world.

Photo of young students with hands up
Dianne Woloschuk

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