When the 2019-2020 school year began, ETFO members braced for labour unrest that had not been seen since the Mike Harris days. Who could have predicted the events in early March 2020? Pivoting to a distance learning model was unchartered territory for educators.
Jonathan and Laura Temporal write that the pandemic has highlighted just how important public services such as education, healthcare, transportation and community support programs are.
The only way for us to ensure a just and equitable recovery and the safety and wellbeing of our communities is to organize, mobilize and vote for the government we need.
Beverly Fiddler considers the story of her grandmother’s sister and reflects on the lasting impacts of residential schools on families and communities across Canada.
Elizabeth Mitchell writes about the importance of prioritizing the mental and physical health of ETFO members and acknowledges the deep impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have on educators.
Julie Millan and Leah Kearney correct the government’s misinformation, mixed messaging and “alternative facts” about permanent virtual learning.