For educators, the decision to participate in extracurricular activities has always been voluntary. Teachers choose to participate because they are passionate about their students and are committed to creating positive and healthy learning environments.
Bill 115 is the legislation that was passed by the Liberal government to legislate ETFO collective agreements and those of other education unions.
This is the ﬁrst of a four-part history of Ontario public elementary teachers and their federations. We will learn about ETFO and its predecessor organizations, the challenges they faced and the victories they achieved.