Welcome back to the start of another school year! I hope you had a well-deserved rest, and were able to refresh and recharge over the summer.
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.
Given that education unions have memberships that are predominantly female, austerity in the education sector is clearly a women’s issue.
ETFO traditionally has focused its political activities at the provincial level; the provincial government has the most direct impact on education policies and our members’ working conditions. Increasingly, however, ETFO has become concerned about the impact of federal policies on both our members’ welfare and the very fabric of Canadian society.
This compelling collection of articles takes up the challenge of turning the dial on the negative view of taxes that has come to characterize our political discourse. We’ve reached the point in Canada, including Ontario, where political leaders believe it would be suicide to raise the spectre of higher taxes.
The notion of what is fair resonates deeply with the students in my grade 7 class at Algonquin Avenue School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Students clamour for fairness in a wide range of situations. But what does “fair” mean? Why does “fair” matter?
Donna Dasko is uniquely positioned to talk about women and politics. She is the senior vice-president of public affairs at the Environics Research Group, one of Canada’s best known and most highly respected public opinion research firms.
Join millions around the world for The Big Read The Global Campaign for Education is calling for an exciting action on April 22, The Big Read, which we hope will unite millions as did The World’s Biggest Lesson last year. Last year, our World’s Biggest Lesson was a resounding s
Bargaining, teacher pensions, and the October 14 federal election were the topics in the forefront at the October Representative Council meeting. Representative Council brings together local presidents and executive members three times a year. The meeting is chaired by First Vice-President Sam Hammond.