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The Story of ETFO is a Story of the Fight for Women's Rights

Sharon O'Halloran

The story of ETFO is, in many ways, the story of the fight for women and women’s rights, beginning with equal pay for women, fighting for pregnancy and parental leave – later adopted across the province – and ensuring that women’s voices are heard at decision-making tables.

Impacts of Residential Schools

Beverly Fiddler

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.

Advice from Our Grandmothers

Tanya C. Leary

Tanya C. Leary talks about how she can draw on a history of resilience to help chart her way forward and what legacies she wants to leave to her students.

The Day War Came

Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Candlewick Press, 2018. 32 pages, $19.99.


Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Eva Campbell. Groundwood Books, 2018. 32 pages, $18.95.

A History of Women Teachers

Mary Morison

Eighty-one percent of the members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) are women and, in many ways, the history of women teachers reflects the struggles of all Canadian women.

Beyond Black History Month

Lauren Beckford in Conversation with Natasha Henry

I recently participated in a curriculum workshop for teachers hosted by Natasha Henry.