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Leader Profile

Annual Meeting 2014

President Sam Hammond opened the ETFO 2014 Annual Meeting with a reflection on ETFO’s victories over the past year in the face of challenges that “were varied and at times daunting.”

Annual Meeting 2010

Member concerns about EQAO testing dominated ETFO’s 2010 annual meeting. President Sam Hammond called on the government to temporarily halt province-wide testing and reduce the resulting number of Ministry initiatives.

Experienced Players Hooked on Challenge of Negotiations

Catherine A. Cocchio

Like many other ETFO leaders, Julie Stanley brings years of experience to her position as chief negotiator for the Bluewater Teacher Local. Stanley is typical of a unique group of experienced women negotiators leading collective bargaining teams across the province.

ETFO’s 2009 annual Meeting

The election of a new provincial executive, the introduction of full-day kindergarten, and EQAO testing were the focus of delegates’ attention and concern at ETFO’s 2009 annual meeting.

A Quiet Leader is Recognized

Education assistants  make up a small fraction of the ETFO membership. But the impact they have in the classroom can be substantial.

Taking on the Challenge of Local Leadership

Dave Wing

Dave Wing is the president of the Kawartha Pine Ridge ETFO Local. He started teaching in 1989. Today he is married (to another teacher) and has two children, ages five and seven. He spoke with Voice about his leadership journey.

Scratch and Win: Workplace Illness Creates a Leader

Catherine A. Cocchio

For most Canadians, the annual switch from long to short sleeves is a welcome sign of spring. Until recently however, Laurel Liddicoat-Newton dreaded the thought of baring her arms and legs in front of staff and students.