VOICES

Children running outside in forest
Gina Marucci, in collaboration with the Outdoor Council of Canada, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and Take Me Outside

To be a witness to the power of nature on a regular basis has made me a passionate advocate for all students’ right to equitable access to rich nature spaces in nearby neighbourhoods.

ETFO President Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

I want to begin by thanking every ETFO member in the province. This school year has been and continues to be incredibly difficult.

Sharon O’Halloran
Sharon O’Halloran

March marks a full year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a year that has been incredibly stressful and difficult, especially for those who work on the front lines.

ETFO Editor Izida Zorde
Izida Zorde

The middle of March marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. For Voice, it is a year that started by connecting the pandemic to both systemic equity issues and climate justice and one that ends by revisiting these questions with this spring issue.

clock and calendar
ETFO Voice

March 21 is the one-year anniversary of the ETFO tentative agreement. On that date, the final strike pay cheques will be issued to any members who are still missing strike pay.

ETFO President Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

This year has been like no other and I want to thank you for your incredible work in the classroom, whether in-person or virtual.

General Secretary Sharon O’Halloran
Sharon O’Halloran

Throughout the past several months, ETFO members have shown incredible resilience, professionalism and caring, working to provide excellent public education to students across the province under very difficult circumstances.

ETFO Editor Izida Zorde
Izida Zorde

There is no doubt that this teaching year is unlike any other we have had, with educators both adapting to teaching in a pandemic and advocating for public schools and students.

ETFO President Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond

As elementary educators in Ontario you have embarked on an unprecedented year, returning to your classrooms after a historic shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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