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ETFO's Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Last updated: April 2, 2020, 12:05 pm

As we all pull together to try and slow the spread of COVID-19, ETFO is working to keep our members, employees and others safe.
Arrangements have been made for our staff to work from home until Monday, April 20, 2020. In the interest of reducing the possible impact of COVID-19 ETFO has cancelled all in-person meetings and restricted visitors to the office until further notice.

In light of recent Government advisories, ETFO will be suspending all registrations for upcoming events effective immediately, and will be cancelling events scheduled for the month of April.

ETFO has reached out to the Ministry of Education and will continue to work with them as necessary to ensure that our schools are safe places for our students, and for the educators who work with them. We are also working to ensure that our members’ rights are upheld during these unprecedented times.

We will continue to respond to our members’ needs as promptly as possible, and remain ready and able to serve you as best we can. Our current on-call system will remain in operation. Members are asked to leave a voice mail in the general mail box and staff will return calls promptly.

Please contact your local ETFO representative with any questions related to the impact of COVID-19.

We are grateful for your patience and support during this period of rapid change.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit vs Employment Insurance

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is a new benefit to support people who have lost their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit is not intended to replace Employment Insurance (EI), but rather to support workers who may not be eligible for EI. Please visit our page Canada Emergency Response Benefit vs Employment Insurance for more information, or our FAQ page.

Members who have questions about accessing employment insurance can visit this Government of Canada website: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada.

Health Resources

Ontario Ministry of Health

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Le nouveau coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Ontario Public Health Units

Ontario Public Health Units List and Links
Services de santé dans votre collectivité - Emplacements des bureaux de santé
Social Media
Twitter - @ONTHealth
Facebook - @ONThealth

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Ontario
Santé publique Ontario
Social Media
Twitter - @PublicHealthON
Facebook - @PublicHealthON

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada
Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Social Media
Twitter - @PHAC_GC
Facebook - Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization

World Health Organization (WHO)
Organisation moniale de la Santé
Social Media
Twitter - @WHO
Facebook - @WHO

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education
Ministère de l’Éducation

Social Media
Twitter - @ONeducation
Facebook - @OntarioEducation



Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Information for plan members
Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Information pour les membres

Employee Assistance Program

All employees are encouraged to access the resources and supports provided in your local Employee Assistance Program.

Telehealth Ontario

Telehealth Ontario

24/7 Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling.  Funded by the Government of Ontario.
Social Media
Twitter - @ConnexOntario
Facebook - ConnexOntario

Labour Resources

The Canadian Labour Congress COVID-19 Resource Center
COVID-19 Information from the Ontario Federation of Labour