At its September 2018 meeting the ETFO Provincial Executive approved donations of $2,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank and $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with the relief efforts following the devastation caused by tornadoes in the Ottawa Gatineau area.
In addition, a motion was passed to match donations from ETFO locals up to $10,000.
In an October 29, 2018 communication to local presidents, ETFO President Sam Hammond had the following to say:
"I am so very proud to inform you that our locals have once again stepped up and collectively donated (as of today) a total of close to $14,000 to the relief efforts. This means that together we have donated $36,000 to the relief efforts. You are amazing! Thanks so very much! ETFO proud!"