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The ETFO Humanity Fund

​​​ Humanity Fund imageWhat is it?

The ETFO Humanity Fund uses the resources of ETFO members to support children and their teachers around the world, enriching their lives and the lives of their communities. The Stephen Lewis Foundation is the signature charity supported by the fund. Other organizations the fund supports include the CTF Trust Fund, Save the Children, War Child Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Pueblito, and Global Medic, among others.

How does it work?

For most of its history, the Humanity Fund has been financed through payroll deductions by members. Each participating member has a dime a day—or $20 a year—deducted from his/her salary through automatic payroll deductions. These funds are then forwarded to the Humanity Fund by the member's school board.

The fund also receives individual donations from ETFO members, staff, and locals. In addition, a resolution was passed by delegates at the 2011 Annual Meeting to contribute $200,000 a year to the ETFO Humanity Fund.

The ETFO Humanity Fund is run by a board made up of members of the Provincial Executive, leaders from participating locals, and two rank-and-file members of ETFO.

ETFO Humanity Fund Application

Charities interested in requesting a donation from the ETFO Humanity Fund should complete this funding application form.

Note: Applications for funding are considered twice a year, the Fall deadline is October 15 and the Spring deadline is April 15.

​Stephen Lewis Foundation Newsletter

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is the signature charity of the ETFO Humanity Fund. To view the most recent newsletter and read about some of the great work the Stephen Lewis Foundation does with ETFO member support: Grassroots Newsletter.

NOTE: This website section can be accessed with the following web address:​​​​