Since 1962, Project Overseas has assisted teacher organizations in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean. This is a voluntary position that is financially supported by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Each year, 16 ETFO members are selected to participate in Project Overseas.
ETFO members who are selected to participate in Project Overseas present professional learning workshops to teachers in host countries. In July, participants attend CTF’s training in Ottawa prior to their international placements which typically last between three to five weeks.
ETFO members who are interested in applying to Project Overseas are encouraged to visit
CTF’s website and review resources such as the brochure and FAQs.
Each member organization has specific processes and procedures for selecting Project Overseas participants. ETFO members who are interested in applying to Project Overseas are encouraged to read the FAQs that detail the processes and procedures that are specific to the Federation. Please review the following FAQs: (PDF |
For Project Overseas testimonials from ETFO members,
ETFO members with experience in adult education who have led professional development for colleagues are encouraged to apply. Cultural competency, mature judgement and a willingness to put the team and project needs above personal needs are also key assets. Overseas placements typically require members to co-develop workshops about curriculum planning, classroom management, differentiated instruction, gender equity, assessment and evaluation, and technology in education skills.
An ETFO member interested in applying to Project Overseas must:
ETFO members must complete the following application form (PDF|Word) and submit all supporting documents in one email to
The deadline to submit the application package is Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5 p.m.
As a result of COVID-19, all placements were postponed to 2021. ETFO members who were selected for Project Overseas 2020 will automatically be selected for Project Overseas 2021.
ETFO participants are recommended to the Executive by ETFO’s International Assistance Committee after applicants have successfully progressed through a two-stage selection process that includes a thorough review of the application package and telephone interviews for selected candidates. Please read ETFO’s FAQs for more details about the selection process. (PDF |
For additional information about Project Overseas, contact Punita Bhardwaj at (416) 962-3836 or toll-free 888-838-3836 ext. 2236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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