The pages in this section provide the framework for how ETFO is governed and what it sets out to accomplish on behalf of its members. Its mission is defined in its statement of objects and in its yearly priorities.
While the programs and services of ETFO are designed with these objects in mind, each year at the Annual Meeting the membership sets the priorities of ETFO for the upcoming school year.
To protect the local and provincial collective bargaining rights of all members.
To defend publicly-funded public education.
To serve the needs of the membership.
To provide for the professional development of members.
To advocate for social justice in the areas of peace, anti-poverty, non-violence, equity, and anti-racism.
To fight against anti-Black racism.
To advocate for the economic and labour rights of all workers.
To support international assistance and co-operation.
To advocate for the care and protection of the environment and actively engage in climate action.
To actively engage members in the Federation and labour movement.
To advocate for and protect the health and safety of members, both physically and psychologically.