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Ford government must immediately use all available federal funding to ensure safety of students, educators02020 - 20212021-04-14T04:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford government must immediately use all available federal funding to ensure safety of students, educators.aspxFord government must immediately use all available federal funding to ensure safety of students, educatorsThe Ford government has consistently refused to make the necessary investments to keep students and educators safe during this pandemic.
Statement from Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario President Sam Hammond1.000000000000002020 - 20212021-04-08T04:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Statement from Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario President Sam Hammond.aspxStatement from Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario President Sam HammondYet again, we are faced with another announcement from Minister Lecce about school safety that introduces no effective measures that will help keep students and staff safe.
WATCH: ETFO press conference alongside education partners to share concerns about school safety2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-04-07T04:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/WATCH Press conference from ETFO an.aspxWATCH: ETFO press conference alongside education partners to share concerns about school safetyWATCH: ETFO press conference alongside education partners to share concerns about school safety
ETFO calls on Ford government to take immediate action to ensure safety of students, educators 2020 - 20212021-04-05T04:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/temporarily move learning online until all education workers are vaccinated.aspxETFO calls on Ford government to take immediate action to ensure safety of students, educators Education workers and other essential workers must be prioritized for vaccinations.
Ford government’s plan to make virtual learning permanent an attack on public education2020 - 20212021-03-25T04:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford government’s plan to make virtual learning permanent an attack on public education.aspxFord government’s plan to make virtual learning permanent an attack on public educationAt a time when the top education priority for the Ford government should be to ensure schools across Ontario remain open safely for in-person learning, they are instead planning to make virtual ...
Joint statement on Ontario budget from unions representing education workers2020 - 20212021-03-24T04:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Joint statement on Ontario budget from unions representing education workers.aspxJoint statement on Ontario budget from unions representing education workersJoint statement on Ontario budget from unions representing education workers
OTF, Affiliates call for immediate suspension of EQAO’s online literacy test pilot2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-03-12T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/OTF, Affiliates call for immediate suspension of EQAO’s online literacy test pilot.aspxOTF, Affiliates call for immediate suspension of EQAO’s online literacy test pilotOntario’s publicly funded education system should not be subjected to a poorly timed experiment in large-scale, online assessment, especially during a pandemic.
Ford government shields themselves from public criticism while increasing Conservative party coffers2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-26T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford government shields themselves from public criticism while increasing Conservative party coffers.aspxFord government shields themselves from public criticism while increasing Conservative party coffersThe Ford government is making changes to Ontario’s election laws that will shield them from public criticism and increase the Conservative party coffers.
ETFO offers full support to Public Health Units who have been left to lead Ontario’s vaccination roll-out2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-25T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO offers full support to Public Health Units who have been left to lead Ontario’s vaccination roll-out.aspxETFO offers full support to Public Health Units who have been left to lead Ontario’s vaccination roll-outGiven that the Ford government has downloaded the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out to Public Health Units (PHUs), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is offering its full support to already-overwhelmed PHUs.
ETFO calls on all MPPs to support MPP Peggy Sattler’s Stay At Home If You Are Sick Act2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-16T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO calls on all MPPs to support MPP Peggy Sattler’s Stay At Home If You Are Sick Act.aspxETFO calls on all MPPs to support MPP Peggy Sattler’s Stay At Home If You Are Sick ActThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is urging all Members of Provincial Parliament to support Bill 239, Stay At Home If You Are Sick Act.
Postponing March Break not in best interest of students, teachers, education workers, and families, education unions say2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-11T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Postponing March Break not in best interest of students, teachers, education workers, and families, education unions say.aspxPostponing March Break not in best interest of students, teachers, education workers, and families, education unions sayThe Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and...
ETFO, TDSB take action to address spike in anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 pandemic by creating resource for educators2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-09T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO, TDSB take action to address spike in anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 pandemic by creating resource for educators.aspxETFO, TDSB take action to address spike in anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 pandemic by creating resource for educatorsElementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have partnered to develop Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators, a resource to empower educators to take action against anti-Asian racism.
New research strongly supports Ontario’s current, universally accessible Full-Day Kindergarten model2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-04T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/New research strongly supports Ontario’s current, universally accessible Full-Day Kindergarten model.aspxNew research strongly supports Ontario’s current, universally accessible Full-Day Kindergarten modelToday, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) released a new research report, Ontario’s Kindergarten Program: A Success Story – How We All Benefit from Quality Public Full-Day Kindergarten.
Government must fund and implement necessary safety measures to avoid future school closures2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-02-03T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Government must fund and implement necessary safety measures to avoid future school closures.aspxGovernment must fund and implement necessary safety measures to avoid future school closuresThe Ford government’s plan to reopen schools in Ontario without adequate layers of protection in place risks future closures and a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Statement from ETFO President Sam Hammond on retaining scientific experts2020 - 20212021-01-26T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Statement from ETFO President Sam Hammond.aspxStatement from ETFO President Sam Hammond on retaining scientific expertsIt’s beyond concerning to see attacks like this on experts who are bringing critical attention to the importance of safeguarding the health and well-being of students, education workers, and the community, by extension.
Ford government ignored its own experts to save money, placing students, educators at risk2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-01-21T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford government ignored its own experts to save money, placing students, educators at risk.aspxFord government ignored its own experts to save money, placing students, educators at riskToday’s Toronto Star article clearly exposes the repeated failures of the Ford government to keep Ontario’s students, educators and education workers safe.
ETFO urges government to provide immediate, emergency funding for increased safety measures to support special education programs, school reopening2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-01-19T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO urges government to provide funding for increased safety measure.aspxETFO urges government to provide immediate, emergency funding for increased safety measures to support special education programs, school reopeningDespite the increased risk of transmission highlighted by the government’s own health experts, the government has yet to implement additional protections for students, educators and other staff currently working in schools.
Ford government’s failure to contain COVID-19 results in need to extend remote learning2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-01-07T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford government’s failure to contain COVID-19 results in need to extend remote learning.aspxFord government’s failure to contain COVID-19 results in need to extend remote learningAs a result of the Ford government’s failure to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario, we are at the height of a pandemic that has surged out of control.
ETFO calls on Public Health Units to reconsider return of all elementary students to in-class learning next week 2.000000000000002020 - 20212021-01-06T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO calls on Public Health Units to reconsider return of all elementary students to in-class learning next week.aspxETFO calls on Public Health Units to reconsider return of all elementary students to in-class learning next week Given that the government has failed in their responsibility to protect Ontarians, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is calling upon Medical Officers of Health, in public health units across Ontario, to do what they ...
Plans to reopen schools during province-wide lockdown fail to protect elementary students and educators3.000000000000002020 - 20212020-12-21T05:00:00Zhttps://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Plans to reopen schools during province-wide lockdown fail to protect elementary students and educators.aspxPlans to reopen schools during province-wide lockdown fail to protect elementary students and educatorsToday’s province-wide lockdown and school reopening announcement makes it clear that elementary students, educators and their families continue to be overlooked and put at unnecessary risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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