Spring AGM – You’re Invited!

Meet your Local Executive and join your colleagues for a complimentary buffet breakfast consisting of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, redskin roasties, and pastries. Everyone who attends will receive a special door prize valued at approx. $50 and there will also be a number of other prizes to win!

As per our constitution, please submit any proposed constitutional amendments to ac.lt1713709426oa@se1713709426rp1713709426 by end-of-day on April 25.

Mileage & Accommodation Reimbursements
Members traveling from out-of-town whose home postal code does not begin with P6A, P6B, or P6C will be provided with a round-trip mileage reimbursement of 25 cents/km.  Additionally, members traveling in excess of 150 km to reach Sault Ste Marie will be eligible for up to a $100 reimbursement toward overnight accommodation costs on Friday, May 24.

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Intent to Remain Forms

Intent to Remain Forms must be completed and submitted via the Employee Portal no later than May 31.

The Board will remove anyone who has not completed this annual requirement from the Occasional Teacher Roster.

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ETFO Scholarships and Bursaries Program

The ETFO Scholarship and Bursaries Program offers financial incentives to:

  • members and non-members entering faculties of education;
  • members studying at the graduate level; and,
  • members upgrading their qualifications at publicly funded universities/institutions in Ontario.

This includes bursaries for members of designated groups, including Black and Indigenous educators, and bursaries for children of ETFO members.

The application window for ETFO Scholarships and Bursaries is open. The deadline to apply is April 30.

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Members’ Rights Regarding EQAO Withdrawal

It is ETFO’s position that EQAO be eliminated. ETFO believes that ongoing daily assessment by teachers is far more meaningful and effective for students and parents.

All students in publicly funded schools are legally required to write the provincial tests unless formally exempted. In Ontario, there is no legal way to withdraw students from EQAO.

Parents can request that their child not participate in any part of the EQAO testing. More information can be found here.

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