ETFO responds to Ford government’s sick leave announcement

The Conservatives’ failure to address the COVID-19 pandemic was underscored by today’s temporary paid sick leave announcement. After months spent shirking responsibility, today, the Ford government delivered a hastily developed plan that delivers another half-measure.

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Ford government’s plan to make virtual learning permanent an attack on public education

TORONTO, ON—At 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 learning permanent while undermining Ontario’s public education system.

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ETFO Standing Committees

Consider getting involved with the provincial union by applying to an ETFO Standing Committee.

Serving on a committee will provide you with the opportunity to share your expertise and to have a voice on Federation issues related to provincial policies, positions, programs, and initiatives.

Read this flyer and apply before March 1 at etfo.ca.

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Postponing March Break not in best interest of students, teachers, education workers, and families, education unions say

TORONTO—The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) released the following statement today.

AEFO, ETFO, OECTA, and OSSTF/FEESO strongly oppose the government’s plan to postpone March Break. These are unprecedented times, and this is a much-needed break for students, teachers, education workers, and families who have been under tremendous pressure throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The government’s decision to postpone March Break does not take into consideration the mental health and well- being of those involved.

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ETFO Celebrates 10 Years of Full-Day Kindergarten in Ontario

ETFO has released a new video to celebrate 10 years of Full-Day Kindergarten in Ontario. This is an important milestone for our members and this video recognizes and celebrates this important event.

Ontario’s Kindergarten program was designed by education experts, and it has proven to be a successful learning program, a model for other jurisdictions to follow, and a fundamental piece of our world-class education system.

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Ford government’s failure to contain COVID-19 results in need to extend remote learning

Toronto, ON – As 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. This has resulted in yet another last-minute decision, one that extends remote learning in many areas of the province, and again leaves families and educators scrambling to plan.

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