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Latest news, reminders & opportunities from ETFO September 8

Posted: September 8,2017

News Category : ETFO News


The ETFO eNewsletter Vol. 12 No. 1 - September 8, 2017


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New video on reporting violent incidents



ETFO has released a new video outlining reporting procedures for violence in schools and describing the important role that ETFO members play to ensure that workplace violence incidents get reported. Please take a few minutes to check it out:

Play the video



For more information about ETFO's multi-year strategy for dealing with workplace violence, please visit





Project Overseas 2018 Applications


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ETFO is seeking applicants for Project Overseas 2018. Applications are due October 31st, 2017.  


ETFO, in partnership with the Canadian Teachers' Federation, sponsors 14 teachers each summer to present professional learning to educators around the world. For more information please visit the ETFO website.





LGBTQ Education Timeline - booklet cover

LGBTQ Education Timeline

The LGBTQ Education Timeline poster and booklet is a new ETFO resource created in partnership with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). To view the resource, please visit the ETFO website.


For more information, contact Adam Peer at





Updated: ETFO AQ Website


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ETFO AQ has a fresh, updated website. With new search functions and multiple ways to access information, the site will help you find the right course to meet your professional learning needs.


Registration for the Fall AQ session is open until September 13 at noon. Classes begin on September 18.


Check out to get started. New look, new function, same ETFO AQ edge.





New FNMI Education Resource


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First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Resource: Engaging Learners Through Playincludes engaging activities to create culturally-inclusive learning environments that are reflective of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, diversity and worldviews. Topics covered include: treaties, residential schools, residential schools and reconciliation, and Indigenous agents of change.  


To order this resource please call shopETFO staff at 416-962-3836 ext. 3808 or toll-free at 1-888-838-3836 ext. 3808 or email





Women's CB Conference


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ETFO Women's Collective Bargaining Conference, Part I - October 12, 2017


Are you interested in learning more about collective bargaining, exploring your personal bargaining skills and getting an introduction to collective bargaining and negotiations? This participant-based workshop is designed for women who are interested in learning more about collective bargaining and want to become more involved. Preference will be given to first-time applicants. For more information, please see this flyer.


Members who have already taken Part I will be eligible to register for Part II later in the 2017-18 school year.





School Mental Health ASSIST


Bilingual logo_ School Mental Health Assist

School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST is a provincial implementation support team designed to help Ontario school boards promote student mental health and well-being.

For more information about SMH ASSIST, available resources or to subscribe to their email updates, please visit





Heart and Art Blog


The Heart and Art blog

We have a few new bloggers this year at Deborah Weston, Michelle Fenn, and Arianna Lambert. Here are some posts to start the new school year, and a few from the tail end of last year:






  • ETFO is seeking memberswho are interested in serving on the Awards Standing Committee. If interested, please complete the online application form by October 6, 2017.
  • Annual Meeting 2017took place August 14-17. Visit to learn about the 2017-19 Provincial Executive, the motions passed on behalf of members, the 2016-17 Federation year, and more.
  • Bring Back Betteris a movement to safeguard public services and assets in Ontario such as highways, hospital labs, and hydro. Learn more at
  • ETFO President Sam Hammondwas elected as a Canadian Teachers' Federation Vice-President at the CTF AGM in July. Joining Hammond (left) on the CTF Executive Committee are Francine Leblanc-Lebel (AEFO), Clint Johnston (BCTF), CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar (ATA), Bethany MacLeod (PEITF), James Dinn (NLTA), and Cassie Hallett, CTF Secretary General.

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CTF Executive Committee -
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