About Us

Welcome to the Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local.  With over 7000 members, we are the second largest teacher local in Canada.  As a Local, our primary goal is to provide quality service to all Public Elementary teachers in Peel and we offer a wide range of supports and services to members.  Whether we are assisting members applying for Leaves, working through difficulties and accusations, supporting professional growth by offering workshops and Professional Learning funding, or supporting members with workplace and contractual issues, the Local is committed to ensuring that members’ rights are protected and needs are addressed.

The Local Executive is made up of the nine released Executive Officers including the President and eight Vice-Presidents (one of whom is the Lead Negotiator). In addition, the Secretary-Treasurer (non-voting) is also released.  There are also are nine non-released Executive Members, including two Members at Large, and seven Committee Chairs. 

The Committee Chairs are responsible for ensuring that the PETL Committees provide a wide variety of workshops, events and services to the membership.  Committees are great places for members to get involved with the Local working on issues important to them.  Find out which committee is right for you, click here to learn more about committees!

Strategic Plan

The Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local is a local of the Elementary Teachers’Federation of Ontario which ensures the accountability of the Peel District School Board, to students, staff and comunit. This strategic plan ensures PETL remains acccountable and transparent to its members.


The Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local will be central to the dismanting of racism and other forms of oppression and the promotion and defence of public education and workers’ rights.


The Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local promotes worker rights, improvement to working and learning conditions, public education and social justice while it works to disrupt systemic oppresion and discrimination within the PDSB, the union and the broader community.

Strategic Goals

  • Capacity
  • Communication
  • Engagement
  • Representation
  • Systemic Impact