Joint Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford: The Ontario Government Must Stop the Misinformation and Provide the Resources to Ensure Student Success Online and a Safe Environment When Schools Reopen

January 7, 2021 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Premier’s Office, Room 281 Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Doug Ford, Early this week, Education Minister Stephen Lecce publicly stated that every educator in the province was provided with professional development to support the delivery of remote, synchronous learning. This […]

ETFO 2021 Annual Meeting Motions To Be Debated at ETT General Meeting

The attached document contains motions that will be presented at the ETT General Meeting on January 26, 2021 to be discussed and debated by all ETT members in attendance. The motions that are supported will be printed in the ETFO Annual Meeting 2021 Resolution Booklet for all ETFO Annual Meeting delegates to debate in August 2021.

Op-Ed: The Ford Government Must Provide Stability for Students and Families and Fix the Systemic Problems in Our Schools to Safely Address COVID-19

ETT President Jennifer Brown

COVID-19 has revealed the systemic failures undermining our shared, public education system, as caused by years of government inaction, poor decision making, and withholding of funds. When the pandemic struck last year our schools were unprepared, having endured two decades of a broken and outdated funding formula that left most boards, including the Toronto District […]

Advisory: Student Attendance

Earlier this year, ETT filed a grievance against the Board for requiring our members to perform attendance-related duties typically performed by members of another bargaining unit. In a recent communication to staff, the TDSB has directed ETT members to enter student attendance data in Trillium. We have been notified that this request has prompted CUPE […]

ETT Requests that the TDSB Extend the Final Report Card Submission Date

ETT has informed TDSB that it is voluntary to complete and submit sample report card comments before the report card writing date of January 15, 2021. There are glaring inequities regarding the report card timelines between teachers in brick and mortar and virtual schools. It lacks equity, fairness, and respect for the incredible amount of […]

Amendments to the ETT Constitution and Bylaws Process 2020-2021

Changes to the ETT Constitution and Bylaws will be considered at the April 13, 2021 General Meeting. All amendments must be submitted to the Governance Committee. The committee will work with the originators to create wording required for Constitution and Bylaw amendments, where necessary. Schedule Submit Proposed Amendment