Our Union

The Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) is the Toronto-local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). The local—the largest in Canada—acts as the representative body for more than 11,000 elementary teachers (K-8) employed by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

ETT is a membership organization that anticipates and responds to the needs of its diverse membership by:

  • Protecting and defending collective bargaining rights
  • Organizing and engaging members through political action
  • Providing support, professional development, and learning opportunities
  • Advocating on behalf of public education, our members, and the students in their care
  • Providing leadership in areas such as anti-poverty, non-violence, and equity

Our Values & Priorities

The Toronto Local shall be a unified, democratic organization of informed professionals which will anticipate and respond to the needs of its diverse membership, as well as advocate for children and public education.

  • Member engagement and education
  • Political action
  • Community engagement and outreach
  • Strengthen union organization
  • Ongoing communications with the school board/trustees
  1. Wage a comprehensive Local Collective Bargaining campaign around Health and Safety – strengthen our readiness for bargaining support.
  2. Fight for the comprehensive implementation of the Collective Agreement.
  3. Continue to strengthen ETT’s school-based organization
  4. Ramp up the fight to ensure a safe re-opening of schools and against the continuing war on public education – strengthen ties with our allies, especially parents.
  5. With our allies, ETT will turn up the heat on PC MPPs – hold them responsible for cuts and any health risks in schools in their ridings.
  6. Advance the ETFO education agenda Building Better Schools.

Who We Are

We're Organized for Action

ETT members are supported by strong, dedicated group of elected-Executives, Regional Organizers, and Stewards.

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Benefits of ETT

We believe in membership engagement, one member at a time.

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ETT Executives

The ETT Executive serves to provide support to enhance members’ working lives, and protect and defend collective bargaining rights and public education.

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ETT Partners

ETT partners with dozens of organizations in Toronto and across Canada in support of its members, public education, students, workers’ rights, and more.

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