In keeping with its foundations as a transparent and democratic institution, ETT is governed by a member-approved constitution.
ETT members are supported by the:
The video above depicts the history and formation of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), ETT’s parent organization.
The ETT Executive is comprised of 14 elected teacher representatives: three Table Officers and 11 Executive Officers.
The role of the Executive is to provide support to enhance members’ working lives; protect and defend collective bargaining rights and public education; and promote ETT’s governing principles of equity, non-violence, and social justice. Executive members are elected for two-year terms.
Each Executive Officer serves the membership as the lead contact for one or more of the TDSB’s 22 Wards. Executives also serve as liaison to one or more of ETT’s 11 Standing Committees.
Each TDSB Ward is represented by a Regional Organizer (one-year term). Organizers facilitate ETT’s organizing campaign at the school-level and serve as liaisons between the Executive, site stewards, and the membership. They also participate in task forces and help to organize events, such as steward training sessions, and important all-member votes.
Each school/worksite is represented by a union steward who provides a valuable link to support engagement and help keep members apprised of important ETT communications.
ETT supports 11 different Standing Committees that serve to help members and advance ETT’s priorities within the education community and the community-at-large. Committees are comprised of member-volunteers, supported by an Executive liaison. Meeting dates vary according to committee needs.
ETT was constituted in June of 1998. The organization replaced 13 former elementary teacher Locals across Toronto: