Federation Day 2012 Thanks: Public Education is Worth Fighting For!

December 21, 2012

Federation Day 2012 Thanks: Public Education is Worth Fighting For!

The Professional Development Committee would like to thank all members who came out and supported Federation Day! Judy Rebick and the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean both gave moving and inspiring speeches.

As a membership we donated over four Daily Bread Food Bank boxes of non-perishable food items. The support was overwhelming and greatly appreciated by the Daily Bread Food Bank.

As well, our call for unwrapped toys for the Toy Mountain drive was a huge success!  ETT was able to donate the toys live on CTV the evening of December 7. ETT donated over four full shopping carts of toys!

Lastly, our call for personal care items for men and women was also very successful. Over the holiday break we will be donating these items to local men’s and women’s shelters.

ETT members should be very proud of the contributions we’ve made to children and our communities.

In Solidarity,

Sonia Ellis-Seguin
Executive Liaison, Professional Development Committee

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Samba Squad gives a rockin’ kick-off to Federation Day 2012.

ETT President Martin Long greets attendees.

Sonia Ellis-Seguin, ETT Executive Liaison, Professional Development Committee, addresses attendees.

ETFO President Sam Hammond speaks to ETT members.

Keynote speaker Judy Rebick, founding publisher of rabble.ca, former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and former CBC host.

Keynote speaker Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, current UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, and Co-President of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

ETT members applauding the speakers at Federation Day.

The amazing haul from ETT’s toy drive for CTV’s Toy Mountain.


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