Join Us for Federation Day 2023

ETT members, Friday December 8, 2023, is our Federation Day. This year’s theme is, We Make The Future: Fighting for the Schools Our Students Deserve.

We are very excited to come together this year. As you know, your union has won this day in our collective agreement as a time when teachers are released to attend ETT-organized professional development activities. Now more than ever it is especially important to come together.

Federation Day is organized in an A.M. and P.M. format. This year, we will have the ability to come together either in-person at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto or participate virtually via the Whova platform.

This year during the A.M. session (in-person and live-streamed), we are excited to welcome Jesse Wente, broadcaster, Indigenous advocate and pop culture philosopher, as our Keynote Speaker.

Jesse Wente - Federation Day 2023

The morning program will also feature remarks from Randy Robinson, Director of the Ontario office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Randy’s background includes research and writing on public services and public finance, labour markets and precarious work, and economic thought.

Randy Robinson banner

There will be a wide variety of workshops for Members to attend—from Confronting and Preventing Hate in Canadian Schools to Creating Affirming Spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ Students.

Space is limited, so make sure to claim your seat as early as possible.


Register now for Federation Day 2023

Federation Day registration for a.m. and p.m. in-person sessions closes on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Federation Day registration for a.m. and p.m. online sessions closes on Friday, December 8, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

Morning session

The morning session, including keynote speakers and performers, will be from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (in-person and live-streamed)


All afternoon workshops will take place from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Please click on a workshop below to explore the session and facilitator details.

Workshop registration will proceed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register immediately in order to secure your afternoon workshop preference. Workshops will fill up quickly.

Your afternoon workshop selection will be confirmed by email prior to December 8.

List of workshops and facilitator bios

  1. Student Podcasts (in-person)
  2. Wellness & Mental Health Supported by Technology (in-person)
  3. Pension Workshop (in-person)
  4. Art as Healing (in-person)
  5. The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Antiracist Books (in-person)
  6. Standing Up, Standing Strong for Your CA (in-person)
  7. Teacher Performance Appraisal: Be Prepared! (in-person)
  8. Decolonizing Math Education (in-person)
  9. Steward Training (in-person)
  10. Keeping Students Safe from Homophobia & Transphobia (in-person)
  11. Health and Safety (in-person)
  12. Elementary Teachers Acting for Social Justice (in-person)
  13. Assessment IS Learning! Unpacking Growing Success (virtual)
  14. I Am A New Teacher! Now What?! (in-person)
  15. Blanket Exercise (virtual)
  16. The Wonders of Brightspace Portfolio (virtual)
  17. Exploring & Navigating the New Language Curriculum (virtual)
  18. Navigating Your Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA) (virtual)
  19. Creating Affirming Spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ (virtual)
  20. Foundational Literacy With A Trauma-Informed Lens (virtual)
  21. Magnifying Media in the New Language Curriculum (virtual)
  22. Eating Stories and Telling Food (virtual)
  23. Confronting Hate in Canadian Schools (virtual)
  24. Unpacking Learning Experiences in the Revised Language Curriculum (virtual)
  25. Imposter Syndrome and Applying Mindfulness (virtual)
  26. Supporting ELLs in the Homeroom Classroom (via Zoom)
  27. Why Should Your Students Be the Only Ones Who Play? (in-person, off-site)
  28. Financial Empowerment: Control of Your Finances (virtual)
  29. Creating Safe and Inclusive Classrooms in 2024+ (virtual)
  30. The Power of Read Alouds (in-person, off-site)
  31. Intentional Play Using CRRP with a Literacy Focus (in-person, off-site)
  32. Story Drama in the Elementary Classroom (in-person, off-site)
  33. Building a Thinking Classroom in Elementary (in-person, off-site)
  34. Strategies for Student Independence in Problem Solving (in-person, off-site)
  35. Eric Carle Art for Grades 3 and 4 (in-person, off-site)
  36. Empowering Students via Self-Advocacy & Leadership (K-8) (in-person, off-site)
  37. Early Literacy Based on the Revised Language Curriculum (in-person, off-site)
  38. Financial Literacy Resources for Teachers and Students (location TBD)
  39. Connecting Threads (in-person, off-site)


Click to register for Federation Day 2023 via Whova

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