Media Advisory for June 20, 2023

Ford sits on $22 billion while TDSB debates cuts to schools due to provincial underfunding

Parents, education workers and teachers say no more cuts: Fund the schools our students deserve

June 19, 2023 (TORONTO, ON)The Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) and the Toronto Education Worker/Local 4400 of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4400) will co-host a press conference along with parents on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, to address the underfunding and looming cuts to our schools, ahead of the TDSB Budget vote on June 22, 2023.

WHEN:      Tuesday, June 20, 2023

WHERE:     TDSB Head Office, 5050 Yonge St., North York, ON M2N 5N8 Get directions »

TIME:         4:30 p.m.


  • Helen Victoros, President, ETT
  • John Weatherup, President, CUPE 4400
  • Habiba Aden, CUPE 4400
  • Alexandra Gonzalez Jimenez, Parent, Dovercourt Public School
  • Laura Kirby McIntosh, Ontario Autism Coalition



Members of the public can view the press conference here. A recording will be posted to the ETT YouTube site following the event.


For more information or to request an accommodation, please contact Ronda Allan, Communications, Research and External Relations Manager at 416-571-1314 or


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).


Toronto Education Workers/Local 4400 is made up of approximately 12,000 Education Workers who primarily work within the Toronto District School Board; Childcare Workers from various Childcare Centres and Caretakers from Viamonde French Board. CUPE 4400 YouTube


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