Events / ETFO 2020 Annual Meeting: Delegate Elections

ETFO 2020 Annual Meeting: Delegate Elections

August 17 - 20, 2020

Sheraton Toronto

Registration for this event is now closed.

What is the ETFO Annual Meeting?

The ETFO 2020 Annual Meeting, held this year at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel from August 17-20, 2020, is an important exercise in grass-roots democracy within our union. All locals affiliated with ETFO send voting Delegates to this provincial meeting.

How are ETT Delegates chosen? How can I become a Delegate?

This year, ETT has been allotted 88 Delegate positions and 15 Alternate positions. Any Active ETT Member in good standing—a full-time or part-time TDSB elementary teacher (including teachers on leaves)—may self-nominate for election to the position of Delegate following the process outlined in the ETT Constitution.

As per Article 9.1.2 of the ETT Constitution, delegates will be announced at the ETT General Meeting on February 18, 2020.

Please note: All Delegates and Alternates must be present during all business sessions. Failure to attend may result in removal from the delegation for the duration of the Annual Meeting.

Nomination Categories

Members must self-nominate according to the following categories.

  • Executive Officer
  • Regional Organizer
  • New Teacher (teacher for five years or less)
  • Involved Member (Union Steward, Alternate Union Steward, ETT Committee Member and/or Representative, or ETFO Committee Member and/or Representative)
  • Active Member (not currently serving in other roles within the Federation; currently employed by the TDSB as an elementary teacher)

Please be advised that Executive Officers, Regional Organizers, and up to ten nominees from the New Teacher category have priority status and automatically serve as Delegates to the Annual Meeting.

All other nominees should select from the categories of either Involved Member or Active Member.

ETT incurs the hotel costs for Delegates and Alternates. Each hotel room will be occupied by two Delegates. ETFO provides on-site childcare during the Annual Meeting sessions.

What do Delegates do?

  • Attend training meetings (spring date TBD)
  • Discuss and vote on the priorities of the organization.
  • Approve the ETFO budget and fees.
  • Amend the ETFO Constitution.
  • Fulfill a variety of other responsibilities necessary to the operation of ETFO.
  • Meet colleagues and have fun! Each of the three nights will feature a variety of activities for members to partake.

Please complete the online nomination form by no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Registrants that have properly completed and submitted the online registration form will receive an email confirmation at the address provided.

Contact Information

Jennifer Brown

Executive Liaison, Governance Committee

416-393-9930 x231

Jamie Thom

Executive Liaison, Governance Committee

416-393-9930 ext. 249

Sheraton Toronto

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Directions by TTC

The closest TTC station is Osgoode Station. Exit the station and walk one block east along Queen Street West. The Sheraton Toronto is on the south side of Queen Street West.

Directions by Car

The Sheraton Toronto is located on Queen Street West, just east of University Avenue. Parking is available at nearby pay parking lots.