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May 142024

Retirement Workshops

Registration is still open for the retirement workshops in June. Both workshops are from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm To learn more about your pension and options when retiring please use the link below to register. It is never too early or too late to learn more about this important asset.

June 5 – Museum of Northern History in Kirkland Lake

June 6 – Cedar Meadows in Timmins


Walk Across the Local

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May 142024
Our “Walk Across The Local” member engagement campaign for this month is being well received!
So far our members have collectively walked 215.87kms! A big shoutout goes to Tammy Dumais for contributing over 92kms herself so far! We’d also like to thanks Tammy and Chantal Perrier for sending us these great pics taken on their treks across our local!
Keep up the great walking everyone!
This week we did a draw for the first 1.5 weeks of the challenge! Don’t forget! For every entry of kms walked you submit to our form (see link below) and picture you send us, you get an entry into the weekly prize!
Our winner for week 1.5 is….Tammy Dumais! Congratulations Tammy! We will touch base with you to choose your prize soon!
See the poster included in this post for more details!

2024 Annual Meeting and Dinner

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May 142024

Our Local Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 22

There are still spots available if you would like to register for our Local Annual Meeting on May 22 in Kirkland Lake at the Museum of Northern History.

We will elect the treasurer and local secretary as well as our delegate and alternates to attend the provincial Annual Meeting in August. Nomination forms are attached for these positions with a deadline of May 15 to return them. However, nominations are also accepted from the floor of the meeting.

Please use this link to register:

Mental Health & Wellness Tips

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Feb 012021

ETFO Provincial’s PRS department has put together information that you may find useful in keeping your mental health and wellness in peak form. Click here to take a look.

ETFO Statement on Anti-Black Racism

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Jun 012020

Download this statement

June  1, 2020

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario stands in solidarity with communities in Canada and the United States protesting the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and the suspicious death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto when police were called to her home for assistance. ETFO recognizes the multiple and systemic ways that anti-Black racism is reproduced and enacted every day including through targeted policing, in our public education system, health care system and in  many other institutions.

ETFO is deeply concerned about the ongoing systemic and individual forms of anti-Black racism in our communities and beyond.

It is a fatal destructive force in our society and local communities, affecting students, adults and families here in Ontario. While individual acts of anti-Black racism occur daily, systemic anti-Black racism within institutions oppresses entire Black populations on an ongoing basis. 

Education systems are not immune. In the past two years, several school boards have come under intense scrutiny for allowing and perpetrating anti-Black racism in their practices. We need to hold school boards, and the provincial government, accountable to existing anti-Black racism policies and push for more such policies to be introduced.

ETFO is committed to working with its educators to stop anti-Black racism and teach ways to unlearn it. From our ground-breaking workshops on white privilege introduced several years ago to our continuing professional resources in response to the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, ETFO has called its members to action to fight anti-Black racism.

As a union dedicated to equity and social justice, our goal is to empower educators with the tools and resources they need to make schools and classrooms welcoming and inclusive. Addressing and challenging anti-Black racism and supporting Black students and others demands our dedicated efforts if we are to help shape a society where the human rights of every individual are respected.

ETFO extends its deepest condolences to the families of Regis Korchinski-Paquet and George Floyd and those of others who have felt the impact of police violence and anti-Black racism.

Solidarity on the Picket Line

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Feb 122020

Timmins Cochrane Smooth Rock Falls Timmins  <–New Liskeard –>  Timmins


Thank you for standing united in opposition to the Ford government’s approach to education!

Collective Bargaining Information Meetings

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Oct 102019

On October 2nd and 3rd, Donna Howey of Collective Bargaining Services, Evelyn McGrogan of Professional Relations Services, and Monica Rusnak, former Local O.N.E. President and current ETFO Provincial Vice President, joined our Local leaders to meet with Local O.N.E. members, to inform them of the status of collective bargaining . Meetings were held in Kapuskasing, Cochrane, Kirkland Lake, Timmins, and New Liskeard.

World Teacher Appreciation Day October 5, 2019

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Oct 092019

Andrew and Julianne Wray brought their girls, Muriel and Anna for a swim and had a great time.

Michael Harmanmaa and his kids Lilah and Thatcher enjoyed the pool immensely.  Local executive member Kerri Macdonald, and her sister Heather MacDonald, brought their niece, Abby and Heather’s daughter, Hadleigh, to the pool for a swim and some yummy snacks afterwards.


ETFO Supports Take Back The Night

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Nov 122018