ETFO Calls to Action
September 10, 2019
A new study on violence in Ontario public elementary schools confirms that violence against educators is taking a huge toll and is in part due to a lack of investment in front-line supports for vulnerable students.
January 15, 2019
In 2019 pre-budget hearings today, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) urged the Ontario government to make investments, not cuts, in public education to better prepare all students for success.
July 10, 2018
With the cancellation of both Ontario’s cap and trade program and a $100 million school repair fund that was to be paid for by the environmental program, the Doug Ford government has made it clear that it favours big business over students and crumbling schools, says the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
January 23, 2018
Seventy per cent of members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) say they have personally experienced violence or have witnessed violence in schools, according to an independent survey conducted for the Federation in November.
September 25, 2017
As southern Ontario temperatures soar, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is renewing calls for the government to address extreme heat and humidity conditions in elementary schools.
August 14, 2017
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today released seven recommendations (PDF | Word) to fix Ontario’s education funding formula that has been shortchanging students for 20 years. The recommendations arise from Shortchanging Ontario’s Students: An Overview and Assessment of Education Funding in Ontario prepared by ETFO and economist Hugh Mackenzie & Associates.
June 21, 2017
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continued to press for action to reduce violent incidents in schools by calling on the government to increase front line supports this September for children with behavioural challenges.
April 5, 2017
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports the Ontario Autism Coalition’s call for the province to step up support for students with autism and special education needs.
ETFO issued a Call to Action to Address Violent Incidents in Schools. The Call to Action makes recommendations to the government for stronger funding and resources for special education; a comprehensive approach to supporting children’s mental health; proactive supports from both Ministries of Education and Labour to assure school board compliance with health and safety legislation; and better health and safety training for superintendents, principals and staff.