Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Annual Meeting

Valerie Dugale

Close to 800 public elementary school teachers will attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Toronto from August 12-15 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. They will debate, and set policies and directions for the coming year during the Federation’s annual democratic forum.

ETFO President Sam Hammond will kick-off the Annual Meeting with an address to members on Monday afternoon. This year’s social justice speaker is Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Barb Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress, will unveil a new national campaign underscoring the value of unions to working people and the economy. ETFO represents 76,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

What: ETFO Annual Meeting
Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Metropolitan Ballroom, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto
When: August 12-15, 2013
Mon., Aug. 12   4:20 p.m.
Welcoming Address by Sam Hammond, ETFO President
Following his address, Hammond will be available to speak to the media.
Tues., Aug. 13  10:45 a.m.
Address by Ilona Landsberg-Lewis, Executive Director, Stephen Lewis Foundation
Wed., Aug. 14   10:30 a.m.
Address by Barb Byers, Executive VP, Canadian Labour Congress