Ford Government

Standing Up to Ford

Sam Hammond

This government may not care about the long-term consequences of their cuts to public education, but educators are very aware that what we are fighting for today will have an impact on generations of students to come. We take this responsibility very seriously.

Together, We Can Do This

Sharon O’Halloran

With bargaining, public campaigns, government submissions, programs and all of the other work that ETFO does in service to our members, the fall has been an extremely busy time.

From the Editor

Izida Zorde
With the summer women’s issue of Voice, we recognize not only the important contributions of ETFO women members but also the differential impacts of the pandemic and all of the cuts from the Ford Conservative government on women and other marginalized groups.

How Citizens Can Catalyze Change

Sarah Lowes
As Sarah Lowes writes that a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic challenges our governments to think creatively while making decisions based on science and evidence.

True Colours

Federico Carvajal

Federico Carvajal reflects on the Ford government’s flawed plan for school reopening in September.

Continuing to Stand Together

Sam Hammond

As elementary educators in Ontario you have embarked on an unprecedented year, returning to your classrooms after a historic shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advocating for the Health & Safety

Sharon O’Halloran

With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching as I write this in the first days of September, ETFO is ever more mindful of how important it is to get school reopening right and to ensure health and safety of both educators and students.

From the Editor

Izida Zorde

With the fall issue of Voice, we are focussed on the safe reopening of schools and the ways in which we build community, particularly in these challenging times when the inequities that are always present, are laid bare.