ETFO PROVINCIAL AWARDS: Nominate Your Colleagues for ETFO Awards by February 1st

Every day, ETFO members make outstanding contributions to curriculum development, the arts, the environment, science and technology, children’s literature, health and safety, LGBTQ realities and humanitarian causes. You can help identify and recognize those achievements by nominating your colleagues for the prestigious Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario awards. Or consider nominating your...self!

ETFO has prepared a delightful one-minute video on the awards program at :…/provi…/pages/awardsandscholarships.aspx

Nominations for ETFO awards are due February 1, 2018. For a list of awards and nomination forms, go to…/AwardsAndScholars…/AwardsPoster2017.pdf

ETFO also offers financial support to members and others for: doctoral and master’s scholarships and bursaries for men and women; bursaries for members of designated groups and Aboriginal education; and bursaries for sons and daughters of ETFO members. Application forms for you to apply for ETFO scholarships and bursaries for yourself are due April 30, 2017. More information will be available after February 1, 2018.

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The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is the professional and protective organization representing 80,000 teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals employed in Ontario's public elementary schools.

SCDECE School Contacts - if you haven't replied to the email requesting information for ETFO, please take a minute and do so. The information requested is important and needed as soon as possible. Thank you!


Math Through Play Webinar on January 22, 2018 from 7-8:30pm.
Registration is now open!

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Enter OTIP’s Taste of Italy contest & you could win an 8-day trip for 2 to Italy valued over $5,500!

Like a creamy gelato or hot espresso, one taste of Italy can linger for a lifetime. Travelling from eternal Rome and up through the hazy hills of Tuscany, you’ll spend eight days sampling the best of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padova, Venice, and Montepulciano.

New ETFO FNMI Workshop

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Happy Holidays from your Local Executive! Enjoy the winter break!

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Please watch your mailbox for the Winter issue of the ETFO Voice magazine. Your 2018 validation sticker is enclosed.

If you are a digital subscriber of the magazine, a sticker will be available through your local president at the end of January.


Digital subscribers on a board approved leave will have a sticker mailed to their home.

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Our December newsletter was sent out today. It is also posted on our website. The code for EI is included in the letter, as well as the dates for the 3 floater days over Winter Break.

On our website,, the red tab that was on the left of the screen now says "Member Login". Please click on that tab to log in to see what is posted on the secure part of the website. If you have not submitted your personal email, please send it to If you did not set up your account through the invitation sent in October, please reset your password.

Today our Local donated these baskets to the Barrie Women and Children’s Shelter.

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Our Local donated these to the Greenhaven Women’s Shelter in Orillia today!

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Last night’s Evening of Remembrance at Barrie’s City Hall

Twenty years ago, on Dec. 6, 1989, 14 young women were killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in what has become known as the Montreal Massacre. Their tragic deaths remind us of the frightening reality that dozens of women die violently every year in this country. This day has been declared a national day of mourning and action.
We realize that the murder of these women was not an isolated act. Along with violence against women in homes, workplaces, and the street, tragedy is yet another manifestation of the devaluing and blaming of women which is embedded in our society and internalized in individuals.
Violence is a chosen response. Society must become more serious about ending violence against women and children. Our institutions must work and achieve equality including equal power between men and women.

Join us tonight at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda from 6pm-7:30pm for an Evening of Remembrance. PLEASE WEAR PURPLE IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN WHO HAVE SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF WOMAN ABUSE.

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Our DECE Login system is currently experiencing issues. Please share the Pregnancy and Parental Leave workshop information with all SCDECE Members.

We will be joining the SCETF Local for a Pregnancy and Parental Leave workshop on December 14, 2017. Please click on to register by December 9, 2017.