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Our students deserve the best! Join Waterloo Region educators as we discuss building better schools! May 16, 7 pm - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kitchener RSVP - www.buildingbetterschools.ca/waterloo ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting ready for next week's Tampon Tuesday! Drop off any feminine hygiene product to our office before 5 PM on Tuesday! All donations will be given to the Waterloo Food Bank and the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank ... See MoreSee Less

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ETFO Waterloo's PA/PR Committee visited CUPE 23 (Cambridge Outside Workers) on the picket lines yesterday!
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Blog
Equity Initiative: Diversity is Our Strength
  Diversity is Our Strength Submitted by Ryan Wettlaufer from Westheights P.S. In February of this year, our GSA was...
Mother’s and Father’s Day
  Written by WRDSB Equity and Inclusion Officer Deepa Ahluwalia Mother’s day and Father’s day are special days on which...
Award Spotlight: Programming Award
Programming Award: Criteria: • nomination package must identify the specific curriculum/specialty area • nominated and supported by an ETFO-WRTL member...
Award Spotlight: Distinguished Teacher Award
Do you know a colleague who has the following qualities? * runs an exemplary program for students and has an...
Brock Foster Memorial Award
Do you have a colleague who is not only an excellent educator but is also involved in community service and...
The Alexander Fleming Award
*The Alexander Fleming Award* was named after Alex Fleming, a former principal in Kitchener, who nurtured and mentored new teachers....
Board Room Highlights – February 13, 2017
BOARD ROOM HIGHLIGHTS February 14, 2017 – Board Meeting The following report is submitted to ETFO members by Jeff Pelich....
Ask Ali: Parent Interviews, Stuck on Vacation, and Staffing
  Dear Ali,  Do I have to meet with all parents after the first term report card goes home? Sincerely, ...
ETFO Waterloo Awards!
  Nominate an exceptional educator! Nomination packages, including nomination form and supporting information is due at the ETFO office no...
Join us at the Annual Meeting!
The 2017 ETFO Annual General Meeting takes place from August 14-17 in Toronto. Our local members are invited to become...
Collaborating for Safety: Violence in the Workplace Series
  This article is the second of an on-going series of posts on “Violence in the Workplace” by Vice President Jeff...
Proposed Local Constitutional Amendments and Proposed Resolutions for the 2017 ETFO Annual Meeting.
We are seeking input from the members of ETFO – Waterloo Region regarding possible amendments to our local Constitution and...
Ask Ali: Slipping through January!
We get a lot of calls to our office about a variety of Health and Safety concerns during the winter...
Building Better Schools Local MPP Visits
On Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21, members of your local Political Action/Public Relations committee met with all four local MPPs...
Happy Holidays from ETFO Waterloo
On Behalf of Amanda, Joanne, Jeff, Ali and myself, have a safe and joyous holiday and a happy New Year....
Ask Ali: Inclement Weather
Dear Ali,  I live in a small community and the roads are not plowed until late into the day. I’m unable...
ETFO Waterloo donates to the community!
Once again this year, ETFO Waterloo has given back to the community through incentive funding from OTIP. This year, the...
Welcome to the new ETFOWR.ca!
In the coming months, ETFO Waterloo will be revamping our online communication strategy with the main goal to move all...
FAQ – Being Absent
FAQ – Being Absent Can I arrange my own occasional teacher when I am absent? No.  There are two issues...
Project Overseas – Applications Open!
  Project Overseas is a program of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) under which educators from across Canada volunteer their...
PA/PR Briefing: September/October 2016
  Canada Post Review – The Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post to ensure Canadians receive...
ETFO Waterloo New Members Reception
On Monday, September 26, your federation hosted an reception for new contract teachers and their school representatives. Over 100 people...
Make It Fair Rally
On Saturday, October 1, activists from ETFO Waterloo and other local unions attending the Rally for Decent Work at Queen’s...