Media Advisory - 2014 Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Annual Meeting

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Over 800 public elementary school teachers and other education professionals will attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Toronto from August 11-14 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. They will set policies and directions for the coming year during the Federation's annual democratic forum.

ETFO President Sam Hammond will open the proceedings on Monday afternoon. That evening, delegates will also hear from Hassan Yussuff, newly elected president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Premier Kathleen Wynne, accompanied by Education Minister Liz Sandals, will speak to members on Wednesday, with Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath scheduled for Tuesday. This year's social justice speaker is Diane Redsky, Project Director of the Canadian Women's Foundation's Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.

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 11-14, 2014    

Reporters are welcome to attend sessions. Media credentials are available at the ETFO Media Centre (Queens Quay 1).  For meeting hours, daily agenda and resolutions, see www.annualmeeting.ca and click on the documents tab. Regular updates will be posted to our blog located at that website, on Twitter @ETFOnews, @ETFOmedia and #ETFOam, and Facebook (ETFOprovincialoffice).

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Mon., Aug. 11    

4:20 p.m.


Welcoming Address by Sam Hammond, ETFO President


Following his address, Hammond will be available to speak to the media.




8:00 p.m.


Address by Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress



Tues., Aug. 12    

10:45 a.m.


Address by Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario New Democratic Party



Wed. Aug .13        

9:00 a.m.


Address by Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario




2:00 p.m.


Social justice speaker: Diane Redsky, Canadian Women's Foundation

SOURCE Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

For further information: Valerie Dugale: (416) 948-0195 (cell); vdugale@etfo.org, ETFO Media Centre: (416) 957-7166