TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Anna Huston, an educator and life-long
federation activist, was honoured by her colleagues last night when she was
awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario (ETFO) at the federation's Annual Meeting in Toronto.
Honorary Life Memberships, the federation's highest form of recognition,
are given to members who have retired from the education profession and who
have given outstanding service to the federation at the provincial level.
Anna is retiring this year after a 34-year teaching career with the
Scarborough Board of Education and the Durham District School Board. During
that time, she served the federation in a number of areas and became known as
a tireless advocate for members within the local.
From 1998-2000, Anna served as Vice-President and from 2000-2008 as First
Vice-President of the Durham Teacher Local. As well as serving as a released
officer, she was a long standing member of the local Status of Women Committee
and served one term on the local Collective Bargaining Committee.
Anna was also very involved at the provincial level. In addition to being
a delegate to annual meetings for the last 19 years of her career, she was a
member of the Representative Council from 2000-2008 and served on the
Representative Council Steering Committee from 2001-2007. She was also a
member of the provincial task force which reviewed campaign deadlines and was
frequently an enthusiastic participant at rallies and marches.
Anna's fondest memories of her Federation involvement include leading
hundreds of teachers in 'cheers and jeers' at the 2001 rally at the Ontario
College of Teachers, and having a resolution that she initiated pass at the
ETFO Annual Meeting for inclusion in the new Constitution.
"Anna always approached her work with a great deal of passion and a
strong sense of justice," commented ETFO President David Clegg.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 73,000
elementary public school teachers and education workers across the province
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
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