Lieutenant Governor David Onley and Grand Chief Stan Beardy to Address ETFO
Annual Meeting

TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will mark the fifth anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Program with an address by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) at the Federation's Annual Meeting this Wednesday.

The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps and the Lieutenant Governor's Club Amick Program improve reading skills, enhance academic results, and increase confidence and social skills among Aboriginal youth in the 29 fly-in First Nation communities in Ontario's far north.  They foster understanding and instil a sense of hope in youth where reading skills are four to five years behind the norm in the rest of the province and a high incidence of suicide occurs by comparison to the national suicide rate.

The Federation, which has been a sponsor of the program since its inception, will make an announcement regarding its continued commitment.


What:    Address by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, at ETFO Annual Meeting
   
Where:   Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto
When:   1:45 p.m. Wednesday August 18, 2010 

Reporters are welcome throughout the three-day meeting. Media credentials are available at the ETFO Media Centre (Sheraton Hall B).  For complete details of meeting hours, daily agenda, and resolutions, please visit  href="http://www.etfo.ca/">www.etfo.ca, and click on the annual meeting link. Daily highlights will be posted at the site.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000 elementary public school teachers and education workers across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

SOURCE Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

For further information: For further information:

Valerie Dugale, (416) 948-0195 (cell); vdugale@etfo.org

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