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
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.
Address by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of
Ontario, and Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, at ETFO
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West,
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
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