2010 Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Annual Meeting

Featured Speakers include Education Minister, Lieutenant Governor, Grand Chief Beardy

TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - More than 500 public elementary school teachers will attend the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in Toronto from August 16-19. They will debate and set policies and directions, and hold elections for the position of First Vice-President and Vice-President (Female) to fill the second year of a two-year term.

The ETFO meeting will feature an address by Ontario Education Minister Leona Dombrowsky, who will speak to delegates on the eve of her government's implementation of the full-day Early Learning Program for Kindergarten. There will also be a special presentation by Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley and Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation about the Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps, now reaching over 2,300 youth in 29 First Nations Communities.

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.

    What:     ETFO Annual Meeting

    Where:    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto

    When:     August 16-19, 2010

Reporters are welcome throughout the 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 www.etfo.ca, and click on the annual meeting link. Daily highlights will be posted at the site.


    Mon., Aug. 16      4:20 p.m.
                       Welcoming Address by Sam Hammond, ETFO President
                       Following his address, Hammond will be available to
                       speak to the media.

    Tues., Aug. 17     10:45 a.m.
                       Address by Hon. Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario Minister of

    Wed. Aug .18       1:45 p.m.
                       Address by Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley, Grand
                       Chief Stan Beardy

    Thurs., Aug. 19    11:00 a.m.
                       Address by Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario New
                       Democratic Party

SOURCE Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Valerie Dugale, (416) 948-0195 (cell), vdugale@etfo.org; Johanna Brand, (416) 948-2554 (cell), jbrand@etfo.org; Mary Morison, (416) 948-3406 (cell), mmorison@etfo.org; August 16-19: ETFO Media Centre, Sheraton Hall B, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Phone: (416) 945-6296, Fax: (416) 945-6298

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