Thames Valley Teacher Wins ETFO Health and Safety Activist Award

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
today honoured London elementary teacher Ruth Ann Morley, for her efforts in
ensuring safe workplaces for educators.
    ETFO President Emily Noble presented the Health and Safety Activist Award
to Morley at the federation's annual meeting in Toronto. The award is granted
each year to recognize a health and safety activist from amongst the ETFO
membership who has worked to ensure safe workplaces for educators.
    Morley was nominated by the Thames Valley Occasional Teacher Local. The
nomination cited "her enthusiasm for all matters relating to worker safety,
her impressive command of the relevant legislation and her passionate
    Noble told delegates that there are few people in Ontario with the
experience that Morley has had with health and safety issues.
    "She has been an advocate for safe workplaces for educators for almost as
long as she has been a teacher. She is a certified instructor and provides
training across the province. She has also developed resources for use within
her board as well as throughout Ontario.
    "Ruth Ann exemplifies the qualities this award was designed to recognize:
tenacity, extensive knowledge, a willingness to share her experience with
others, and she engenders a great deal of respect. ETFO applauds the work of
pioneers like Ruth Ann," said Noble.

    The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents more than
70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Larry Skory, (416) 948-0195 (cell),; Johanna Brand, (416) 948-2554 (cell),; Mary
Morison, (416) 948-3406 (cell),; August 13-16, ETFO Media
Centre, Queens Quay 1, Concourse Level, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto,
Phone: (416) 957-7181, Fax: (416) 957-7180

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