OPSBA Changes its Mind about Random Testing

The time, effort and money spent on the EQAO testing as long been decried as a meaningless waste by ETFO and other education stakeholders. Regular assessment by classroom teachers gives a more accurate idea of how well students are progressing and allows the teachers to exercise their professional judgement as to the best way to teach[…]

ETFO, other education unions win major victory with Charter challenge to Bill 115

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and other education unions have won a major court victory at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today. The court found that the Ontario government’s Bill 115 imposed in the fall of 2012 was a violation of the collective bargaining rights of education unions. In his decision, Justice[…]


President – Mike Lumb mikelumb2@gmail.com 1st Vice President – Debi Wells debiwells@gmail.com 2nd Vice President -Jane Roberts   jane.yafreak@gmail.com Secretary – April Elliott  april.k.elliott@gmail.com Treasurer – Dave McLatchie  dave.mclatchie@gmail.com Committee Chairs Occupational Health and Safety – Paul Olmsted  paul.olmstead@gmail.com Equity and Social Justice – Karen Spanton  karen.spanton@gmail.com Professional Development – Margaret Chung  magschung@hotmail.com Status of Women – Aileen[…]