Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

September 07, 2005 13:33 ET


Moral and financial support sent to teachers affected by Hurricane Katrina Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is extending its support and sympathy to teachers and students affected by Hurricane Katrina.

ETFO President Emily Noble today sent a message of support to Edward McElroy, president of the American Federation of Teachers. ETFO has also made a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to assist them in their relief work.

"We are eager to do all we can to support our colleagues as they rebuild their lives and their classrooms," Noble said.

She said ETFO members understand that along with parents it is teachers who will work to restore confidence and hope to the thousands of children whose lives have been devastated as a result of the hurricane.

"As refugees from the hurricane settle in other communities teachers will be called upon to open their classrooms to thousands of new children," Noble added. "They will be called upon to share their already scarce resources. We know they will rise to the challenge."

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents 70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario and is the largest teacher union in Canada outside of Quebec.

Contact Information

  • Johanna Brand
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2339
    E-mail: jbrand@etfo.org