Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 17, 2005 15:44 ET

Shelly Jan elected to ETFO Executive

Peel occasional teacher elected to ETFO Executive Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) -
Shazilla (Shelly) Jan, an occasional teacher with the Peel District School Board and president of the ETFO Peel Occasional Teacher Local, was elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) at the federation's annual meeting today.

"ETFO must become a leader in equity, encouraging diversity in all of its programs and activities," Jan told 600 annual meeting delegates. "We all want equity but vary on our methods to achieve it," she said.

"We must be visible and vocal on issues that affect teachers and the profession. We also need to use our resources to promote teachers and the teaching profession," Jan said.

This is Jan's second term as an ETFO Executive member. In addition to serving the Peel Occasional Teacher Local of ETFO as president, she has been chair of the status committee and member of the constitution, collective bargaining, and grievance committees. She is active in her community working with youth and serving as an emergency response volunteer. Jan was a participant in the Governor General's 2004 Canadian Leadership Conference.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents 65,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario and is the largest teacher union in Canada outside of Quebec.
/For further information: Mary Morison, 416-962-3836, Ext. 2337, 416-948-3406 (cell), mmorison@etfo.org
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416-947-4980 (phone), 416-947-4981 (fax)/ IN: EDUCATION

Contact Information

  • Johanna Brand, Communications Officer, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2339
    Secondary Phone: 416-948-2554
    Toll-Free: 888-868-3836
    E-mail: jbrand@etfo.org