Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 17, 2005 15:48 ET

Toronto Teacher Elected to ETFO Executive

Helen Victoros Elected to ETFO Executive Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) -
Helen Victoros, a teacher with the Toronto District School Board and active member of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto, has been elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO). The election took place at ETFO's annual meeting in Toronto.

"I have not been a teacher for very long. I understand at a deeply personal level how important strong collective agreements are. ETFO collective agreements contain language that meets the many diverse needs of our members. And our members are diverse. This is what gives our federation strength," Victoros told the 600 delegates to the meeting.

"I am very proud to be a member of ETFO. ETFO is active in the labour movement and we work to understand the interests all workers have in common. We participate in social justice, equity, and anti-poverty campaigns. We recognize that workers' lives don't end at the entrance to the workplace. We understand that everything that happens in our communities and our world impacts on our teaching and our students' learning," Victoros said.

Victoros has been a teacher for four years. She has taught grades 7 and 8 and currently is a grade 7 and 8 teacher at Runnymede Public School. She has been a participant in ETFO's first Leaders for Tomorrow program.

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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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