Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 18, 2005 12:22 ET

Toronto Teacher Honoured By ETFO

ETFO President's Award for Wambui Gaitho Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2005) -
Emily Noble, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), last night presented the ETFO President's Award to Wambui Gaitho, a teacher with the Toronto District School Board. The award was presented at ETFO's annual meeting in Toronto.

The President's Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.

Gaitho is a former local president and has been a member of the provincial Executive. She continues to be active in the federation as a leader of workshops for aspiring women activists.

In presenting the award Noble described Gaitho as a consistent and effective advocate for social justice issues in the federation and a role model for younger members.

"Wambui's contributions to ETFO have been inspirational," Noble said. "Wambui, you have been my mentor on equity issues. You have been a role model for this federation and you continue to play an invaluable role in providing leadership to our members."

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario 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