The ETFO eNewsletter Vol. 11 No. 15 - April 20, 2017
Pension News: 2016 Financial Results
Retired people are very happy_
Both the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) have recently announced their 2016 financial results. On each pension plan's website, members can watch a webcast of the meeting where the financial results were shared. Detailed annual reports are also available.
Plan Your Pride Events!

ETFO PRIDE flag
Each year, Pride events are planned in many communities across Ontario. Pride is not just a parade. Many communities offer a variety of activities in which everyone - including ETFO locals, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) committees and social justice clubs - can participate.

Pride is about creating inclusive schoolplaces and communities. It's an opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) people and allies to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and promote social justice and equity.

Watch for the 2017 Ontario Pride Events poster with events planned across the province from May through September, or view it here.
Kindergarten Conference - Huntsville

The ETFO Kindergarten Conference_ Seeing_ Engaging and Empowering the Learner in Kindergarten
The Seeing, Engaging and Empowering the Learner in Kindergarten Conference is being offered exclusively for ETFO members. It will provide opportunities to network with colleagues from across the province, explore effective practices and pedagogy in Kindergarten and enhance teacher and DECE knowledge about content and exemplary practices.
 
The conference will be held at the Deerhurst Conference Centre in Huntsville on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017.
 
To register and to view the conference schedule, visit the ETFO Events Management System. Registration closes on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m.
 
For additional information contact Jane Bennett: jbennett@etfo.org  .
Rights re EQAO Withdrawal

A memo titled Updated Communication to Members about Rights Regarding EQAO Withdrawal and the related Appendix C are now available for your information.

If you are interested in viewing the other two appendices please contact your local president.
  • ETFO now has access to Interac e-Transfer for member expense payments. Enrol now to get reimbursed within 24 hours! For more information, please see the following FAQ document.
  • Complete the 2017 ETFO All Member Survey and win an iPad Mini! An invitation to complete the survey will be arriving in your inbox shortly from survey@etfo.org. Help ETFO refine its programs and services by completing the confidential survey.
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