ETFO's Summer Academy 2019
is here and registration is now open - Courses will fill up very quickly!
This year the ETFO Provincial workshops include over 45 practical courses across the province, facilitated by dynamic Teacher presenters. Courses are planned to meet our professional needs.
The selection includes topics such as literacy, mathematics, engaging the learner, kindergarten, technology, well-being and a variety of other learning areas.
For more information about these July and August opportunities, check out the
ETFO2019 Summer Academy website
May 31st is the deadline to send in your request for our $50 Book Rebate program.
Some members have emailed or faxed their documents to the office prior to mailing their originals so their paperwork will be in by the deadline. Don't forget the purchase for the book(s) claimed, needs to be dated within the previous 60 days.
Application Forms are found on the etfotvot website under "Useful Forms and Documents" in Member Services. Don't miss out on this opportunity before our books close for the year!
TVARRIS JOB-SHOPPING - It's Back!
Once again, the TVARRIS system allows job-shopping, both online and by phone.
For Phone access: call 1-888-209-3162 and follow the prompts
For Online access: log into TVARRIS, go to the "Available Jobs" tab then enter your date range. Click on "Details" to review the job, then decide whether you wish to "Accept" or "Decline" the position.
As always, the job is only assured as yours if you have the Job Number.
Please contact your OT Office if there are any difficulties.
Nobody Voted for This!
June 7th marks the first anniversary of the Ford government's cuts to public services. Funding to all sectors, including education and health care has diminished and we are all affected, especially our most vulnerable citizens.The Ontario Federation of Labour/OFL has organized a province wide protest June 7th.
In our region, a bus from the OPSEU Regional Office at 1092 Dearness Drive, will leave at 3:30 to take participants to MPP Jeff Yurek's office, 750 Talbot Street in St. Thomas. That protest runs from 4 PM - 6 PM. Your spot on the bus can be reserved at https://www.oflevents.ca/london_june_7_day_of_action_to_resist_ford_cuts
For those from the Woodstock area who are not working June 7th, protests will gather from 9 AM to 10:30 AM in front of MPP Ernie Hardeman's office at 12 Perry Street.
These government actions must stop before they destroy the Ontario we all cherish. Let's be part of the noise that draws their attention!
Everyone Belongs Survey
The Thames Valley District School Board has developed a survey to collect the demographics of their employees in accordance with the Ministry of Education's Equity Action Plan.
Your TVOT Local encourages all members to take a few minutes to complete this brief online questionnaire which will be available until June 28, 2019 at