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Contact Member Records/Fees at the provincial office by sending an email to membersrecords@etfo.org.

  

Application forms and information are posted on the ETFO website on or about December 15 with a deadline for applications of January 15.

  

Application forms and information are posted on the ETFO website on or about January 15 with a deadline for applications of March 1.

 
  

Resolution forms and information are posted on the ETFO website on or about January 15 with a deadline for submission of March 1. 

In accordance with Federation Bylaws, resolutions to the Annual Meeting may be submitted by a local which has passed the motion at a general meeting, by the provincial Executive, by the Representative Council which has passed the motion at a Council meeting, and by a provincial standing committee or special committee of the Annual Meeting. 

  

Elections for members of the provincial Executive take place every other year. During an election year, nomination forms and information are posted on the ETFO website on or about January 15 with a deadline for submission of March 1. 

In accordance with Federation Bylaws, the term for each elected position is two years. Elections for positions on the provincial Executive are currently scheduled for the 2017, 2019 and 2021 Annual Meetings.

  

ETFO provides equity and women’s programs in the context of its fundamental constitutional object:


to foster a climate of social justice in Ontario and continue a leadership role in such areas as anti-poverty, non-violence and equity

and in the spirit of the definition of equity adopted by the ETFO Executive:


ETFO recognizes that we live in a society characterized by individual and systemic discrimination against particular groups. Within this context ETFO defines equity as fairness achieved through proactive measures which result in equality for all.


A comprehensive policy on social justice and equity was adopted by delegates to the 2003 Annual Meeting and ETFO’s Statement on Social Justice and Equity, adopted in 2002, provides more detail on ETFO’s philosophical approach to equity issues.

  

There are three main reasons for this:

a. ETFO’s Constitution, in Article X, provides for programs for women as follows:

SECTION 4 PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN

10.4.1
There shall be guaranteed programs for women.
 
10.4.2
The Federation shall allocate 6% of the annual budget to programs for women only.
 
10.4.3
The budget for the programs for women shall be approved as part of the regular Federation budget process.
 
10.4.4
The programs for women will provide direct services to women members.
 
10.4.5
The programs for women will provide funds for partnerships with other organizations.
 
10.4.6
The programs for women will include funding for organizations which advance the status of women and women’s issues.
 
10.4.7
The general secretary, in consultation with the Executive, shall ensure the allocation of staff solely responsible for programs for women.​

b. women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions within ETFO, and within our society; and
 
c. to provide an environment where women members can organize and work together on issues of concern to women within ETFO and in the wider community.

  

Each ETFO local has a process to select delegates to ETFO’s Annual Meeting, held every year in August, in Toronto.  Please contact your local office.

  

Members can apply to become members of standing committees by completing the online form and submitting it.

Members will be appointed to standing committees by the ETFO Executive for a two-year term. Members may serve up to two consecutive terms on a committee, if reappointed.

Upon completion of two consecutive terms on any standing committee, a break in service of at least one year is required prior to appointment to any standing committee.