From August 14-17, 2017, more than 600 ETFO members from across the province took part in our Union’s Annual Meeting. Our Local sent a group of 24 delegates and alternates as representatives for the 2700 + teachers in here in Durham.
At the Annual meeting, delegates debate motions related to our policies and our constitution, establish priorities, and approve our budget for the upcoming year. Delegates also receive reports from officers, and ETFO awards are presented.
In addition, this year was an election year, so delegates elected a new Provincial Executive to hold office from 2017-2019.
The annual meeting is the democratic foundation of our Union and is integral to ensuring that the grassroots voices of our members are heard. We thank all delegates and alternates from Durham and across the province for participating in this crucial democratic process.
We would like to congratulate Katie Tremblay-Beaton for winning the ETFO Curriculum Development – Women’s Program award for her teacher resource “Experimental Practices Through Music Inquiry,” which forges a deeper understanding of how students can understand and learn music.
Every two years, delegates at the Annual Meeting elect a Provincial Executive to serve a two year term.
This year, ETFO Durham is extremely proud to congratulate David Mastin, Durham Local President, on his re-election to ETFO Executive, and Mary Fowler, Durham Local First Vice-President, on her election to ETFO Executive. Both have been tireless advocates for our teachers in Durham and will bring their dedication and passion to the Provincial Executive.
We would like to congratulate all elected members of the Provincial Executive, as well as thank all candidates who put their names forward.
Motions and Reports
Delegates debated and voted on a variety of motions throughout the week. These motions establish policies for our Union, make changes to our constitution, and set priorities for the upcoming year. Delegates also receive reports from officers and standing committees.