Please join us for the 2016 Fall General Meeting.  We will be recognizing long service award recipients as well as approving the 2016/2017 budget.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

fallThursday October 27, 2016

Schwaben Club

1668 King Street East, Kitchener

Refreshments: 4:15pm

Long Service Awards Presentation: 4:45pm

The business portion of the meeting will begin immediately following the Long Service Awards Presentation.

The attached motions will be debated and voted on by the membership

Please register by clicking: http://wrotlfallmeeting2016.eventbrite.ca


Interview Offer Process – Telephone or E-mail

Future LTO and Contract postings will include a notice that members may be contacted by e-mail or telephone when being offered an interview opportunity. There must be a hiringreasonable amount of time permitted in order for the member to reply to the e-mail or phone message in order to accept or decline the interview opportunity.

Below is a reminder of the current interview language from our collective agreement:

Occasional Teacher interviews may occur during the school day, on weekends and holidays only with the mutual consent of the Occasional Teacher and Principal.  Otherwise, all interviews will occur outside of the school day.  When an interview time is offered outside of the school day, the Occasional Teacher is expected to attend the interview or will be deemed to have been offered an interview and declined.  The Board agrees to consider exceptional Human Rights related and unforeseen emergency circumstances where an Occasional Teacher cannot attend the interview. 

ETFO’s Mentor Coaching Institute for Women: Mentee Program

ETFO’s Mentor Coaching Institute for Women: Mentee Program is a unique two-year opportunity for women to work with a mentor to realize their union leadership aspirations. Mentees accepted into the program will work with a professionally trained ETFO woman mentor to help achieve their potential.

Qualifications to be considered as an Institute mentee:

-Commitment to women’s leadership at ETFO local and/or provincial levels
-Determination to further social justice, equity and union values
-Desire to develop leadership confidence and skills
-Two-year commitment to the Mentee Program

Training sessions:
November 21-22, 2016February 1, 2017May 30, 2017
Continue work with individual mentor: 2017-2018

For more information, view this flyer (PDF), visit the ETFO website or contact Kelly Hayes, extension 2244, khayes@etfo.org, at the provincial office.

united-wayAs part of the WRDSB, you play a dynamic role in the lives of students and families every year. United Way is also working to ensure those students and families are supported and strengthened through a variety of funded initiatives and programs, some taking place right in the school system. Your investment in United Way through the WRDSB campaign directly impacts those students and families you see year to year.

The dollars you raise through your United Way campaign stay here, in our community, and are invested back into programming for children, youth and their families, like mentoring, individual and family counselling, in-school behavioural management, mental health supports, after school programs, and emergency shelter & food hampers.

  • What we know: 17% of students in Waterloo Region never graduate high school
  • How we help: children and youth as part of a 1:1 mentoring program we invest in, vastly impacts education and their mentees’ graduate at a rate that is 20% higher than the national average
  • investing in resources that you may need: 211 (the 411 of social services) call 24/7 and available in over 150 languages,resource to share with parents, students and fellow educators.