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  • New home for ETFO-YR!
    • We are pleased to announce that ETFO-YR has purchased land in the Wellington & Leslie area of Aurora, where we will be constructing a new office.
    • Construction is slated for completion prior to the next winter break.
    • We will post regular updates/photos once construction begins.
    • Please click here to see the concept drawings for the new ETFO-YR office.


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ETFO has launched a new website for ETFO Members Sharing in Assessment

ETFO has another new website to support Junior/Intermediate teachers in bringing
play-based learning to Grades 4-8

  • The website includes lessons by grade, curriculum and types of learning, as well as resources
  • Check it out at http://etfolearn.ca

More Opportunities for Members


The Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), is providing a subsidy of up to $450 to teachers who successfully complete additional qualifications courses in Mathematics or Technology.

This subsidy applies to courses successfully completed on or after February 1, 2016.

If you registered for an AQ/ABQ course on or after May 1, 2015 or completed a course prior to  February 1, 2016, you should be subsidized through application to your school board.

The subsidized mathematics courses are

  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 1
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 2
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Specialist
  • Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8
  • Mathematics, Intermediate/Senior (ABQ)
  • Mathematics, Honours Specialist
  • Any undergraduate mathematics course that is prerequisite to the AQ/ABQ courses listed above

The subsidized technology courses are

  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist
  • Teaching and Learning through e-Learning

Click here for more information on the programs and subsidies.


  • OTF has developed the “Teachers’ Gateway to Special Education” website at  www.teachspeced.ca.  The Special Education Gateway is a collection of resources and strategies for elementary and secondary teachers of special education students and also provides searchable web-based resources.


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