A to Z of being an OT → Being an ETFO Member

Teacher Organizations

What’s the relationship between ETFO and other teacher organizations in Ontario? This page gives an overview of this relationship.

Teacher Organizations

Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine

Being an ETFO member connects you to labour organizations in and around Canada. Our Times will help you keep abreast of issues that are of concern to union members across Canada.

Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine

ETFO’s Events Management Portal

The portal is your entry point to ETFO events, including applying to attend the many workshops, symposiums, and union events that Federation offers to all teachers, including OTs.

ETFO’s Events Management Portal

ETFO’s Resource Book for New Members

The Welcome to ETFO resource is for all new members who have recently joined ETFO. It was developed to provide you with helpful information as you begin your teaching career, and to outline the work of your organization as well as the services available to you

ETFO’s Resource Book for New Members

The History of ETFO

This short video titled “It’s Elementary” depicts the history of ETFO and its predecessor organizations: OPSMTF and FWTAO. During the past 130 years, teachers have made great gains in workplace equality, wages, pensions, and working conditions through both political action and collective bargaining.

The History of ETFO

Professional Relations Services (PRS)

This website presents some video clips around member well- being and mental health, taking pregnancy and parental leaves and health and safety.

Professional Relations Services (PRS)

A Member’s Guide to Long Term Disability

This provides information for members and is intended to be a general overview of what’s involved in applying for LTD.

A Member’s Guide to Long-Term Disability

Occasional Teacher AQ course

ETFO makes its AQ offerings a superior learning experience by:

  • having courses developed by educators who understand the realities of today’s classrooms;
  • developing course content that is practical, well-grounded in effective practice, and has an appropriate balance between theory and practice;
  • recognizing the delicate work/life balance of teachers; and
  • reviewing courses regularly and updating them to make certain that the key learning, course activities, and resources remain current.

Our AQ courses are respectful of teacher professional judgement and honour adult learning principles.

Occasional Teacher AQ course

ETFO ID Union Number

Your ETFO ID number is listed on the front of your membership card beneath your name. If you have misplaced your membership card, contact the provincial office at 1-888-838-3836 during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and ask for Member Records/Fees.

Update ETFO Member Information 

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

ETFO’s listing of Occasional Teacher locals provides contact information as well as website links where available. This is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found; answer will vary depending on your local agreement. The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read the agreement and consider the implications. Members are encouraged to contact their local for clarification and/or assistance if they think that their rights are being violated by any party, including other members, administrators, or members of other unions.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement