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ETFO: Protection from the Coronavirus and Influenza

This regularly updated page provides guidance about how you can get the right information about public health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic and the issues that arise in your school. Use this as a launching point to know who to contact, and how to get support from your union.

ETFO: Protection from the Coronavirus and Influenza

Food Allergy Canada

In 2005, the Province of Ontario passed Sabrina’s Law. This landmark legislation — the first of its kind in the world — created specific, legally-required steps to help keep children at risk for anaphylaxis safe at school. Visit the website to download free resources for the classroom, including posters, tip sheets and more.

Food Allergy Canada

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

Racial Bias in Classroom

This is just a quick, informative, non-threatening article that may offers some OTs a window of perspective when teaching racialized students.

Racial Bias in Classroom

Food Allergy Canada

Resources for educators to make schools more inclusive and safe for students with food allergies.

Food Allergy Canada

EpiPen

This website offers all the information you need about anaphylaxis and the use of EpiPens. Very useful information for teachers in case of an emergency.

EpiPen

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This article offers meaningful, practical and helpful tips to creating and ensuring that your students, other professionals and yourself feel welcomed, valued and safe in the classroom.

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

This site offers great information about the necessity of a scent free environment and the effects that scent may have on individuals with scent sensitivities. It provides ways to address the issue in the workplace, how to draft policies and research to support an argument for scent free places.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario

A document for educators to help address issues of student behavior through instruction and interventions that help maintain safe and caring school environments.

Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario

Safe and Accepting Schools

A number of resources and supports developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education related to Safe and Accepting Schools policies.

Safe and Accepting Schools