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Political Action Committee

  • Chair- Andrea Jackson, ETFO-YR
  • Leslie Sean Bainerman, Beynon Fields PS
  • Maria Nebesny-Kollias, Legacy PS
  • Emily Stapleton, Keswick PS
  • Alifa Somani, Wilclay PS
  • Naglaa Gawad, Keswick PS
  • Pam Beetlestone, ETFO-YR (ex-officio)

June 3 Rally at Queen’s Park- Enough is Enough

Saturday June 3, 2023 12-2pm
Queen’s Park

Bring your sign and your voice and up to 4 guests.

RSVP by May 24, 2023 with this FLYER

Mobilize for June 3 - Province-wide Day of Action

Fed up with the rich getting richer while housing and grocery costs skyrocket and workers and families struggle to get by?


We are, too! Enough is enough. And we’re done waiting for this government to act for affordable housing, increase wages and make corporations pay. That is why on Saturday, June 3, we are joining the Ontario Federation of Labour in a province-wide action. All members are urged to help mobilize and take part in this June 3 demonstration. 

Here is the plan: on Saturday, June 3, come to Queen’s Park from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. or join a protest in your region to show your opposition to the cost-of-living crisis and Ford’s cuts.

Learn about actions and upcoming events here; the site will be updated regularly as regional details are confirmed. 

Download and submit an order for campaign materials here.

Show Your Solidarity With ONA's 60,000 Members

By supporting a better contract for hospital nurses, we can help ensure all Ontarians get the care they need and deserve. That’s why ONA members across the province are taking collective action in their workplaces and communities to support these priorities. Investing in nurses is the best way to improve access to timely, safe, and quality hospital care. It’s time to value nurses and the patients they care for.

To show your solidarity click here.

Labour Action Needed

In 2019, the Ford government imposed a wage cap with Bill 124. Over the last few years, the cap has had a devastating impact on educators and all frontline workers. Although the Court ruled that Bill 124 violated the Charter, Ford plans to appeal it. Once again, the government is set on wasting public dollars to fight workers in court.

It just makes no sense! 

Tell Ford that the only way to safeguard our public services – like public education and health care – is by giving workers the respect they deserve.

Send an email now.

ETFO-YR supports CUPE at the Nov 1, 2022 Emergency Rally at the Ministry of Labour

Labour Day Parade 2022

Meet: Look for the ETFO-YR flag at SECTION 8 (out of 10 sections). We gather at Centre Ave from Armoury Street. We will be following CUPE. ETFO-YR Vice President Andrea Jackson will be there by 9:30 with some wristbands* and t shirts. Please arrive at 9:30 am. New Toronto Courthouse – Google Maps

Route: The Labour Day Parade leaves Queen St. W. at University Ave. at 09:30 AM sharp, heading west on Queen West to Dufferin, then turns south and enters the CNE grounds at Dufferin Gate.

Please email ETFO-YR VP Jackson at  ajackson@etfo-yr.on.ca before Sept 3 if you are planning to participate. Looking forward to seeing you there!

*wristbands are available if the CNE Labour Dispute is settled

Proudly Sponsored by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario York Region the foundation for the Theatre Without Borders program is access: access to the thrilling experience of live theatre. The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHCPA) is committed to bringing the Arts to the community regardless of socio-economic background. The Theatre Without Borders program will ensure that disadvantaged schools and families are given access to the RHCPA.

This year, the program assisted in bringing over 1,200 students to the theatre who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to see a live performance. We are thrilled we could make a difference in the lives of so many, and hope to build upon this success in the coming year. RHCPA will continue to make education and community accessibility a priority.

To apply or for more information, contact the Theatre by phone at 905-787-8471, ext. 228 or email the Education Coordinator

Ashley Van Eysinga
Education Coordinator