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Community Forum

The Elementary Teacher and OT Locals are holding a Community Forum on Public Education on
Wednesday, April 26,
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.,
at the Italian Cultural Centre, 132 S. Algoma St.

Our goal is to increase public engagement in education issues, particularly at the elementary level. We are looking for input, and to build connections with, those who want to improve education provincially and locally.

The forum will consist of 3 panelists to share their perspectives:
Cindy Spackman, elementary teacher,
Diane Walker, CEO Thunder Bay Children’s Centre,
Lawrence Baxter, Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee for LPS.

Following the panelists there will be opportunities for small and large group discussion.
We are hoping this forum will be one way to build support for public education. Please spread the word to your friends, family, and Facebook groups.

More information is available at

Math that Matters

Recently a few of our members attended the ETFO Math that Matters for Occasional Teachers Institute in Toronto. They were exploring various instructional strategies, tools and resources that would benefit long term and daily OTs. This information will be shared at an upcoming local math workshop.
Date: Tues. April 25, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Victoria Park
Dinner will be provided. Please advise of any dietary restrictions.
RSVP to Kristen at by Friday, April 21.

General Meeting

Another meeting…..

The Local General Meeting will be held
Wednesday, March 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
at the LETO office, #5-1112 Russell St.

A light dinner will be served following the meeting.

Please let me know before Friday, March 3 if you plan to attend, and advise of any dietary restrictions.

Important to You

The OT Local is hosting the ETFO workshop Deconstructing Stereotypes of Aboriginal People.
Are you interested in having courageous conversations to address negative attitudes and beliefs of Aboriginal people? This 2 hour workshop will provide an opportunity to explore historical and contemporary Aboriginal realities, the influence and impacts of media, and the role you can play in deconstructing stereotypes.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: LETO Office, #5 – 1112 Russell Street
Presenter: Sheila Maracle, Hamilton-Wentworth ETFO Local
Register by

Dinner will be served. Please advise of any dietary restrictions.

Tentative Extension Agreement:
The Lakehead Teacher and OT Locals will be holding a joint confidential information meeting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Victoria Inn