Welcome to the LKETFO
Treasurer - Jennifer McKenzie
Secretary - Shawna-Lee Rivard
Collective Bargaining Chair - Nicole Schultz
EXEC North: Erika Lopes
EXEC South: Jodi Mandeno
Shannon Handsor Evans
The LKETFO Office is closed now and will remain CLOSED from today June 29 to August 30 2021 - If members have an emergency they should direct their calls to ETFO Provincial at 1-888-8383836 and ask for the emergency duty Officer.
Your LKETFO Released Officers and Executive will also be off this summer and checking their emails sporadically and just prior to the ETFO Virtual Annual Meeting August 15-17.
Please have a restful and relaxing summer. Your dedication to students and families has been incredible while we worked throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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If you feel your workplace is unsafe, here are steps you may want to take:
1. Inform your administrator and your H&S site rep. . Keep notes with dates, times and discussion points. At this point your administrator should take steps to resolve your concerns. If they are unable to do so, request that a Potential Incident be completed in Intelex.
2. If the unsafe situation is not resolved and you are being required to work in that situation, you have two courses of action. One, you can file a complaint with the Ministry of Labour, Trades and Skills Development. You can call or file online. https://www.ontario.ca/page/filing-workplace-health-and-safety-complaint. Ministry of Labour 519-336-1200
Or you can inform your administrator that you wish to refuse unsafe work. This is called a work refusal. If you believe a work refusal is appropriate please refer to the following:
At any point you can reach out to the LKETFO office for support. It is important for you to know, while we will support you through the process, the reporting to the MOLTSD and/or a work refusal cannot be done on behalf of the member. These are done by the member.
New Guides to help members Report Injury and Incidents of Violence on the LKETFO Health and Safety link under COMMITTEES
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is committed to:
providing an environment for members that is free from harassment and discrimination at all provincial or local Federation sponsored activities;
fostering the goodwill and trust necessary to protect the rights of all individuals within the organization;
neither tolerating nor condoning behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of individuals or the integrity of relationships; and
promoting mutual respect, understanding and co-operation as the basis of interaction among all members.
Harassment and discrimination on the basis of a prohibited ground are violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code and are illegal. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination, as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code, at provincial or local Federation sponsored activities.