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Racialized Members’ Roundtable POSTPONED


HWETL is committed to creating a strong, inclusive, and unified membership where diverse members are represented and respected. To this end, the Local would like to gather feedback and hear experiences from members who self-identify as racialized for the purpose of increasing support and engagement for these historically marginalized people. This roundtable will include discussions and activities in a safe space. Local release provided.

Register HERE

Racialized Members’ Roundtable

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ETFO’s Bargaining Website

Looking for information from ETFO on collective bargaining? Check here:

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365 Days of Black Canadian Curriculum Workshop- January 16, 2019

This practical and timely workshop provides resources and supports for educators to deliver Primary, Junior and Intermediate Curriculum, which outlines the contributions, struggles and lived experiences of Black Canadians. The 365 ETFO Black Canadian Curriculum resource supports the inclusion of Black Canadians into classroom and teaching practice every day of the year. The workshop balances history and research with ongoing reflection,application and collaboration to help educators make intentional, purposeful and positive decisions in the classroom, while inspiring students to succeed.

HWETL details: This workshop will run from 4:30 to 6:00 pm; Light dinner will be available by 4:00 pm. Please let us know if you have allergies or dietary restrictions. To register, click HERE, or call the HWETL office at (905) 318-2771 or email Cindy Gangaram directly. For more information, contact Cindy Gangaram at

365 Workshop Flyer

See the Events Page for more information. Register HERE or by calling HWETL 905-318-2771.

This event is hosted by the HWETL Equity. Environment, and Peace/Political Action Committee.

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Leaders for Tomorrow

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ETFO Workplace Violence Video

ETFO has released a new video on Risk Assessment and Safety Plans. Please take some time to watch.



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HWETL Movie Night

Please call Ursula to register to join us for our HWETL movie night screening of This Changes Everything on the 20th of November.


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Healthy Masculinities

There is an upcoming ETFO Healthy Masculinities Conference and available teacher workshops.  See attached flyer.


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Retirement Workshop

Our Retirement workshop is scheduled for November 14th at 4:30.  Please see the flyer below and call Ursula or use the online form to register.  It is on a first-come first served basis and tends to fill up so please register as soon as possible.

retirement flyer November 2017

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Meeting Dates

Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Approved Local Meeting and Event Dates


Workplace Steward Meetings, Tuesdays 4:30 @ HWETL Office

September 12, 2017

October 3, 2017

December – Steward Training (TBD)

January 9, 2018

March 6, 2018

April 10, 2018

June – Steward Social (TBD)


General Meetings Tuesdays 4:30 @ LIUNA Station (Grand Ballroom, Childcare in Continental Room)

November 7, 2017

  • Election of Delegates to ETFO General Meeting

February 6, 2018

  • ETFO General Meeting Resolutions

May 8, 2018

  • Elections, Approval of Budget, HWETL Constitutional changes, Executive and Committee Reports


Executive Meetings, Tuesdays 4:30 @ HWETL Office

August 29, 2017 (10:30 am)

September 26, 2017

October 24, 2017

November 28, 2017

December 19, 2017 (p.m. – Instructional Day)

January 30, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 29, 2018 (p.m. – Instructional Day)

June 26, 2018


Special Events

Labour Day Parade – September 4, 2017 (Meet at 10am York & Pearl)

Awards Ceremony and NEW Teacher Induction, LIUNA Station – December 5th, 2017

Retirement Social, Michelangelo’s – June 12th, 2018

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Pride Ballot Draw

The HWETL LGBTQ Committee invites you to celebrate PRIDE by entering into a draw for several LGBTQ related items for your classroom.  Please click the link below to print a ballot for HWETL’s Pride draw.

pride draw ballot May 2017

Or to enter online, fill out the form below: