The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario welcomes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Calls to Action. In response to the importance of educating Canadians about residential schools and eliminating educational gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, ETFO will continue to support ETFO members in their journey of learning about and understanding their history of Canada and its relationship with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and the steps towards reconciliation.
Webinars are just one tool that allow members to engage in meaningful dialogue and be a part of the conversation. Below are external sources that offer on-going, rich opportunities for learning. Be sure to visit often.
“This national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety across sectors.”
A variety of topics including Decolonization, Mathematics in the Classroom, Learning from the Land, Bringing Science Education into Science Education through Reciprocity, and more.
Bringing Indigenous Knowledge Systems into the Classroom
“This comprehensive resource aims to bring about important conversations and critical inquiries into the importance of Indigenous knowledge systems. These systems of knowledge are complex, diverse and sophisticated, just as the Indigenous civilizations that they come from are. This resource presents many opportunities to engage in critical explorations and consider how multiple knowledge systems can come into dialogue with one another. “
-Lessons from the Earth and Beyond