As we begin Black History Month 2023, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reaffirms its solidarity with the United Nations in demanding the protection of human rights of people of African descent.
Black History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians, as well as to address the gaps that continue to negatively impact Black Canadians.
Today, ETFO is also renewing its call for a comprehensive plan from the provincial government and school boards to address the lack of representation of Black educators in Ontario. This means many students in the province will never be taught by a Black educator. All students benefit from the experience of having a Black teacher.