1946 – 47 FWTAO AND THE POST-WAR BOOM

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Post-war boom

1946

The Federation of Women Teachers Association of Ontario (FWTAO) endorses equal pay and opportunities for women and men teachers.

1947

Teachers define taking a salary of less than $1,500 as “unprofessional.”

Pressured by the postwar baby boom, Ontario’s elementary schools are short more than 1,000 teachers. The number of elementary school teachers will increase by more than 50%, to about 64,000, by 1956.