ETFO Bluewater News

Sympathy Donations 2023-2024

Each year the Bluewater Local Executive selects a non-profit organization to make a donation to upon the passing of a member’s loved one. In 2023-2024 the Local will be making donations to The Hanley Institute. The Hanley Institute is a community partner that develops...

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Sympathy Donations for 2022/23

Sympathy Donations for 2022/23

Each year the Bluewater Local Executive selects a non-profit organization to make a donation to upon the passing of a member’s loved one. In 2022 – 2023 the Local will be making donations to Second Chance Kids. Second Chance Kids is a volunteer-run registered charity that provides financial support to families in Grey & Bruce counties whose children are under 19 years of age and require lengthy out-of-town hospitalization. We offer both financial and emotional support, as well as advocacy.

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Sympathy Donations for 2019/20

Sympathy Donations for 2019/20

Each year the Bluewater Local Executive selects a non-profit organization to make a donation to upon the passing of a member’s loved one. In 2019 – 2020 the Local will be making donations to Chapman House, a residential hospice in Owen Sound, that provides expert end-of-life care while supporting the families in their journey.

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Silent Auction Fundraiser, October 24th 2019

Silent Auction Fundraiser, October 24th 2019

On October 24th, 2019 the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Bluewater Local hosted their 19th annual Silent Auction Fundraiser in support of local Women’s Shelters. Hosted by the Local’s Status of Women Committee, the event included raffle draws, a silent auction and a live purse auction. Raffle prizes were graciously donated by local businesses in the Grey-Bruce area. The baskets available in the silent auction were created and donated by the staff at elementary schools within the Bluewater District School Board. The basket themes were creative and fun. At the end of the evening the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Bluewater Local donated $3205.00 to The Women’s Centre and another $3205.00 to Women’s House serving Bruce and Grey.

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Women’s March

Women’s March

On Saturday, January 19th ETFO members participated in the inaugural Women’s March in Owen Sound. Approximately 60 people braved the cold to discuss and raise awareness of women’s issues including women’s health care, women’s safety, and women’s economic security. Thank you to the organizers of the march for all of their efforts.

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