Since 1962, Project Overseas has assisted teacher organizations in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean. This is a voluntary position that is financially supported by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Each year, 16 ETFO members are selected to participate in Project Overseas.
ETFO members who are selected to participate in Project Overseas present professional learning workshops to teachers in host countries. In July, participants attend CTF’s training in Ottawa prior to their international placements which typically last between three to five weeks.
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) has informed Member Organizations that, due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional model of Project Overseas is cancelled for 2022. Numerous factors were examined to determine the viability of a traditional Project Overseas program in 2022.
General Information about Project Overseas
ETFO members who are interested in applying to Project Overseas are encouraged to visit
CTF’s website and review resources such as the brochure and FAQs.
For Project Overseas testimonials from ETFO members,
An ETFO member interested in applying to Project Overseas must:
ETFO participants are recommended to the Executive by ETFO’s International Assistance Committee after applicants have successfully progressed through a two-stage selection process that includes a thorough review of the application package and telephone interviews for selected candidates.
For additional information about Project Overseas, contact Punita Bhardwaj at (416) 962-3836 or toll-free 888-838-3836 ext. 2236 or email
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