The CTF Trust Fund is a registered Canadian charity charged with the responsibility to carry out programs that allow the Canadian teaching profession to serve the public interest. The Trust Fund was established in 1965 by the CTF Board of Directors as a means of handling and accounting for outside sources of income earmarked for special purposes within the CTF mandate.
The main objectives of the Trust Fund are the governance of the International Aid Fund and the International Cooperation Program under an agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Individual donations are greatly appreciated and maintain the supportive links established through our programs. For contributions of $10 or more, the CTF Trust Fund, as a registered Canadian charity, will provide an official receipt for income tax purposes.
The CTF Trust Fund manages Canadian Teachers’ Federation contributions for humanitarian assistance. CTF provides $10,000 a year, which may be complemented by funds from CTF Member organizations and individual teachers in response to natural disasters and emergencies.
In 2008-2009 the CTF Trust Fund contributed:
- $1,000 to Haiti (CNEH) with collaboration with CSQ for post hurricane humanitarian assistance;
- Up to $5,000 additional funds pledged for Haiti (CNEH) pending receipt of a proposal in support of isolated teachers during recovery and reconstruction;
- Up to $5,000 was pledged for Zimbabwe (ZIMTA) upon receipt of details for assistance to teachers.
Teachers are often key players in times of emergency and turmoil. CTF recognizes the efforts of those teacher partners who provide stability and hope by continuing the education of children during periods of instability, unrest and war.