December 14, 2012 Shooting in Connecticut: CTF extends deepest sympathy to teachers, students and community
December 12, 2012 Canadian teachers describe Conservatives’ C-377 as mean-spirited, biased and wasteful of taxpayers’ dollars
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) strongly condemns the Harper Conservative government for pushing Bill C-377 through the House of Commons without a fair debate and without hearing the voices of those affected by the legislation.
December 10, 2012 “Canadian Defenders for Human Rights” education initiative aims to spark social action
Leaders of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights gathered in Ottawa today to announce their partnership on a national initiative called “Canadian Defenders for Human Rights”.
December 07, 2012 News Conference Advisory: A Canadian first! Key national organizations set to launch major human rights initiative in Canadian schools
For the first time, a partnership involving national organizations representing teachers, Indigenous peoples and champions for human rights will join forces to launch a major initiative that will play out in Canadian schools from coast to coast to coast.
November 05, 2012 Students across Quebec learn lessons in online privacy at launch of Media Literacy Week 2012
Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Leonard joined with schools across Quebec at an event to launch Media Literacy Week 2012. Students had the opportunity to talk with a panel of experts about online privacy as part of this year’s theme Privacy Matters.
October 31, 2012 Media Advisory: Panel of experts to give Quebec students a lesson in online privacy at launch of Media Literacy Week 2012
High school students across Quebec will have the chance to talk to a panel of experts about their online privacy concerns. Hosted by Laurier Macdonald High School in Montreal, the panel discussion will involve students from 33 schools across the province.
October 02, 2012 Oct. 5th is World Teachers’ Day: Taking a stand for teachers is taking a stand for public education
On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day (Oct. 5), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) extends its thanks to all parents, students and partner organizations who stand up for teachers and for public education year in and year out.
September 20, 2012 A new tool to explore the development of the Francophone identity in cyberspace
(CTF News Service — Ottawa) The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF) are pleased to launch Voir grand dans le cyberespace (dream big in cyberspace) on September 20, 2012, during the ACELF Annual General Meeting taking place in Montréal, Quebec.
August 24, 2012 Canada’s teachers speak out in support of Ontario colleagues
The teachers of Canada are throwing their support behind their colleagues in Ontario as the McGuinty government threatens to impose a contract by legislation on teachers who have not yet had the opportunity to reach a negotiated settlement through the collective bargaining process.
July 17, 2012 Dianne Woloschuk of Saskatchewan to assume presidency of Canadian Teachers’ Federation in 2013
On the last day of the 92nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), delegates elected Dianne Woloschuk, a past president of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, who will assume the presidency a year from now.
July 12, 2012 CTF Special Recognition Award presented to two teachers from Alberta and Ontario
A social justice champion in Ontario and a teacher leader from Alberta are this year’s recipients of the Special Recognition Award of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). The award is presented annually to an individual or individuals for meritorious services to education and/or the teaching profession at the interprovincial, territorial, national or international levels. The CTF is proud to announce this year’s recipients at a special noon-hour ceremony during its Annual General Meeting currently underway in Halifax.
July 12, 2012 2012 Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award presented to Saskatchewan teacher
An educator based in Regina, Saskatchewan is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award. Nominated by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF), Maureen Johns has been described as a passionate champion for the authentic inclusion of First Nations and Métis voices in education.
July 12, 2012 Canadian teachers honor Heather Reisman for championing literacy in Canada
Heather Reisman, the founder and CEO of Indigo Books & Music, is the recipient of the 2012 Public Education Advocacy Award of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). The announcement was made today by the CTF President at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting currently underway in Halifax. The CTF Public Education Advocacy Award is presented annually to groups or individuals outside the teaching profession who have made major contributions to promote and support public education in Canada.
July 12, 2012 Student mental health: Canadian teachers call for more resources and professional development in schools
According to a recent national survey of 3,900 teachers, many Canadians schools are ill-equipped and under-resourced to adequately support the mental health of students. This recurring theme emerged from the survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) last winter. Findings were released today at the opening of the Federation‘s Annual General Meeting currently underway in Halifax.
July 10, 2012 New study offers candid glimpse at how Canadian teachers feel about teaching in today’s classrooms
Teaching the Way We Aspire to Teach: Now and in the Future – a joint research report from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) – paints a national picture of who teachers are and articulates the support they need to teach at their best. The research involved extensive input from over 200 teachers who participated in CEA focus groups across the country and over 4,700 teachers who responded to a CTF online survey.
July 10, 2012 Media Advisory: Former prime minister to speak on Aboriginal issues in education at Canadian Teachers’ Federation meeting
Halifax… The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, as guest speaker of the Federation’s 2012 Annual General Meeting currently underway in Halifax. Over 100 teacher leaders from across Canada are attending the event.
July 06, 2012 Media Advisory: Perspectives on Quality in Education -- July 9-10, 2012 -- Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia
This year’s President’s Forum of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will bring together education stakeholders and partners from all parts of the country to examine the multifaceted Perspectives on Quality in Education, July 9-10, at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
July 06, 2012 Media Advisory: Nova Scotia Teachers Union to host Canadian Teachers’ Federation annual meeting
Over 100 educators from teacher organizations will discuss educational issues at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s (CTF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Halifax, July 11-13. Hosted by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the CTF AGM will have as a theme "Teacher organizations: Charting the course for democracy”.
June 28, 2012 Media Advisory: Canadian teachers involved in Project Overseas to mark its 50th anniversary in Ottawa
A 50th anniversary dinner will reunite teacher volunteers who have taken part in the Project Overseas (PO) program of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) next week at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. Over 100 teachers from across the country will celebrate 50 years of their volunteer work through PO which has provided intensive in-service training to over 100,000 teachers in 59 countries since 1962.
June 13, 2012 CTF applauds passage of private member’s bill on cyberbullying
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) believes the passage of Bill C-273 has the potential of being a concrete step in making the Criminal Code of Canada more effective in addressing the issue of cyberbullying in the country.
June 06, 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to 30 Canadian teachers
Throughout the year, 30 teachers from across Canada will be honored by their respective teachers organizations and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.
May 16, 2012 New teacher resource aims to support transgender and transsexual students
On the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to release its latest educational resource, Supporting Transgender and Transsexual students in K-12 Schools, the fifth publication in an educational series designed to assist teachers, administrators and counselors in understanding sexual and gender minority issues.
March 28, 2012 First Nations and public schools twinning program honored by Ashoka Changemakers
A pilot project of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has recently taken one of the top honours in the Ashoka Changemakers Initiative*: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.
March 15, 2012 Privacy Matters is focus of Media Literacy Week 2012
The Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that “Privacy Matters” will be the theme of this year’s Media Literacy Week, to be held Nov. 5-9.
March 13, 2012 Canadian leaders to attend international summit on 21st century teaching and leadership in education
Education ministers and national teacher union leaders – including the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) – from 24 countries and regions with high performing and rapidly improving educational systems are in New York City for the second annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession, March 14-15.
March 07, 2012 Media advisory : Teacher leaders from across Canada to gather in Winnipeg for national symposium on women’s Issues
Living as an ally: Individually and Collectively is the theme of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Women’s Issues Symposium hosted by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF), which kicks off on International Women’s Day, March 8, and runs until March 10 at the MTS offices, 191 Harcourt St., in Winnipeg.
March 06, 2012 Media Advisory: Canadian Teachers’ Federation leaders to support BC teachers in Victoria
The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will be joined by five teacher leaders of provincial/territorial teacher organizations to support British Columbia teachers colleagues on the BC Legislative Assembly steps in Victoria at noon today.
February 22, 2012 Education International at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Feb. 27 to March 8- "Quality public education for all: No rural and Indigenous girl left behind!"
Universal access to public services is a fundamental right reaffirm trade unions attending the upcoming 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).
Public services ensure equitable and sustainable development in all societies for all people, including rural, Indigenous women and girls.
Education International (EI), the trade union federation representing 30 million educators and education worker worldwide, joins the 80-strong delegation from four global union organisations attending the UNCSW in New York City from 27 February-9 March 2012.
February 10, 2012 Teachers and students invited to help in promoting Canadian defenders for human rights
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to be working with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in support of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the development of a major national human rights initiative intended for K-12 schools across the country.
February 03, 2012 The École Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys in Markham, Ontario secures the 50,000th copy of a resource for Francophones in minority settings
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased that the École Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys in Markham, Ontario has acquired the 50,000th booklet in the Dream Big series.
January 31, 2012 National teacher survey shows diversity as a key challenge in Canadian classrooms
According to a recent national survey reporting on nearly 10,000 Canadian classes, one in every six students has an identified learning exceptionality. In addition, more than one in ten students in these classes have challenges understanding the school’s language of instruction. The survey, conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) last October, drew responses from nearly 3,800 teachers, the largest number obtained in a CTF online survey to date.
January 19, 2012 Governor General of Canada becomes Patron of Imagineaction Program of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada, has agreed to become the Patron of the CTF Imagineaction program.