The theme of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), “Students Before Profit- Strengthening Public Education in Canada”, flows directly from that of the Canadian Forum on Public Education which precedes the AGM.

The Forum provides an overview and generates deep discussions, from a variety of perspectives within the education community, on the desire of corporations to benefit from the worldwide education market. Canadian schools are not immune to this “interest” in education.

In addition to delegates conducting the business of the CTF, as a decision-making body, this AGM also provides the opportunity for delegates, who are teachers and teacher leaders in Canadian schools, to delve deeper into the Canadian reality and to discuss concerns related to privatization within the Canadian education sector.

We look forward to welcoming some 100 CTF Member organizations delegates in Ottawa, Canada’s capital!

Heather Smith
CTF President