Advocacy Priorities and Initiatives
To be a visible national voice for teachers
To act as a strong advocate for public education
To bring public attention to the need for all members of school communities to work, learn and live in a safe and healthy environment
To focus public and professional attention on necessary conditions for teaching and learning
To advocate for social justice issues
The four objectives of the CTF advocacy program are to:
Establish a trusted dialogue with federal government decision-makers on relevant issues.
- Our voice from a national perspective, encompassing the provincial and territorial design of education delivery, permits to address many of the societal and legislative issues affecting teachers, students and the overall teaching profession.
Position CTF as a accessible, knowledgeable organization that develops and promotes issues of national and international relevance.
- Advocacy begins and is strengthened by effective research and analysis. CTF is uniquely positioned to bring forward the voice of teachers in provincial, national, and international debates on the issues affecting education.
Become the "top of mind" resource for policy-makers and government decision-makers on issues related to children, youth and those with connections to education at the national level.
- As a national organization representing the various and respective perspectives of provincial and territorial education priorities and issues, CTF is actively involved with various partners in support of Youth and Teacher Initiatives to increase the quality of education of every student in the system.
Develop a reputation as an organization that actively comments on federal policy.
- Our voice from a national perspective, which includes the provincial and territorial voice of teachers, is often sought out by the Federal Government in its efforts to review and amend federal policy as it impacts on the teaching profession.
RECENT BRIEFS AND POSITIONS PAPERS
- Removing Barriers to Employment Insurance Special Benefits
(PDF, 147 KB)
- Poverty Reduction Strategies - A CTF Brief submitted to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
(PDF, 167 KB)
- Strengthening Canada‘s International Assistance Through Education
(PDF, 1.39 MB)
- Budget 2016: A Good Start to a Better Canada
(PDF, 163 KB)
- Bill C-377: A Bill Designed to Stifle Voices of Opposition and Gut the Labour Movement
(PDF, 139 KB)
- Youth Unemployment and Underemployment in Canada - A Canadian Teachers' Federation Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
(PDF, 69.1 KB)
- Bill C-23 - Fair Elections Act, Brief Submitted to the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs
(PDF, 84.7 KB)
- Brief to the Expert Panel of the Royal Society of Canada Reviewing Safety Code 6
(PDF, 249 KB)
- First Nation, Inuit and Métis
(PDF, 351 KB)
- Immigrants and Refugees
(PDF, 342 KB)
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