July 14, 2017
OTTAWA – H. Mark Ramsankar will take over the presidency of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), following a changeover today at the CTF’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. Ramsankar replaces Heather Smith, who served as the Federation’s President from 2015 to 2017. Ramsankar, the former president of The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), was elected as President-Designate at last year’s AGM.
July 13, 2017
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to present the recipients of its Aboriginal Elder Award, Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award, Public Education Advocacy Award, and two Special Recognition Awards today at its Annual General Meeting at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.
July 12, 2017
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) starts this evening its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa with over 100 teacher leaders representing CTF Member organizations to discuss education issues of current import, including the impact of privatization and commercialization in and of public education. Delegates will also map out the organization’s budget and priority work for the coming year. This is the last AGM for CTF President Heather Smith whose two-year non-renewable term comes to an end. H. Mark Ramsankar, Past President of The Alberta Teachers’ Association, elected in 2016 as president-designate, will assume the Federation’s presidency.
July 05, 2017
OTTAWA – Teacher leaders from across Canada and around the world will be in Ottawa to discuss their collective concerns about privatization and commercialization in and of public education. Students before Profits is the theme of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF)’s Canadian Forum on Public Education (July 10-11) and Annual General Meeting (July 12-14). Both events will be held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel on Kent Street.
June 30, 2017
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will be sending 54 teachers to four Caribbean and five East and West African countries to work with teacher colleagues in those countries. The initiative is part of the CTF’s Project Overseas (PO), which marks its 56th anniversary this summer.
June 23, 2017
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to release today a new guide designed to inform and enhance cultural intervention in Canadian linguistic minority schools. This resource targets students aged 14 to 17, the prime time for adolescents as they to affirm their identity, make important life choices, and deal with an increasing number of influential factors
June 15, 2017
Ottawa – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, the legislation that repeals the previous Conservative government’s Bill C‑377 introduced in 2012 and Bill C‑525 adopted in 2014.
June 01, 2017
Presidents of provincial and territorial teachers’ organizations from across Canada, meeting in Vancouver, are unanimously calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to urge the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally release hunger-striking teacher leader Esmail Abdi.
May 25, 2017
OTTAWA – MediaSmarts, Canada’s leading centre for digital and media literacy, and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today announced this year’s Media Literacy Week, to be held Nov. 6 to 10, will focus on diversity and inclusion online for children and teens.
May 17, 2017
By profiling Canada’s own human rights stories, Speak Truth to Power Canada portrays human rights in a recognizable, local context. The website of Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights currently houses 12 Canadian defenders. At the time of launch, we were still working with one defender to ensure the lesson plan met her needs and vision.
April 26, 2017
Ottawa – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) has joined the Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones (FNCSF) (National Federation of Francophone School Boards) in notifying the CBC ombudsman of their deep concern about the educational value of the series The Story of Us.
April 21, 2017
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvain Cléroux as the federation’s new Deputy Secretary General as of June 5, 2017. Cléroux replaces Myles Ellis who is retiring in July.
March 03, 2017
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is set to welcome on Monday, March 6 about 40 teachers from across the country in preparation for the historic Daughters of the Vote event organized by Equal Voice, March 7-8 in Ottawa. The teachers, sponsored by CTF Member organizations, will be facilitating group discussions on March 7 with the 338 “Daughters of the Vote”, aged 18 to 23, who were selected to represent every federal riding.
February 16, 2017
OTTAWA – Presidents of teacher organizations along with the President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will join members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) at noon during their protest in front of the provincial legislature in Halifax tomorrow.
February 07, 2017
OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce that Sara Lafrance has been appointed to the position of Acting Director, Services to Francophones replacing Ronald Boudreau who will be on deferred salary leave between April 3, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
February 03, 2017
OTTAWA –The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Francoforum de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon are proud to collaborate in a training program based on the Pédagogie à l’école de langue française (PELF) (a pedagogy for French-language schools) in the summer of 2017. PELF is a training concept designed to meet the needs of teachers in Francophone minority settings in Canada in order to ensure students’ academic success and identity building.