December 08, 2009
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) has officially launched a new resource to support teachers. Acting Sustainably, Living Peacefully develops the link between peace and the environment, two key concepts in citizenship education.
December 04, 2009
Ottawa... On the 20th anniversary of the killings at the Polytechnique in Montréal, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) encourages teachers across Canada to remember and mourn the 14 young women and also to remind their members of Parliament that violence against women comes at a high price.
November 24, 2009
OTTAWA – Canada’s economic recovery hinges on federal leadership to pull recession victims out of the poor house and prevent Canadians from plunging into deeper poverty, hunger and homelessness, says Campaign 2000’s new report card on child and family poverty.
November 02, 2009
Ottawa – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) launched Canada’s 4th annual Media Literacy Week today by emphasizing the increasing need for digital literacy in the lives of today’s connected youth.
October 26, 2009
Ottawa – To mark the start of Canada’s 4th annual Media Literacy Week (November 2-6), the Media Awareness Network (MNet), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and Encounters with Canada, a program of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are hosting a panel discussion on the impact of digital media on journalism and news gathering in the 21st century. The event will take place in Ottawa on November 2, 2009.
October 23, 2009
(CTF News Service - Ottawa) Building on the success of the first edition with all teachers who work in French in Canada, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) is proud to launch today the second edition of Debout! (translation: Be proud, stand tall), a national cultural activities handbook which celebrates the Francophone culture in minority settings. The launch will be held during the Oct. 23-24 national convention of the Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers (CAIT) at the Congress Centre in Winnipeg. The convention is hosted this year by the Éducatrices et éducateurs francophones du Manitoba.
October 02, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased that one of its former employees was honored with the prestigious “Ordre des francophones d’Amérique” award at a special ceremony in the city of Québec, Sept. 30. CTF nominated Liliane Vincent in recognition of her lifelong work championing the cause of Francophone education in minority settings in Canada. Vincent retired as Director of Services to Francophones in 2007.
September 30, 2009
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and two national partners, the Commission nationale des parents francophones and the Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française, are pleased to launch Dream Big, It’s Elementary! at the ACELF annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. on Oct. 1, 2009.
September 29, 2009
(CTF News Service -- Ottawa) The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is honored to make a private presentation to the Dalai Lama, on Oct. 3, at the Bell Center in Montréal.
September 10, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) A former Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) president, a champion of Francophones issues and a leader from Newfoundland and Labrador are recipients of this year's CTF Special Recognition Awards. The awards honour the valuable contributions made by teacher leaders in promoting the teaching profession and, by extension, public education. CTF President Emily Noble will present the awards tomorrow at an awards celebration during the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
July 19, 2009
(CTF News Service — Ottawa) Delegates attending the 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) elected, on July 18, 2009, the vice-presidents who form the CTF Executive Committee.
July 16, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) When Canada’s teacher organizations meet next week for their annual general meeting in Ottawa, a prime focus will be on how they can use their solidarity to improve child poverty rates in Canada. Teacher leaders will also discuss other issues related to education and society that affect the quality of teaching and learning in Canadian classrooms at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF)’s Annual General Meeting at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, July 16 to 19.
July 16, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the Federation’s Public Education Advocacy Award. The Award is presented to groups or individuals outside the teaching profession who have made major contributions to promote and support public education in Canada.
July 16, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) A former Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) president, a champion of Francophones issues and a leader from Newfoundland and Labrador are recipients of this year's CTF Special Recognition Awards. The awards honour the valuable contributions made by teacher leaders in promoting the teaching profession and, by extension, public education. CTF President Emily Noble will present the awards tomorrow at an awards celebration during the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
July 16, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is extremely pleased to present the Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award to an educator who has made great strides for Aboriginal education in Canada.
July 07, 2009
Ottawa: External testing will be the focus of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s 2009 President’s Forum, Forces for Change, which will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Ottawa, from July 14 to 16. The Forum is intended to expand the understanding on matters of critical concern to teachers.
July 02, 2009
Ottawa: The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to announce Heather MacIsaac, a member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), as the winner of the Federation’s 2009 World Teachers’ Day poster contest. Heather will have her concept design reproduced on posters, electronic media and other materials in support of World Teachers’ Day and Peace Education, and wins a trip for two to Montréal to attend a public presentation on peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at the Bell Centre on Oct. 3rd, 2009 – just days before World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5.
June 26, 2009
We, along with many workers and unions around the world, gathered today outside the Iranian embassy as a show of solidarity with workers in Iran. Workers in Iran are deprived of the right to organize and strike and frequently face persecution, arrests and imprisonment. Anti-labour and neo-liberal policies have consistently been imposed on Iranian workers. The Iranian government has imposed deplorable political, economic and social conditions on workers and the poor.
June 10, 2009
Every year at this time, members of Education International (EI) join with other trade unions and concerned citizens around the globe to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June.
June 08, 2009
Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) are joining together to host Canada’s fourth annual Media Literacy Week, November 2-6, 2009.
May 22, 2009
Now is the time to end poverty in Canada. That’s the key message of the Dignity for All Campaign, launched today in Calgary.
May 07, 2009
Ottawa (7 May, 2009) – Four of Canada’s largest labour organizations, representing more than 800,000 workers, are launching a campaign to press the Harper government to ratify three international conventions governing forced labour, child labour, and the right to collective bargaining.
May 04, 2009
At a meeting held last week in Moncton, CAFÉ, the conference of francophone education associations, called on the national network of Société Radio- Canada (SRC) to incorporate better media coverage of the Canadian francophone reality into its programming.
April 30, 2009
A study released today by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) confirms that homework is linked to higher student achievement—but only if it is judiciously assigned and engaging to the student.
April 21, 2009
The Big Read’: 10 million expected to read stories from Nelson Mandela, Natalie Portman, Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker and others
April 20, 2009
OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation will host a news conference tomorrow to highlight some of the key issues of its third annual “Hill Day” with parliamentarians.
April 15, 2009
The majority of Canadian households enjoy a higher quality of life because the public services their taxes fund come at a solid bargain, according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
March 23, 2009
CTF News Service – Ottawa) The President of the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) is once again inviting teacher colleagues from across Canada to continue to help achieve Education for All (EFA) goals by participating in this year’s The Big Read on April 22.
March 16, 2009
On behalf of its Member organizations and staff, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation
March 11, 2009
Toronto (ONTARIO) March 11, 2009 – ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport
February 13, 2009
(CTF News Service – Ottawa) Peace education in the classroom is the backdrop to this year’s World Teachers’ Day poster contest organized by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), with financial support from Green Street. CTF President Emily Noble invites teachers throughout the country to take part in this second annual poster contest which focuses on the slogan Peace: Teach it. Live it. Deadline for entries is May 1.