December 02, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will launch tomorrow by webcast a new teaching resource entitled Favoriser la réussite : une affaire d’école (to promote success: the school’s affair) for teachers in French-language secondary schools in provinces and territories where French is the language of the minority.
November 29, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), which represents nearly 200,000 teachers from across the country, is honored that its President, Mary-Lou Donnelly, is a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards, in the Professional category.
November 11, 2010
As part of its new Imagineaction program, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) presented the very first subsidy cheque today for $7,500 to the Collège catholique Samuel-Genest in Ottawa for ten citizenship and social action projects.
November 01, 2010
Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) marked the launch of Canada’s Media Literacy Week today by highlighting the need for parents, educators and youth to talk about the ways that gender is portrayed in media and how this can influence young people’s perceptions of themselves and others.
September 29, 2010
Ottawa… The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is disappointed that the Government of Canada did not commit to a comprehensive strategy for universal child care or a national housing plan in its Sept. 27 response to the Senate report entitled In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness. The report was unanimously approved by the Senate early in 2010.
September 28, 2010
OTTAWA… Teachers across Canada will join more than 50 million of their colleagues around the globe marking World Teachers’ Day on October 5th. The national theme for this year’s celebration is “Canadian teachers – doing it right!”
July 16, 2010
On the last day of the 90th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), delegates elected a new President-designate and Executive Committee for 2010-2011. The President-elect will assume the presidency in July 2011, at the end of the term of CTF President Mary-Lou Donnelly which is not renewable according to the organization’s constitution.
July 15, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is launching a national bilingual program designed to assist teachers meet the challenges of using a critical thinking model to teach citizenship through active community-based projects. The program, called Imagineaction will be available to Canadian teachers in September.
July 15, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to present its 2010 Public Education Advocacy Award to the Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA), an Ontario-based assault prevention centre. COPA is the only organization in Canada that promotes the development and coordination of Francophone child and youth assault prevention programs.
July 15, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is extremely pleased to present the 2010 Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award to Beverley Cheechoo, a member of the Moose Cree First Nation who has taught for nearly 30 years in a public K-8 school in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan.
July 15, 2010
Three teacher leaders and a former Minister of Education are recipients of this year’s CTF Special Recognition Awards. The awards are presented to individuals for meritorious services to education and/or the teaching profession at the interprovincial, territorial, national or international levels. CTF President Mary-Lou Donnelly is presenting the awards today at a noon-hour celebration during the Federation’s Annual General Meeting.
July 14, 2010
The majority of Canadians continue to grade the nation’s schools with either an A or B, according to polling results released this week by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). The Federation’s Annual General Meeting begins today in Edmonton.
July 12, 2010
Nine out of ten Canadians favour increased funding for their province’s or territory’s public elementary and secondary schools, according to a national poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Results of the biennial National Issues in Education Poll were released today by CTF President Mary-Lou Donnelly at the Federation’s President’s Forum: The Funding of Public Education: Great Promise, being held today and tomorrow in Edmonton.
July 12, 2010
The average Canadian teacher was out of pocket by $453 for expenses on classroom materials or class-related activities in the 2008-09 school year, according to a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Results of the online teacher survey were released today by CTF President Mary-Lou Donnelly at the Federation’s President’s Forum: The Funding of Public Education: Great Promise, being held today and tomorrow in Edmonton.
July 07, 2010
To launch its 90th anniversary celebrations, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is returning to Alberta to hold two major events – the CTF President’s Forum (July 12-13) and the Annual General Meeting (July 14-16), in Edmonton.
June 30, 2010
Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are joining to mark the fifth anniversary of Media Literacy Week, November 1-5, 2010, by encouraging youth, parents, educators, community leaders, governments and media industries from across the country to participate in and support media and digital literacy initiatives in their regions.
June 23, 2010
The Presidents of Education International (EI) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) called today for the G20 to support a new global partnership for teacher education and professional development.
June 18, 2010
Because education is at the very core of a strong economy and the smartest investment toward a sustainable recovery, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) has urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to include this important issue on the G8/G20 agenda.
June 18, 2010
Education International and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will hold a joint news conference tomorrow to urge the Prime Minister of Canada and governments to include education on the agenda of the G8 and G20.
June 09, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) invites teachers to highlight National Aboriginal Day on June 21 to honor and celebrate the unique heritage, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. This year has been declared “Year of the Métis” by the Government of Canada, “Year of the Inuit” by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Parliament has proclaimed the month of June “Aboriginal History Month”.
May 12, 2010
Excellency: I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation who represents nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada to strongly condemn the execution of the Kurdish teacher trade unionist Farzad Kamangar on May 9, 2010.
May 06, 2010
A report prepared by the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) entitled L’appropriation culturelle des jeunes à l’école secondaire francophone en milieu minoritaire shows that much remains to be done to help young people build their culture during their years at school. The CTF report presents the findings of a series of interviews and a national survey of young people attending French-language minority schools across Canada. The issue of cultural ownership by these young people was central to the analysis of the survey data.
April 20, 2010
Teacher leaders from across the country are adding their voices to the national call for action to end child poverty when they meet with Parliamentarians today as part of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s (CTF) annual Hill Day.
April 19, 2010
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will hold a news conference tomorrow to present its recommendations and progress report card to the federal government with respect to child poverty in Canada. The materials will be released as part of the Federation’s annual “Hill Day” in which members of the CTF Board of Directors meet with MPs, senators and senior government officials to address priorities identified by teacher organizations across Canada, such as child poverty.
April 16, 2010
When Global Action Week (GAW) rolls out April 19 to 25, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will be among the thousands of organizations and coalitions signed on to the 1Goal: Education for All campaign organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE).
March 10, 2010
A major study of the professional knowledge and experience of Aboriginal teachers in Canadian public schools was released today at a special Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) event on Aboriginal education. The study was commissioned by the CTF and its Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Education, and funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).
March 08, 2010
A major study of the professional knowledge and experience of Aboriginal teachers in Canadian public schools will be released Wednesday, March 10, at a special Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) symposium on Aboriginal education. The study was commissioned by the CTF and its advisory committee on Aboriginal education and funded by the Canadian Council on Learning.
March 05, 2010
The four Global Unions at the 54th session of the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women (UNCSW) currently held in New York issued an open letter to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, expressing their outrage at the process and substance of the event.
March 04, 2010
Dear Minister Moore: The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) speaks for approximately 200,000 teachers in Canada as the national voice on education and related social issues. CTF membership includes teacher organizations across the country.
February 22, 2010
OTTAWA – Labour and women’s groups have issued a report which they say is a “reality check” describing Canada’s lagging performance in achieving women’s equality. The report will be used at the Beijing +15 meeting at the United Nations in New York, March 1-12.
February 19, 2010
OTTAWA – Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress, along with leaders of labour and women’s organizations will release a report on Monday, February 22 which they describe as a “reality check” on Canada’s lagging performance in achieving women’s equality. Byers and the others are delegates to the Beijing + 15 meeting being held at the United Nations in New York, March 1-12.
February 12, 2010
Ottawa, ON – Feb. 11, 2010 – For DEAL.org, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s by-youth, for-youth crime prevention website, it’s out with the old and in with the new. The award-winning resource, which was created in 1997, has unveiled a revamped and redesigned site. “As a by-youth, for-youth initiative, we are uniquely qualified to act as a voice for young Canadians,” says Erin Mulvihill, acting manager of the RCMP’s Youth Engagement Section, which publishes DEAL.org. “Improving the site to better serve our target audience will allow us to continue to do that.”