November 23, 2011
Through its Imagineaction program, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is partnering with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU), the Public Lending Right Commission (PLRC) and Indigo Books and Music to launch a project called Listen, I read. This initiative will bring Canadian students together with authors and books to encourage them to share their opinions and to use literature and video to become socially involved.
November 04, 2011
Videos produced by Grade 3 students and teachers of Trillium Elementary School in Orleans were premiered earlier today at the launch of the 6th annual Media Literacy Week held by the Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). The week runs Nov. 7 to 11. Thanks to the expert guidance of The Director’s Cut, students and teachers at Trillium School were able to write, direct and produce the videos which focused on this year's theme.
October 31, 2011
Approximately 25 Grade 3 students in Orleans will premiere their six new videos to highlight “Digital Citizenship”, the theme of this year’s Media Literacy Week. The Week is an annual event held jointly by the Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). This year’s theme – “Digital Citizenship” – calls on Canadians to encourage young people to reflect on their online lives, and their rights and responsibilities as they navigate the digital world.
October 06, 2011
$500 and $750 Imagineaction subsidies available for school-community social action projects! The Canadian Teachers’ Federation in partnership with the Media Awareness Network is pleased to announce funding for projects to support a special initiative focusing on Digital Citizenship and Social Action.
September 29, 2011
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is honored that two of its nominees were inducted in the prestigious Ordre des francophones d’Amérique in the city of Québec last evening.
September 28, 2011
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF) are pleased to launch Dream Big Together! at the ACELF Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on September 29, 2011.
September 27, 2011
Teachers across Canada will join more than 30 million of their colleagues around the globe marking World Teachers’ Day on October 5th. The national theme for this year’s celebration is “Teachers: Inspiring students, awakening potential”.
September 22, 2011
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will release on Saturday, Sept. 24 the results of a national survey on the impact of technology on Francophone identity building among students attending French-language schools in minority settings in Canada.
July 15, 2011
Paul Taillefer takes over the presidential reins of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) as of today. Elected as President-Designate in 2010, Taillefer replaces Mary-Lou Donnelly who served as the Federation’s President from 2009-2011.
July 14, 2011
An educator based in Yellowknife, N.W.T., is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) 2011 Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award. Nominated by the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA), Di Ann Blesse has been praised by her peers and supervisors as a master teacher and skilled administrator, dedicated to students, families and communities.
July 14, 2011
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce this year’s Public Education Advocacy Award is presented to Félix Saint-Denis, the creative mind behind L’écho d’un peuple, a mega show about the Franco-Ontarian history. The announcement was made today at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting currently underway in Ottawa.
July 14, 2011
The founder of a highly successful youth citizenship engagement program and a highly respected educator from Newfoundland and Labrador are recipients of this year's Special Recognition Awards of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). The awards are presented annually to individuals for meritorious services to education and/or the teaching profession at the interprovincial, territorial, national or international levels.
July 13, 2011
A Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) report released today entitled The Voice of Canadian Teachers on Teaching and Learning draws on teachers’ substantial pool of experience, expertise and knowledge about teaching and learning to enhance the quality of public education. According to the Federation president, the report is timely and authentic, and is based on a recent teacher survey never before reported publicly.
July 12, 2011
Teacher leaders from across Canada will meet in Ottawa for the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Annual General Meeting July 13-15. Over 100 educators will be attending the meetings and events under the theme "90 Years of Building Canada through Education: Looking to the Future”.
July 05, 2011
President’s Forum organized by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) to focus on Education Reform: In the Interest of Students. The two-day event in Ottawa will examine the implications of education reform on teaching and learning and will include national and international speakers and leaders in education.
June 17, 2011
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) invites teachers and students to highlight National Aboriginal Day by signing on to Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign which advocates for the provision of healthy schools and quality education for First Nations children in Canada.
May 25, 2011
Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today unveiled the theme for this year’s annual Media Literacy Week – Digital Citizenship – calling on Canadians to encourage young people to reflect on their online lives, and their rights and responsibilities as they navigate the digital world.
May 17, 2011
On International Day against Homophobia, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) invites teachers to use age-appropriate ways to generate discussions with their students and to heighten a better understanding of sexual and gender minorities.
May 05, 2011
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) urges the Saskatchewan provincial government and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association to return to the bargaining table as soon as possible with their 12,000 teachers who have been without a contract since August 31, 2010.
March 29, 2011
Ottawa….. The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) will be present in schools across French Canada in the coming months. On wednesday, March 30, CTF will begin a cross-Canada tour to produce a series of videos on the best teaching practices to be implemented in Francophone minority settings throughout the country. The adventure will begin in the Port au Port Peninsula in Newfoundland and will end next fall in Western Canada.
March 28, 2011
Canadian teachers and supporters of public education are encouraged to examine each federal party’s position related to education, children and youth, and to vote for candidates who give priority to education and public programs that support the well-being of children and youth.
February 23, 2011
All eyes around the world are turned to Canada at the United Nations as trade union women collectively condemn the Canadian government’s rejection of a proposal for a sustainable quality education program that would have benefited over 2-million students and 40,000 teachers in developing countries. The proposal would have also valued and supported the voluntary contributions of hundreds of Canadian teachers.
February 04, 2011
OTTAWA – The Liberal Party of Canada is siding with Canada’s teachers against the Harper Conservatives’ abrupt decision to cut off the Canadian Teachers' Federation’s celebrated International Education Program, a 50-year partnership that helped Canadian teachers to volunteer their time and expertise to improve education and learning in developing countries.
February 04, 2011
Ottawa (4 Feb. 2011) - Teachers across Canada and around the world are asking the Harper government to reverse a decision by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to reject participation in a major overseas education initiative.
February 02, 2011
Teachers across Canada and around the world are asking the Conservative government to override the bureaucratic decision that rejects the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) proposal. It would have involved tens of thousands of Canadian and overseas teachers working together to deliver quality education in developing countries.
January 07, 2011
What makes Canada’s public education strong, equitable and respected internationally and how do teachers and their unions contribute to this success? These questions will be at the forefront of discussions between the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Washington-based National Education Association (NEA) in Ottawa Jan. 9-10.