November 25, 2014

YWCA Canada's new campaign calls for every day action to end violence

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Calling for dramatic action to end violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the nation's oldest and largest women's multi-service association, launches its annual Rose Campaign on Parliament Hill, along with the vibrant new initiative, #NOTokay.

November 13, 2014
Parliamentarians, including Senators and MPs, will join educators, NGO representatives and students from across Canada at the Keep the Promise (KTP) Town Hall in Ottawa next week to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.
November 12, 2014
Some 55 young people, ages 10-15 years, students from every province and territory, will gather in Ottawa for a nationwide Keep the Promise (KTP) Summit and Town Hall, Nov. 18-19, 2014. The event aims to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, which has increased overall since that time.
November 05, 2014
There are always multiple pressures on the economy and political agenda, but 25 years later, why has the promise not been kept to end child poverty? Twenty-fifth anniversaries are times for celebration, but this anniversary of failure has prompted a renewed program by children, for children with children to seek answers from government at a Summit in Ottawa, November 18-19, 2014, and to ask The House to re-commit to a concrete plan.
November 03, 2014
High school students from the GTA – joined virtually by youth from across Canada – came together this morning to learn how to leverage the power of social media platforms for advocacy, activism and peer support.
October 28, 2014
MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, in collaboration with Facebook Canada, are launching the 9th annual Media Literacy Week on November 3, 2014 at the Facebook Canada office in Toronto.
October 09, 2014
Teachers across Canada have a valuable new online toolkit to support them in the classroom this school year, courtesy of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF).
September 25, 2014
Tomorrow morning, for the first time in the history of French-language education, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will introduce Francophone teachers to a major project that defines pedagogy in Francophone minority settings in Canada.
September 22, 2014

In the days leading up to World Teachers’ Day (Oct. 5), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will add its voice to the chorus of those of 30 million members of Education International (EI) in urging the United Nations (UN) to include the three pillars of quality education in the post-2015 Social Development Goals.

September 12, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) supports the call of British Columbia teachers for binding arbitration as a major step towards putting students and teachers back in school while outstanding issues are resolved.
September 10, 2014
We invite teacher members to sign the petition in support of Education International (EI)’s campaign calling for the UN to include quality education in the post 2015 Development Goals.
September 03, 2014
CTF is proud to announce that the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) has recognized our Teachers' Action for Girls project in partnership with the Uganda National Teachers' Union (UNATU) as a promising practice worthy of further research for possible adaptation elsewhere. Many thanks to UNGEI for awarding funding to support such research.
July 16, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) encourages teachers and Member organizations to attend the Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF) from Aug. 21 to 24 in Ottawa. The event aims to promote social activism as well as solidifying connections between the labour movement and those fighting against right-wing policies in Canada.
July 15, 2014
Over 50 teachers from across Canada are currently participating in Project Overseas (PO). PO is a joint endeavor of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and its Member organization
July 11, 2014
Delegates attending the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Annual General Meeting have elected Heather Smith, from the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (NBTA), as the new President-Designate who will take over for current CTF President Dianne Woloschuk in July 2015.
July 10, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Public Education Advocacy Award, Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award and Special Recognition Awards for 2014.
July 04, 2014

July 9-11, 2014 – Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be hosted by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society in Winnipeg from July 9 to 11 with the theme of Weaving social fabric: building citizenship. The AGM will be held after the CTF President’s Forum which takes place July 7-8, also in Winnipeg.
July 03, 2014

July 7-8- Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel (Manitoba)

The 2014 Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) President’s Forum will address issues of child poverty, gender equality, mental health stigma and more, in conjunction with the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg.

June 19, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) invites classroom teachers and students to celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21 so as to showcase all aspects of Aboriginal life as well as their contribution to Canadian society.
June 10, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is offering a new annual award to celebrate World Teachers’ Day (WTD) in honour of former CTF Secretary General Dr. Norman Goble. The award is open to current or recent CTF partner organizations.
June 05, 2014
We have just received the news that Maureen Morris died in hospital on Monday night, June 2, 2014. In the last few years Maureen had been afflicted by declining health, which severely curtailed her social activities.
May 30, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation has asked Education International and its member organizations to offer this protest to the replacement of good faith bargaining with oppressive bullying tactics by the Government of the Province of British Columbia.
May 26, 2014
Education International (EI)’s Unite for Quality Education Conference will start tomorrow in Montreal, Canada, and run until Friday, May 21.The Canadian Teachers' Federation will be among the other EI affiliates attending the event.
May 13, 2014
In light of the recent report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) urges the federal government to take immediate action on each of the recommendations in the report.
May 08, 2014
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is dismayed to see the recommendations coming from the Alberta Task Force on Teaching Excellence. “The Alberta Task Force used a flawed process that excluded those knowledgeable about education including teachers,” says CTF President Dianne Woloschuk.
May 07, 2014
MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that the theme for Canada’s ninth annual Media Literacy Week (November 3-7, 2014) will focus on the positive uses of social networking by young people. 
May 05, 2014
Results of the largest online survey of teachers ever conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) reveal that more than nine out of ten teachers cited class composition as a source of work-related stress.
April 24, 2014
As part of the Grand rassemblement de l’éducation en français (GREF) (Great gathering on French-language education), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched on April 11 a campaign to promote pan-Canadian initiatives for French-language schools.
April 08, 2014
“Women in Trade Unions and in Education: from Words to Action” is the theme of Education International’s second World Women’s Conference in Dublin, Ireland from Arpil 7-9.
March 20, 2014
By signing on to the Thunderclap.it campaign against C-23, your voice will join thousands of others in a massive collective social media message to the federal government. 
March 10, 2014
The Canadian Teachers' Federation is joining Education International as part of the global trade union delegation attending the 58th session of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
March 06, 2014
On March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) joins Education International (EI) affiliates in urging governments around the world to make gender equality central to achieving education goals.
February 19, 2014
Young Canadians in a Wired World - Phase III: Findings from Canada's largest research project on children and teens' Internet use is now available. Online Privacy, Online Publicity looks at the strategies young people use to control how they are represented online and how they protect their personal information.
February 12, 2014
On Feb. 11, Safer Internet Day, Facebook and MediaSmarts teamed up with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to promote Think Before You Share, a tip sheet and poster for schools that give youth the tools they need to share safely online.
February 07, 2014
Do you know an outstanding elementary or secondary school teacher? Now is your chance to nominate them for a 2014 Prime Minister’s Award!.
January 30, 2014
The funding gap in education is creating a global shortage of teachers, according to the new Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), with 1.6 million teachers needed to achieve universal primary education by 2015.
January 22, 2014
According to new research released Jan, 22 by MediaSmarts, although boys and girls have different experiences online, the Internet is an important source for seeking information, entertainment and socializing for all young Canadians.
January 17, 2014
Since the financial crisis in 2008, trade unions have faced unprecedented challenges to maintain existing rights and to strengthen collective bargaining provisions. An important new study by Education International provides a valuable insight into the disturbing trends in freedom of association and collective bargaining in the education sector in many parts of the world.