December 15, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) welcomes today’s release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report which includes calls to action to redress the legacy of residential schools and begin the reconciliation process.
November 02, 2015
Winnipeg youth, teachers and community leaders gathered today for an engaging morning exploring what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to promote respect online.
October 20, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) extends its sincere congratulations to the new federal government as well as to all Members of Parliament who were successful in their bid for election on Oct. 19.
September 30, 2015
On Oct. 5, World Teachers’ Day, teachers from across Canada will be taking to social media with the message “On Oct. 19, I vote for Our Canada. Our Students. Our profession.” This action is part of a national campaign by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), to raise political awareness about public education issues that need federal government action.
September 24, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), jointly with the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF), is proud to launch a new document that looks at how arts education curricula are providing teachers with the tools they need to act as cultural transmitters. French and social studies curricula were the focus on previous documents.
July 27, 2015
The newly elected Executive Board of Education International (EI) expressed its strong disapproval of the passage of Bill C-377 put forth by the Harper government in Canada. The legislation was passed in June 2015 and is described as being anti-union, undemocratic and invasive, breaking privacy laws.
July 24, 2015

EI Awards ceremony to honor outstanding teachers

Resolutions to be debated tomorrow at the Education International (EI) World Congress will focus on ending child labour, on education, peace and justice in conflict areas and on the vital role education plays in countering extremism.

July 23, 2015

Delegates attending the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) in Ottawa will be debating tomorrow resolutions and policy papers tied to Human and Trade Union Rights; Austerity, Debt and Commodification of Education, and on the Status and Employment Conditions of education workers.

July 22, 2015

Delegates attending the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) in Ottawa will be debating tomorrow morning resolutions and policy papers on key areas of importance for education workers around the world.

July 22, 2015
The underfunding of public education and how it has opened the door wide to privatisation and commercialisation will be at the heart of debates tomorrow for delegates attending the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI).
July 21, 2015
Under the theme "Unite for Quality Education”, the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) will officially open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 and run until Sunday, July 26 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. In their opening remarks, EI President, Susan Hopgood, and General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, as well as many other representatives will share their perspectives on why education should be take a prominent role worldwide.
July 20, 2015
Heather Smith has become the new President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), following a changeover today at the CTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa.
July 20, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) honored today three educational professionals with a Public Education Advocacy Award, an Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award and a Special Recognition Award at their 2015 Annual General Meeting.
July 17, 2015
Canadian human rights defenders are the focus of a new national resource being rolled out to teachers across the country this fall. “Speak Truth to Power Canada (STTP)” is designed to raise awareness of the importance of human rights and motivate young people to become defenders themselves. Seven of the individuals featured in this groundbreaking educational initiative are gathering this evening in Ottawa for the official launch of this online resource.
July 15, 2015
On the occasion of the 7th quadrennial World Congress of Education International (EI), the President and General Secretary of the 30-million member global union will hold a news conference in Ottawa Sunday morning to highlight the key resolutions and areas of concern for educators around the world.
July 15, 2015
Twelve inspiring Canadian human rights defenders are the focus of a new national resource being rolled out to teachers across the country this fall. “Speak Truth to Power Canada (STTP Canada)” is designed to raise awareness of the importance of human rights and motivate young people to become defenders themselves.
July 13, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Ottawa July 17- 18 at the Ottawa Marriot Hotel on Kent St. and will feature a series of sessions under the theme Public Education: A Public Good. This year’s theme will reflect on the increasing corporate intrusion into publicly funded public education.
July 08, 2015

When an Iranian teacher leader was arrested by his government for trying to secure a visa to attend the 7th World Congress of Education International in Ottawa, labour allies from around the globe sprang into action and issued calls for his immediate release.

Read the CTF President’s letter to Iranian authorities. (PDF - 125 KB)

July 07, 2015
Half a million education professionals in Canada will be represented at the quadrennial 7th Education International (EI) World Congress in Ottawa, July 21-26. The Canadians are among the 2,000 delegates, observers and guests from over 150 countries representing 402 organizations as part of EI's 30-million membership.
June 29, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will be sending 57 teachers from Canada to Africa and the Caribbean as part of the Project Overseas (PO) program. This is the highest number of teachers in well over a decade for the initiative which celebrates its 54th anniversary this summer.
June 19, 2015
In light of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) invites all students and teachers to make use of educational programs, initiatives and resources as a tool through which to achieve the report’s recommendations.
June 12, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation is honouring the World Day against Child Labour on June 12 and advocating for world-wide quality public education as part of the multi-faceted solution to eradicating child poverty.
June 09, 2015
For the first time in its history, Education International (EI) will hold its quadrennial World Congress in Canada July 21-26, 2015 in Ottawa. The global event will convene nearly 2,000 delegates, observers and guests from over 400 countries at the Shaw Centre.
April 28, 2015
Dianne Woloschuk, the President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brigitte Bergeron as the Director of the newly created Services to the Profession and, Bob McGahey as Director of Advocacy and Labour Rights, also a new branch at CTF.
March 27, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Board of Directors will join teacher unions and associations from around the world at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession which starts this weekend in Banff, Alberta.
March 06, 2015
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is part of the Education International (EI) 20-person delegation attending the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York this week. They will join approximately 80 delegates from the Canadian Labour Congress and from other global trade unions including the International Trade Union Confederation, Public Services International, the International Domestic Workers Federation, the Building and Wood Workers’ International and the International Transport Workers’ Federation.
January 29, 2015
Education International (EI), the global voice for 30-million teachers and education workers, will hold its 7th World Congress in Ottawa in July. For the first time, Canada will greet the 1,500 teacher leaders from around the world who gather at the Congress which is held every four years.
January 06, 2015
The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cassandra Hallett DaSilva as the Federation’s new Secretary General.