AFPNB and former Ontario Education Minister to be honored by Canadian Teachers’ Federation

July 10, 2008

(CTF News Service – Moncton, N.B.) The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to announce this year’s recipients 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.

“We are delighted to honour a parent organization in New Brunswick as well as a former Ontario Education Minister at our awards celebration tomorrow, during our Annual General Meeting in Moncton, N.B.,” says CTF President Emily Noble. “The Association francophone des parents du Nouveau-Brunswick and Gerard Kennedy, former Education Minister of Ontario, have shown exceptional commitment and greatly contributed to strengthening and supporting public education in their respective provinces,” she adds.

Details of the CTF National Awards celebration:

When: Friday, July 11, 2008

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Ballroom B & C, Delta Beauséjour, Moncton, N.B.

What: Presentation of CTF Public Advocacy Awards, CTF Recognition Awards and Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award

“On behalf of teachers across Canada, our heartfelt thanks for your visionary leadership and support to public education,” concludes the CTF President.

Their names will be added to the roster of CTF Public Education Advocacy Award recipients who include His Excellency John Ralston Saul, Kathy LeGrow, Canadian School Boards Association, Annie Kidder, People for Education in Ontario, Denise Pike, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils, and Alfie Kohn, U.S. author and educator.

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Comments: Emily Noble, CTF President, 613-899-4209 (cell)

Media contact: Francine Filion, CTF Director of Communications, 613-899-4247 (cell)

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