AGM Media Advisory: 50 years of CTF International Programs to be highlighted at Annual General Meeting

July 12, 2011

OTTAWA…. 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”. The AGM is hosted locally by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens.

At the opening ceremony, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will conclude its year-long 90th anniversary celebrations and highlight another major landmark for the federation -- the 50th anniversary of the CTF International Programs.

AGM highlights

When:

  • Opening ceremony at 7 p.m. Wed. July 13
  • AGM continues all day Thursday, July 14 until mid-day Friday, July 15

Where:

  • Marriott Hotel, Kent Street, Ottawa

What:

  • AGM opening ceremony: greetings by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty (on video)
  • Debate and adoption of resolutions and policy (July 14-15)
  • Announcements of the CTF Recognition Awards, Public Education Advocacy Award and Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award (July 14)
  • Election of Executive Committee (July 15)
    • CTF President-Designate Paul Taillefer who was elected in 2010 takes over the reins from Mary-Lou Donnelly who steps down after serving her two-year term (July 15)

Who:

  • Over 100 teacher delegates and leadership representatives of teacher organizations from across Canada, including the CTF Board of Directors.
    • International guests, including Nina Franklin, National Union of Teachers (UK) and Glory Taylor, Education Union of Australia

CTF is the only organization that speaks nationally on behalf of the Canadian teaching profession. It is an alliance of 17 Member organizations representing nearly 200,000 teachers across the country. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International.

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Comments: CTF President Mary-Lou Donnelly
Media Contact: Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-899-4247 (cell)