Media Advisory: Nova Scotia Teachers Union to host Canadian Teachers’ Federation annual meeting

July 06, 2012

OTTAWA…. Over 100 educators from teacher organizations will discuss educational issues at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s (CTF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Halifax, July 11-13. Hosted by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the CTF AGM will have as a theme "Teacher organizations: Charting the course for democracy”.

The CTF AGM is the highest legislative body of the Federation and is held every year to report on activities for the past year and determine priorities and activities for future years. The AGM engages the delegates of CTF Member organizations in debate and discussion on key issues and resolutions that have an impact on public education, students and teachers nationally. The meeting also sets the Federation’s priorities, budget and Member’s fee.

Highlights

When:

Starts 7 p.m. Wed. July 11 and runs through to mid-day Friday, July 13

July 11: release of findings of a national survey conducted on students’ mental health which garnered the responses of over 4,900 teachers from across Canada.

July 12: Keynote remarks on Aboriginal issues in Education by former Prime Minister Paul Martin
Noon-hour: celebration of this year’s recipients of the Public Education Advocacy Award, Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award and CTF Special Recognition Awards

July 13: election of CTF Executive Committee as well as CTF President-designate who will assume the presidency in 2013 once the two-year term of CTF President Paul Taillefer is completed.

Where:

Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Selected presentations will be broadcast live on UStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ctf-agm-aga-fce-2012

An alliance of 15 Member organizations and one Affiliate Member representing nearly 200,000 teachers across the country, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is a member of the international body of teachers and education workers, Education International (EI).

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Comments:

Paul Taillefer, CTF President

Contact:

Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 (before July 10) or 613-899-4247 (cell)