Media Advisory
Teacher leaders from across the country to discuss Cyberbullying policy at Annual meeting in Moncton, N.B.

July 03, 2008

(CTF News Service – Ottawa) A national policy on cyberbullying and the release of a national public opinion poll on education are two of the topics to be addressed by delegates attending the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick,
July 10-12, 2008.

Delegates will also map out the organization’s budget and activities for the coming year. According to CTF President Emily Noble, the AGM theme Education… a Sea of Knowledge to Discover ties beautifully the geographic location of the AGM in New Brunswick to the inherent worth of teaching and learning.

«This year’s AGM is hosted by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (AEFNB), which is celebrating a milestone in its history. The year 2008 coincides with the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the Association des instituteurs acadiens (AIA) (Association of Acadian Teachers), which led to the establishment of AEFNB in the late 1960s.

“We are certainly honored and pleased to celebrate this anniversary which marked the history of the Acadian teaching profession in New Brunswick,” explains Noble.

Here are sessions open to the media:

Thurs., July 10
7 p.m.:

Greetings:His Excellency Herménégilde Chiasson, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick

Welcoming remarks by CTF President Emily Noble, which will include key findings of the public opinion poll on education

Welcoming remarks by Marcel Larocque, President of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick, host of the CTF AGM

Fri., July 11
11:30 a.m. :

Awards Presentation:

Through its Special Recognition Awards, CTF will honour two
outstanding education leaders whose professionalism, creativity and dedication have advanced the teaching profession in Canada

The Public Education Advocacy Award recognizes non-teachers who have made major contributions to promote public education in Canada

For the first time, CTF will present an award to an Outstanding Aboriginal Educator who has demonstrated leadership in Aboriginal education and excellence in teaching that reflects an Aboriginal culture

1:30 p.m.:

Presentation on Green Street, a recently launched CTF program that seeks to engage students and teachers in environmental learning and sustainability education

Sat., July 12
9 a.m.:

Presentation on Cyberbullying

10:40 a.m.:

Election of President-designate (to assume presidency in 2009) and election of CTF vice-presidents for a one-year term

The CTF AGM is the highest legislative body of the national federation which is held every year to report on activities for the past year and to establish the budget, priorities and activities for the coming year. The AGM engages the delegates of Member organizations in debate and discussion on key issues and resolutions that have an impact on public education, students and teachers nationally.

CTF speaks for 220,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member organizations in every province and territory in Canada as well as an Affiliate Member in Ontario. CTF (http://www.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (http://www.ei-ie.org).

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

Contact: Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 until July 9 and 613-899-4247 (cell)