A new tool to explore the development of the Francophone identity in cyberspace

September 20, 2012

(CTF News Service — Ottawa) The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF) are pleased to launch Voir grand dans le cyberespace (dream big in cyberspace) on September 20, 2012, during the ACELF Annual General Meeting taking place in Montréal, Quebec.

“This new CTF tool is intended to examine the impact of technology on the development of the Francophone identity of young people and adults. It aims to promote dialogue on this key issue in order to give French pride of place in cyberspace,” explains CTF President Paul Taillefer.

“The survey that we conducted last year titled Technologies et construction identitaire (technology and identity building) made us aware that cyberspace is part of the social world of Francophones, particularly young people who are very active users of social networking sites. Voir grand dans le cyberespace sheds some light on this new reality,” adds Paul Taillefer.

Here are the details of the launch:

When:

Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Where:

Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel, Montréal

Who:

Paul Taillefer, CTF President
Yves St-Maurice, ACELF President

“We take much pride in our partnership with the ACELF which enables us to provide learning communities with tailor-made tools to meet emerging needs,” concludes the President. It is worth noting that the Dream Big series had sold last spring 50,000 copies, which clearly demonstrates the importance of this series.

CTF speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on education and related social issues. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International.

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Spokesperson:

Paul Taillefer, CTF President

Information:

Ronald Boudreau, Director of Services to Francophones, CTF: 613-899-4216

Contact:

Francine Filion, Director of Communications, CTF: 613-688-4314