News Conference Advisory -- Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s Hill Day: Teacher leaders to advocate for federal measures that better support Canadian families

April 12, 2013

Ottawa…..The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will hold a news conference next week to outline its recommendations aimed at supporting the growing number of students who are falling through the cracks because of societal barriers that impede their success at school.

“Supporting Canadian families” is the focus of the federation’s “Hill Day” in which members of the CTF Board of Directors meet with MPs, senators and senior government officials to discuss issues affecting children, youth and education.

The CTF has a long-standing interest in supporting Canadian families and has prepared a comprehensive list of recommendations aimed at supporting low-income families, immigrant families, Aboriginal families, Francophone families in minority settings and beyond our borders, families in developing countries.

The news conference will be held:

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Time:11:00

Where: Charles Lynch Media Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Who: CTF President Paul Taillefer

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as the national voice on education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member organizations in provinces and territories in Canada as well as an Affiliate Member in Ontario. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (EI).

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Contact:

Francine Filion, Director of Communications, office: 613-688-4314 cell: 613-899-4247