New campaign aims to promote pan-Canadian initiatives for French-language schools in minority settings

April 24, 2014

OTTAWA – As part of the Grand rassemblement de l’éducation en français (GREF) (Great gathering on French-language education), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched on April 11 a campaign to promote pan-Canadian initiatives for French-language schools.

As part of the campaign kick-off, some 650 people were able to view an interactive audiovisual presentation. The campaign will culminate with the official launch of the Pédagogie à l’école de langue française (PELF) (pedagogy in French-language schools) project Sept. 25-27 in Halifax as part of the Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF) Annual Convention.

In the coming months, teachers in French-language schools in minority settings will be invited to register with PELF (http://www.pelf.ca/) to receive first-hand updates on the various projects. The PELF project links with other pan-Canadian initiatives for French-language schools and will focus on the Approche culturelle de l’enseignement (ACE) (cultural approach to teaching), a project led by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

CTF President Dianne Woloshuck is pleased with the partnership between CMEC and CTF. “We are very happy to have our two organizations work together to improve teaching conditions in French-language schools in minority settings. The complementary PELF and ACE projects will help us to achieve just that objective.”

The campaign promoting the PELF and ACE projects is made possible thanks to participating provincial and territorial ministries of Education and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

CTF is an alliance of nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary educators from 17 organizations (15 Members, one Affiliate Member and one Associate Member) across Canada. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International.

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Spokesperson:

Dianne Woloschuk, CTF President

Background information:

Ronald Boudreau, Director of Francophone Services 613-688-4308

Media contact:

Francine Filion, Director of Communications 613-688-4314