Media Advisory: Education International to hold World Congress in Ottawa in July

January 29, 2015

OTTAWA – Education International (EI), the global voice for 30-million teachers and education workers, will hold its 7th World Congress in Ottawa in July. For the first time, Canada will greet the 1,500 teacher leaders from around the world who gather at the Congress which is held every four years. The last Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011.

Personnel at all levels of the education system – from early child care to post-secondary – will debate and adopt policies related to major education issues such as ensuring access to free quality inclusive public education, commercialization in education, violence against girls and the international teacher trade union movement.

Details of the World Congress:

When: July 21-26, 2015

Where: Ottawa Congress Centre

Theme: Unite for Quality Education

EI Congress Web site: www.ei-ie.org/congress7/

EI Web site: www.ei-ie.org

Hosts and EI Affiliate organizations:

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Members of the media are invited to cover the event.

Contacts:

EI Headquarters, Brussels:

Timo Linsenmaier
+32 473 52 47 30

Andrew King
+32 473 54 63 62

Canada:

Francine Filion (CTF)
613-688-4314

Angela Regnier (CAUT)
613 726-5186

Quebec:

Christine Marceau (CSQ)
514-235-5082

France Désaulniers (FNEEQ-CSN)
514-219-2947

Hans-Olivier Poirier Grenier (FQPPU)
514-755-5858