Voice of Canadian teachers to be heard at International Summit on the Teaching Profession in Banff, Alberta, March 29-30

March 27, 2015

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Board of Directors will join teacher unions and associations from around the world at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession which starts this weekend in Banff, Alberta.

“The CTF has been part of the annual Summit since its beginning in New York City in 2011 and as the title implies, the teacher voice at the table is paramount for a meaningful dialogue with governments and ministers of education to occur,” explains CTF President Dianne Woloschuk.

The CTF President will deliver her opening remarks at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, March 28.

Hosted by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada and The Learning Partnership in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Education International, the international event will also gather ministers of education, government officials, school administrators, and education experts.

The Summit’s website is http://istp2015.org/.

Follow the event on Twitter: #ISTP2015

Founded in 1920, the CTF is a national alliance of Member organizations representing nearly 200,000 teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of Education International (@eduint) which represents 30 million educators around the world. Follow CTF on twitter: @CanTeachersFed and @EnseigneCanada.

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CTF President Dianne Woloschuk and members of the CTF Board of Directors

Contact:

Francine Filion, CTF Communications Director, 613-899-4247 or ffili@ctf-fce.ca