CTF appointments to lead federation’s new “Services to the Profession” and “Advocacy and Labour Rights”

April 28, 2015

OTTAWA – Dianne Woloschuk, the President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brigitte Bergeron as the Director of the newly created Services to the Profession and, Bob McGahey as Director of Advocacy and Labour Rights, also a new branch at CTF.

“As part of its strategic plan and vision for 2020, the CTF realigned its structure to create two new Program and Service Areas: one which focuses on professional matters and teacher professional development, and another that addresses advocacy and labour rights,” explains CTF President Woloschuk.

“While the new Services to the Profession brings together the federation’s existing International and social justice (Imagineaction) programs, the new Advocacy and Labour Rights services will lead on political action activities to ensure the teacher voice is heard on the federal scene especially in terms of labour rights.

Bergeron, a teacher and bilingual senior manager in the field of education, has a solid expertise in special education and in the development of professional development programs for teachers. The native of Jonquière, Québec holds a Master in Education Degree from the University of Toronto and prior to joining CTF, coordinated the Official Languages unit at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. In addition, her communications skills and experience in managing multidisciplinary programs will serve the federation well.

Born and raised in Ottawa, McGahey has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and advocate for teachers. He holds a Master in Education Degree (Organizational Studies) from the University of Ottawa. Previous to joining CTF, Bob was President of the Ottawa Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA). Bob has been a staff officer at the CTF for seven years.

Founded in 1920, 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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Contact:

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