The Canadian Teachers’ Federation marks International Development Week

February 09, 2018

Ottawa – In this International Development Week (February 4-10), the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) would like to thank its Member organizations and all its partners, both in Canada and abroad, for their support to and participation in its International Program.
“Canadian teachers recognize the importance of providing support, by a variety of means, to their teacher colleagues in developing countries”, says CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar. Whether through initiatives of their provincial or territorial teacher organizations or by taking part in the CTF International Program, Canadian teachers are actively committed to building a better world for future generations, not just here at home, but also abroad.”
Since 1962, the CTF, with the help of Canadian teachers in the field, has been working to support teacher organizations, primarily in Africa and the Caribbean. Activities focus on three areas: teachers’ professional development, building the organizational capacity of overseas partners, and promoting gender equality, more specifically, girls’ education and women’s leadership.
This year, once again, as part of Project Overseas, some 50 Canadian teachers will be travelling to nine countries to work with local colleagues in developing and offering professional development sessions to over a thousand teachers in Africa and the Caribbean.
“Sponsored entirely by CTF Member organizations, the Canadian teachers involved in Project Overseas come back enriched by a unique, formative experience, one that has the power to change their world view and how they see their profession,” concludes Ramsankar.
Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is a non-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that represent over 238,000 teachers across Canada.
Spokesperson: H. Mark Ramsankar, CTF President
Information: Brigitte Bergeron, Director, International and Social Justice Program, 613-688-4311,