OTTAWA – With financial support from Canadian Heritage, the
Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the University of Ottawa, in
partnership with the Association canadienne de langue française (Canadian
French-language association), will carry out a research project on the shortage
of teachers in French-language schools in minority settings in Canada.
government funding will help us get a better grasp of the causes of the teacher
shortage and make concrete recommendations with our community partners,” explained
CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar. “The purpose of this pan-Canadian
study is to determine what measures to take at different levels to alleviate,
or even eliminate, the shortage.”
a 2017 CTF survey of French-language school boards in minority settings, the shortage
of staff qualified to teach in French is all too real. The problem was
highlighted at the 105th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education,
Canada, in June 2017.
project will begin in April 2018 and the conclusions will be released between
March and August 2019. The research team will be contacting the various
levels of government involved in training and retaining teachers in Canada and
CTF Member Organizations in order to take the pulse of the various regions.
Community organizations that would like to partner with the CTF on the project
are invited to call Sara Lafrance, Acting Director, Francophonie Program, at
613-688-4308 or to write her at email@example.com.
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. The CTF is an active
partner in advocating the full respect of the right of Francophones to quality
education. The Francophonie Program strives to support teachers in
French-language schools in minority settings and to intervene on their behalf
with national partners.
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Lafrance, Acting Director, Francophonie Program, 613-688-4308
Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314