Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickinson Dr.
Sandy Hook CT
Dear Teachers and Students;
On behalf of its Member organizations and staff, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation
extends its deepest sympathy to all those affected by the tragic events that unfolded
today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Our thoughts go
out to the victims, their families and friends, the entire staff and student body as well as the community.
Those of us in the teaching community across Canada abhor this deeply disturbing,
random act of violence. This tragedy has further strengthened our resolve to work with all education partners in the global community to ensure that all schools are safe and caring environments, regardless of their geographic locations.
On behalf of nearly 200,000 teachers across Canada, please convey our most
sincere support and condolences to the teachers, students and families as they mourn
their losses. We hope they achieve their goal of recovery and healing in a collective
environment of nurturing support and assistance.
(Original signed by Paul Taillefer)
cc: to EI, NEA, AFT and CTF board members