Media Advisory -- Educators to meet, defend teachers’ voices at Canadian Teachers’ Federation annual meeting in the capital – July 10-12, 2013 – Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario

July 05, 2013

Ottawa… Nearly 100 teacher leaders from across the country will come to Ottawa July 10-12 for the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Annual General Meeting (AGM). The three-day event will follow the theme of “The Teacher Voice: Defending Democracy”, a continuation of the CTF’s “Hear My Voice” campaign to encourage transparency and cooperation with teacher organizations at a federal level (

The AGM is the top governing body of the CTF. Delegates from Member organizations will, alongside the Executive and Board of Directors, debate and determine the budget for the coming year, elect new vice-presidents and discuss both reports on the past year and priorities for the coming year. The key issues discussed and resolutions made will have an impact on educators and students nationally.

This year’s meeting will also mark the end of President Paul Taillefer’s two-year term; he will be succeeded by President-designate Dianne Woloschuk of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.

The 2013 CTF Annual General Meeting will take place:

When: evening of Wednesday, July 10, until Friday, July 12

Time: July 10 at 7 p.m. to July 12 at 1 p.m.

Where: Marriott Hotel, downtown Ottawa


CTF President Paul Taillefer,
CTF President-designate Dianne Woloschuk,
CTF Secretary General Calvin Fraser,
CTF Vice-Presidents Lily B. Cole, Mark Ramsankar, James Ryan and Brent Shaw,
and national delegates

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation is an alliance of nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary educators from 16 organizations, 15 Members and one Affiliate Member, across Canada. Follow the CTF on Twitter: @CanTeachersFed and @EnseigneCanada.



Paul Taillefer, CTF President


Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 (office) or 613-899-4247 (cell)