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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
H. Mark Ramsankar, CTF President
Brigitte Bergeron, Director, International and Social
Justice Program, 613-688-4311, [email protected]