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2023 Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference


2023 Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference

The 2023 CTF/FCE Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference (TCBC), co-hosted by the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT), takes place June 4–6 in Montreal. 

With upwards of 100 colleagues from every province and territory in Canada, this conference is designed for bargaining staff and lead negotiators, human resource professionals, strategic communicators, researchers, and subject matter experts from CTF/FCE Member, Associate, and Partner Organizations.

Aiming to build bargaining power in the face of an ever-challenging environment, the theme “Key Bargaining Issues of Our Time” sets the stage to deepen and broaden perspectives by exploring the following key topics:   

  • Preparing for arbitration
  • Countering legislative interference
  • Diversity and equity at the table
  • Teacher shortage
  • Workload and mental health
  • Strategic communication in support of bargaining
  • Learning methods and teacher working conditions

We hope that many of you will be able to attend and benefit from insights, learning opportunities, networking with colleagues, and building valuable relationships, all needed to support CTF/FCE organizations, the teaching profession, and, most importantly, publicly funded public education. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal in June! 

Keynote Speakers

Jasmin Bergeron

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Marie Clarke Walker

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Jim Stanford

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Michel Rodrigue

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Josée Scalabrini

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Katrina Wheaton

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Pierre Laliberté

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Breakout Presenters

Deborah Morran

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Robin Tosczak

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Chris Samuel

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Angela Banda

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Rob Lehne

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Miriam Sheppard

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Rich Overgaard

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Zac Saltis

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Important Information


Registration will open from March 3 to May 12, 2023. View our Cancellation Policy.
Registration includes access to all plenary and breakout sessions, all meals hosted during the conference, as well as social and networking activities.
Early-bird (deadline April 3, 2023): $600 (plus taxes)
Regular (deadline May 12, 2023): $650 (plus taxes)

Book Your Hotel Accommodations

The InterContinental Montreal is holding a block of rooms at a group rate of $269 per night for a traditional room. Please book your hotel room by Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (17:00 ET) to benefit from the group rate.

To reserve, book your stay through the direct booking link above or call 514-987-9900 or toll free: 1-877-660-8550. When booking, please reference the Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference 2023.

Please email Nika Quintao, Meeting and Event Planner, if you have any questions about the hotel.

Scent-Free Policy

The CTF/FCE adheres to a scent-free policy in our building and at all our meetings and events because of sensitivities and allergies among staff and attendees.

Health and Safety

In keeping with the CTF/FCE’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for all, please be mindful of the following:

  • To minimize the spread of COVID-19, all individuals attending CTF/FCE events are asked to monitor their health and the onset of symptoms prior to attending the event;
  • Anyone who feels unwell is asked to please not attend the event and contact CTF/FCE Meeting and Event Planner Nika Quintao as soon as possible;
  • KN95 masks will be available for those who wish to wear one.

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1: Sunday, June 4

15:30 - 17:30
18:30 - 19:00
Opening ceremony
19:00 - 20:00
Opening Keynote: Jasmin Bergeron
20:00 - 22:00
Welcome cocktail reception

Day 2: Monday, June 5

7:30 - 8:30
Registration, coffee, and tea
8:30 - 8:45
8:45 - 9:30
Keynote Presentation: Marie Clarke Walker
9:30 - 9:45
Break and transition
9:45 - 10:45
Opening panel: Marie Clarke Walker, Josée Scalabrini, Katrina Wheaton
10:45 - 11:00
Break and transition
11:00 - 12:15
Breakout: Interest Arbitration – The Manitoba Experience
11:00 - 12:15
Breakout: Open Heart and Open Eyes: Bargaining Towards Equity
11:00 - 12:15
Breakout: Protecting Teachers from Abuse
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch and networking
13:15 - 14:30
Breakout: Political Bargaining to Maximize Leverage
13:15 - 14:30
Breakout: Addressing the Intensification of Classroom Complexity Through Advocacy and Bargaining
14:30 - 15:00
Networking break
15:00 - 16:00
Plenary session
18:30 - 23:00
Co-Host social evening

Day 3: Tuesday, June 6

8:00 - 8:30
Coffee and tea
8:30 - 9:30
Plenary session
9:30 - 9:45
Break and transition
9:45 - 11:00
Plenary session: Strategic communications to support the bargaining strategy
11:00 - 11:30
Networking break
11:30 - 12:30
Closing Keynote: Jim Stanford
12:30 - 12:45
Closing remarks and wrap-up


Jun 04 - 06 2023


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Toronto
  • Date: Jun 04 - 06 2023
  • Time: All Day


InterContinental Montreal
InterContinental Montreal
360 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada


Canadian Teachers' Federation
[email protected]
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