Four Leaders in Canadian Education Excellence Recognized at the CTF/FCE AGM
Ottawa – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) celebrated the accomplishments of four outstanding educators during its Annual General Meeting. The CTF/FCE created the annual tributes many years ago to spotlight remarkable contributions to the teaching profession and publicly funded public education in Canada.
Recognition of an Outstanding Indigenous Educator
This recognition pays tribute to a teacher who has demonstrated leadership in Indigenous education and excellence in teaching that reflects Indigenous culture.
To help bring the history and culture of Yukon First Nations to life, Pat has been instrumental in many projects, including “Our Home Magazine”, “From Trail to Tramway”, and “Canyon City”, which integrates the First Nation history, land, and first contact. These initiatives are just a few examples of her tireless dedication to deliver authentic First Nation traditional stories that continue to advance First Nation education in Yukon and throughout Canada. Pat brings honour to her grandfathers’, elders’, and ancestors’ teachings.
As a former Deputy Chief and Chief Land Claims and Self-Government negotiator, she possesses many years of experience in the areas of politics and business. A survivor and third generation student of residential schools, Pat diligently teaches about the legacy of residential schools and the impacts on First Nations.
Recognition of an Indigenous Elder
This recognition pays tribute to the contributions of an Indigenous Elder to public education in Canada.
The STF believes that treaty education is a critical component of Saskatchewan students’ learning and stories and teachings of Knowledge Keepers, like Gladys, are vital to this endeavour. Gladys continues to be invited by teachers, school divisions, the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to speak and share her teachings, helping educators introduce, promote and maintain the history of Indigenous people in the province and use that knowledge as a foundation for strong relationships.
Special Recognition Award
This award is presented to individuals for meritorious service to education and the teaching profession at the provincial and national levels.
In 2004, he was elected President of the provincial AEFO, a position he held until 2008. In 2010, he represented the AEFO on the Board of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF). He was also Vice-President of the CTF/FCE for which he chaired the advisory committee on French as a first language. He was President of the CTF/FCE from 2011 to 2013. At the 2010 AEFO convention, he was awarded the title of Life Member. Only 15 other AEFO members have received this honour since the founding of AEFO. Internationally, he actively participated in the Comité syndical francophone de l’éducation et de la formation (Francophone Labour Committee for Education and Training) and in the activities of Education International.
Public Education Advocacy Award
This award recognizes dedicated, long-standing service, as well as major contributions to benefit publicly funded public education.
Dr. Campbell held one of the researcher positions for the Teacher Learning Leadership Program, which overwhelmingly supported self-directed teacher-led professional development. She has presented these research findings internationally, including at the American Education Research Association annual meeting. Dr. Campbell led the assessment review that thoroughly examined EQAO standardized testing in Ontario, and other assessment practices. Her research consistently supports teacher assessment data over large-scale assessment.
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation
Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is the national voice for the teaching profession. As the national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations, the CTF/FCE represents over 300,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada.
Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE)