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Our vision

A Canada where every child has equitable access to quality publicly funded public education.

Our mission

As a federation of Member Organizations, the CTF/FCE promotes and supports quality inclusive publicly funded public education, in all its forms. We uphold teaching as a profession and advocate for adequate resourcing, labour rights, and social justice, across Canada and around the world.

Historical timeline

2020

The CTF/FCE begins a new century with a new look

The CTF/FCE begins a new century with a new look

100th anniversary

100th anniversary

2019

2018

Implementation of land acknowledgement and Indigenous welcome whenever possible at CTF/FCE meetings and events

Official bilingual name “CTF/FCE” launched

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) returns as a CTF/FCE Member Organization

2017

First recognition of an Indigenous Elder

2016

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) returns as a CTF/FCE Member Organization

2015

Dianne Woloschuk

Education International (EI)’s Executive Board Representative (2015–2019 and 2019–present)

Dianne Woloschuk

The CTF/FCE hosts the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa

The CTF/FCE co-hosts the ISTP in Banff, Alberta

VISION 2020 strategy adopted

Cassandra Hallett

First woman to be appointed in the role of Secretary General at the CTF/FCE

Cassandra Hallett

2014

Creation of the Advisory Committee on the Teaching Profession

Vox/Hear My Voice and Vox 3.0

PELF launched

Series of Student Voice launched

2013

First National Staff Conference

Creation of the National Teacher Research Network

Vox/Hear My Voice and Vox 2.0

2012

50th anniversary of Project Overseas

2010

The CTF/FCE takes part in the first International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP)

First Women’s Symposium

Imagineaction launched

2009

Creation of the President’s Forum (renamed Canadian Forum on Public Education in 2016)

2008

Recognition of an Outstanding Indigenous Educator

2007

Emily Noble

Education International (EI)’s Executive Board Representative (2007–2011 and 2011–2015)

Emily Noble

First Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference

Launching of the Members’ Only site

2006

Creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women (which later became the Advisory Committee on the Status of Women)

2005

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) becomes the first CTF/FCE Affiliate Member

2001

Creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Two-Spirited Issues (BGLTT) (which later became the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Human Rights)

Marilies Rettig

Education International (EI)’s Executive Board Representative (2001–2004 and 2004–2007)

Marilies Rettig

Public Education Advocacy Award

Creation of Services to francophones (which later became the Francophonie Program)

First inter-action overseas team Ghana

The CTF/FCE moves to its current Ottawa address (2490 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, Ont.)

1999

Creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Aboriginal Voice in CTF (which later became the Advisory Committee on Indigenous Education)

1996

Administration of the Mathieu Da Costa Awards Program, in partnership with Canadian Heritage

1994

Creation of World Teachers’ Day

1993

Creation of the Ad Hoc Committee for National Issues in Education

The CTF/FCE joins newly formed Education International

1992

Launch of the CTF/FCE “Hit the Books!” Program

1990

Protecting teacher rights

1988

Creation of the Advisory Committee on Services Involving French as a First Language (which later became the Advisory Committee on French as a First Language) and of the Network of Francophone Liaison Officers

1982

Canadian Teachers’ Defence Fund

1980

International Women’s Bursaries began

John M. Thompson Fellowship Program started

1977

Special Recognition Award

Creation of CTF/FCE Translation Services

1972

Third CTF/FCE logo

First CTF/FCE building in Ottawa

1971

1970

Brother A.F. Brennan

First full-time President

Brother A.F. Brennan

1969

Creation of the Hilroy Fellowship Program

1968

Creation of the French Language Commission

1965

1963

Second CTF/FCE logo

1962

First Project Overseas, in Nigeria

The CTF/FCE introduces International Programs

1950

The CTF/FCE adopts national education policy

1949

1948

Teacher bargaining rights secured

Dr. G.G. Croskery

First full-time Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. G.G. Croskery

Central office established in Ottawa

1940

Miss E. Anderson

First woman elected President

Miss E. Anderson

1934

Dr. C.N. Crutchfield

Part-time Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. C.N. Crutchfield

1927

1926

1923

1920

Harry Charlesworth

First President

Harry Charlesworth

First CTF/FCE logo

Inaugural meeting

Calgary, Alberta

Inaugural meeting

The CTF/FCE is born

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