Canadian Teachers' Federation

The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF; French: Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants [FCE]) is a bilingual not-for-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations representing more than 365,000 elementary and secondary school teachers throughout Canada.[1] The CTF is affiliated with Education International.[2]

Canadian Teachers' Federation
Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants
Founded1920; 104 years ago (1920)
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Canada
Membership (2020)
Heidi Yetman
Executive director
Cassandra Hallett
AffiliationsEducation International Edit this at Wikidata

History edit

Harry Charlesworth was the first president of the CTF, serving from 1920 to 1922.[3]

Public activity edit

The CTF advocates for various social justice and equity topics.[4]

In July 2018, at a two-day Canadian Forum on Public Education in Edmonton, the CTF director of research and professional learning spoke about the increase in classroom violence.[5]

In 2014, the CTF created a work–life balance survey, engaging secondary and elementary teachers on issues of stress and imbalance, as well as possible ways to create improvements in this balance. The report brought forward several results, including the fact that many teachers felt a strong tension between work responsibilities, as well as duties and responsibilities outside of the work environment.[6]

Members edit

Associate members edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Home". Canadian Teachers' Federation. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Members". Education International. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Harry Charlesworth". BC Teachers' Federation Online Museum. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  4. ^ Winzer, M; Mazurek, K (2011). "Canadian Teachers' Associations and the Inclusive Movement for Students with Special Needs". Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (116).
  5. ^ Alam, Hina. "Violence in schools on increase, says report by Canadian Teachers Federation". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ Froese-Germain, Bernie. "Work–Life Balance and the Canadian Teaching Profession". Education Resources Information Center. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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