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Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

Do you know an outstanding teacher? Someone who has made a major difference in the lives of students in your community? Now is your chance to nominate them for a 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence! Recipients receive cash prizes of $5,000 (national level) or $1,000 (regional level), a certificate and a letter from the Prime Minister. National level recipients are invited to Ottawa to receive their award from the Prime Minister and to share best teaching practices with... +Read More

Nova Scotian appointed as Secretary General of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cassandra Hallett DaSilva as the Federation’s new Secretary General. “The Secretary General of CTF is a key position at the heart of Canada’s teaching profession and education system,” explains CTF President Dianne Woloschuk. “Hallett DaSilva, a former CTF International Program Officer, brings a wealth of understanding of Canadian schools and teacher organizations to the Federation. She is a seasoned teacher and educational leader... +Read More

Catholic school board reconsiders ban on Grade 6 students’ gay rights project

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is reconsidering its decision to ban a project on gay rights by two Grade 6 students at St. George elementary school, a ban the board’s director says has been “misconstrued.” The principal “had some concerns about the age appropriateness of the material the kids wanted to present,” director of education Julian Hanlon said Friday. “But what’s being portrayed in the media is that we’re not allowing the presentation because it was on gay rights, and that’s... +Read More

Children’s voices front and centre at National Summit and Town Hall on child poverty

OTTAWA – Some 55 young people, ages 10-15 years, students from every province and territory, will gather in Ottawa for a nationwide Keep the Promise (KTP) Summit and Town Hall, Nov. 18-19, 2014. The event aims to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, which has increased overall since that time. During this two-day educational session, students will learn more about the democratic process and... +Read More

Former PM says aboriginal education should be front and centre

Aboriginal education and engagement is critical to Saskatchewan’s future according to a former prime minister of Canada. The Right Honourable Paul Martin spoke to a packed room at the Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon during an event hosted by St. Andrew’s College. The theme of the event was “All My Relations – Aboriginal Education and the Future.” While there has been substantial progress in terms of indigenous education within universities, there is room to grow, he told Saskatoon Afternoon Thursday.... +Read More
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