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12/09/16

All-gender washrooms in schools raises question: Who cares where you pee?

The small picture of a black toilet on a white background above the word “washroom” has become a big sign of inclusion for a rural school district in Saskatchewan. Prairie Valley School Division, near Regina, has created all-gender washrooms at… +Read More
11/16/16

NCTR and CTF come together to forge a path to reconciliation

Ottawa (Ontario) – The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are proud to launch a new teacher resource that aims to educate students across the country about residential schools and set them on the path to reconciliation. The goal of the new resource, Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?, are: to increase student knowledge, foster understanding, and promote social action by youth that will lead to positive change in... +Read More
10/31/16

Teens learn new digital skills for making and creating at Media Literacy Week launch

OTTAWA – The 11th annual Media Literacy Week kicked off today in Ottawa with students from across Canada coming together to learn new digital media production skills. The event, held at the Canadian Museum of Nature, was hosted by MediaSmarts… +Read More
Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?
10/18/16

CTF launches a new teacher resource to open discussion on truth and reconciliation

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to release a new teacher resource entitled Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?, a classroom discussion booklet developed by CTF and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The booklet is… +Read More
10/05/16

Let’s celebrate educators

It’s World Teachers’ Day, and this year’s theme is ‘valuing teachers, improving their status.’ The day has been held on Oct. 5 of each year since 1994 and it celebrates a stride made for educators on Oct. 5, 1966 when then United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. “Teachers play a pivotal role. The relationship that they have with students and the interaction has been proven to be critical in... +Read More
09/30/16

New tool to open discussion on mental health in Canadian classrooms

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to release a discussion booklet for Grades 5-12 titled — Mental Health Stigma: Challenging it Together! The booklet was developed to help teachers open up classroom discussions on mental health stigma to… +Read More
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