CTF Blog – A Safe and Sustainable Return to Publicly Funded Schools

August 19th, 2020|

 | Funding and resourcingPublic education

Ottawa – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE), the voice of more than 300,000 teachers in all provinces and territories, believes in a Canada where every child has equitable access to quality publicly funded public education. We urge all jurisdictions across the country to work together so that schools can reopen and stay open in a way that is safe and sustainable. To do this, we need a long-term strategy that goes beyond September; rather than rushing to reopen without adequate plans, delaying or staggering students’ return to school buildings will allow teachers and staff the time needed to properly prepare classrooms and common spaces, which is a better scenario than a failed restart. Instead, the current reopening plans for schools put forward by the Provinces and Territories throw caution to the wind. For months, teacher organizations have urged governments to listen. Unfortunately, the advice of our profession and our sector has been largely ignored, silencing teachers and leaving us concerned.


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2020 NTA Teaching Excellence Award Winner

June 4th, 2020|

Marsha Rhodes, Grade 3 teacher at Joamie School in Iqaluit, is this year’s winner of the NTA’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  Marsha is a long-term Northern educator who has demonstrated a tireless passion in developing lessons and activities for her students.  NTA’s Central Council will be honouring Marsha at our AMCC 2020 banquet on May 9th, and Marsha will also receive a $1000 professional development bursary to help her achieve her PD goals.

Congratulations to Marsha and all fellow nominees!

Past Winners:

2019: Julia MacPherson

2018: Trudi Bruce

2017: Pascale Baillargeon

2016: Rebecca Hainnu & Mary Piercey – Lewis

2015: Becky Tootoo