Issue # 18 | September 2015

In this issue

Hear our collective voices in this federal election

In her first message as CTF President, Heather Smith explains how teachers can make well-informed decisions as they head to the polls on Oct. 19. That is why CTF has invited all major parties to each contribute an article to this special issue of Perspectives. [+]

Conservative Party of Canada

At time of publishing the special issue, CTF had yet to receive an article from the Conservative Party of Canada. [+]

Canada’s NDP

Every school morning, thousands of teachers and education support workers across Canada head into the classroom, hoping to give kids the best education they can. [+]

Liberal Party of Canada

As teachers and early childhood educators prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year, we are reminded now more than ever that learning professionals play a critical role in our children’s development and in shaping the future of our country. [+]

Green Party of Canada

Teachers are usually the first to know. A hungry child that can’t focus on their lesson plan. A student struggling with depression, falling through the cracks in our mental health care system. Teachers know that poverty and mental illness are powerful forces in Canadian life because they see their effects in the classroom every day. [+]

Our asks: where the parties stand

Find out where federal political parties stand with respect to proposals put forth by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation for child and youth mental health and child poverty. Visit this site often as it will be updated when political leaders make policy announcements tied to these two issues. [+]

Getting involved is easy as ABC!

We know teachers lead busy lives especially at the beginning of the school year. Find out how you can become involved in raising your teacher voice in this federal election, whether you have a minute or an hour. Check out this site with tools and ideas. [+]

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Perspectives web magazine is published by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada.

Editor In Chief: Francine Filion | Translation: Marie-Caroline Uhel and Marie-Hélène Larrue
Graphic Design: Nathalie Hardy and Athina Lavoie | Web Design: Greg Edwards and Patrick Jean

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