Issue # 20 | March 2016

In this issue

Vive la Francophonie!

Picking up on this issue’s theme of la Francophonie, President Heather Smith describes how the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) supports Francophone teachers in minority settings. [+]

Reflections of a committed “Francophile”

CTF Secretary General Cassie Hallett describes her journey to being a “Francophile” which was ignited when she was a teenager participating in a summer immersion program. [+]

Feature: Francophone liaison officers, a mobilizing force

Discover how CTF Services to Francophones is all about people — not just a program area at CTF. [+]

CTF’s International Program: En français, s’il vous plaît!

Throughout its 54-year history, the CTF International Program has been involved with teacher organizations in 14 Francophone countries among others. [+]

Togo — Always at the heart of our lives

Discover the lived experiences of Simone Desilets and Simon Pagé, both members of The Alberta Teachers’ Association who travelled to Togo as part of the 2015 CTF Project Overseas program. [+]

Francophone teachers in British Columbia

This small but strong Francophone teachers’ union within the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation is determined to have its voice heard. [+]

Francophone teachers in Manitoba

Find out more about the ÉFM – a 47-year-old association that represents Francophone teachers in minority settings within The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. [+]

The National Film Board (NFB) offers a wealth of resources for teachers []

About 90% of Canadian schools are subscribed to the NFB’s CAMPUS, its online media resource. If you’re unsure whether your school has a subscription you can check CAMPUS. In the meantime, here’s an excellent blog about the story of the fight for linguistic rights for Francophone Canadians. [+]

Connected to learn: Teachers’ experiences with networked technologies in the classroom

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation and MediaSmarts partnered to gain a better understanding of the role new technologies play in teaching and learning in Canadian schools. [+]

Follow CTF on

Share this issue




Canadian Teachers’ Federation
2490 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1
Tel: 613-232-1505
Fax: 613-232-1886
Toll Free: 1-866-283-1505

Perspectives web magazine is published by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent over 273,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada.

Editor In Chief: Francine Filion | Translation and Editing: Marie‑Caroline Uhel and Marie‑Hélène Larrue
Proofreading: Denise Léger
Graphic Design: Nathalie Hardy and Jean-Louis Lauriol | Web Design: Greg Edwards

Requests for permission to reproduce any part of this publication for academic, professional, or commercial purposes should be sent to [email protected]. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect the views of the CTF.

Comments: [email protected]