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Articles from Canada

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2017

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals

    Gus Van Harten

    Imagine if governments proposed a supreme tribunal for the world. The tribunal would have the power to review anything countries can do in their sovereign role. It could review countries’ laws and regulations at any level. It could review the judgments of their highest courts.

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals
  2. Leading the profession 31 May 2017

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries

    Philippa Cordingley

    Early stages in research projects are always a mix of aspirations, exploration of the research literature and growing clarity about key questions. In a research project that is as important as the one funded by Education International, to explore how national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’...

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries
  3. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 February 2017

    Canada: school counsellors take on a central role within school communities

    From emotional support to preparing students for future careers, Canada’s school counsellors are experiencing a shift in school practice to see them increasingly become more integral to the lives of young people.

    Canada: school counsellors take on a central role within school communities
  5. Standards and working conditions 6 January 2017

    Canada: union deal with provincial government to spur teacher hiring spree

    The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has announced that more than 1,000 teachers will be hired after the government’s first $50 million commitment toward fulfilling last year’s Supreme Court ruling on the province’s classroom conditions.

    Canada: union deal with provincial government to spur teacher hiring spree
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 October 2016

    Canada: Media Literacy Week encourages student engagement in media tools

    From 31 October until 4 November, the Media Literacy Week in Canada will focus on hands-on media creation for children and teenagers, and highlight the importance of teaching them digital and media literacy skills.

    Canada: Media Literacy Week encourages student engagement in media tools
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 September 2016

    Quebec union celebrates National Day for education support personnel

    The Centrale des syndicats du Québec is celebrating the work and commitment of the province’s education support personnel, who are integral to transforming schools into communities and greatly contribute to students’ success.

    Quebec union celebrates National Day for education support personnel
  8. Union renewal and development 14 July 2016

    Canadian Teachers’ Federation welcomes back former member to the family

    In a unanimous decision, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation was welcomed back as a member of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation by delegates attending the Annual General Meeting in Montreal.

    Canadian Teachers’ Federation welcomes back former member to the family
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 14 July 2016

    Canada’s education leaders look to put wellness back into classrooms

    School is meant to be a safe place, but for too many children and their teachers the classroom has become a source of mental illness, which is why Canada’s teacher unions are taking action.

    Canada’s education leaders look to put wellness back into classrooms
  10. Equity and inclusion 10 May 2016

    Canada supports UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    In a long-awaited move the Canadian government has shifted its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by joining more than 140 other countries in signing the agreement.

    Canada supports UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  11. Union growth 21 April 2016

    “Speak Truth To Power Canada” receives national award

    The online teacher resource on human rights, “Speak Truth To Power Canada”, has received this year’s Award of Outstanding Achievement in New Media by the Canadian Museums Association.

    “Speak Truth To Power Canada” receives national award
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 March 2016

    Canada: Quebecois teachers want to give each student equal chances opportunity

    The Rendez-vous CSQ de l’éducation 2016 represented a crucial occasion for Quebec’s teacher unionists to debate and share experiences on one of the most important challenges in education, i.e. equal opportunities for all.

    Canada: Quebecois teachers want to give each student equal chances opportunity
  13. Equity and inclusion 25 January 2016

    Canada: School shooting sheds light on issues that go beyond the classroom

    The lives lost to gunfire in La Loche, Saskatchewan represent not only a tragedy to a community, but reinforce the need of quality schools and teachers in places facing social challenges.

    Canada: School shooting sheds light on issues that go beyond the classroom
  14. Equity and inclusion 21 January 2016

    Majority of Canadian teachers say that more LGBTQ support is needed in schools

    According to Canada’s largest study on teachers’ perspectives on LGBTQ inclusive education in the country, only 30 percent of educators say their schools have responded effectively to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic harassment.

    Majority of Canadian teachers say that more LGBTQ support is needed in schools
  15. Equity and inclusion 15 December 2015

    Canada: final report on residential schools paves way for reconciliation

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, which is calling to redress the destructive legacy of residential schools, is being acknowledged by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation as a great path towards the reconciliation process.

    Canada: final report on residential schools paves way for reconciliation
  16. Union growth 18 November 2015

    Global education union leaders stand in solidarity with Quebecois colleagues

    The Education International’s Executive Board has adopted a clear and strong message of solidarity in support of its colleagues in Quebec demanding better quality public services in the Canadian province.

    Global education union leaders stand in solidarity with Quebecois colleagues
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 25 August 2015

    Canada: Ontario high school teachers reach a deal with government

    With the school year fast approaching Ontario’s public high school teachers have agreed to terms on a new contract with the provincial government, avoiding labour action which included a ban on extracurricular activities.

    Canada: Ontario high school teachers reach a deal with government