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SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation
OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - On International Women's Day, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) would like to salute all women teachers and, particularly, the women who hold leadership positions within the CTF Member organizations and our Affiliate Member.
"We are proud of all the Canadian teachers who have helped to raise awareness around gender issues, provided leadership training and promoted the equality of women within the labour movement here and abroad," says CTF President Paul Taillefer.
"Internationally, CTF and its Members organizations have also helped to advance gender equality in developing countries for over 50 years through the CTF International Programs," adds Taillefer.
Statistics show that women make up the majority in the education sector and in their organizations. According to the 2006 Census, women account for:
"Women are powerful and effective leaders whose voices and vision benefit their organizations," explains Taillefer. "Women's leadership within their teacher organizations often leads to leadership positions in other areas of public life, such as politics. This leadership also opens doors to mentorships and to the nurturing of skills in other women. It often inspires young women and girls to follow in their footsteps. That is why leadership development is a critical step in female empowerment."
CTF would like to honour the following women who serve on the CTF Board of Directors:
CTF also wishes to recognize the following members of the CTF Advisory Committee on the Status of Women for their wisdom and guidance in the promotion of gender equality:
Many more women hold office within CTF Member organizations' boards/executive committees. Learn about more of them in the most recent issue of Perspectives http://www.ctf-fce.ca/Priorities/default.aspx?ArtID=2998&year=2013&index_id=65551&lang=EN
The Canadian Teachers' Federation, an alliance of 15 Member organizations and one Affiliate Member representing nearly 200,000 teachers across the country, is a member of the international body of teachers Education International (EI). Follow CTF on Twitter @CanTeachersFed, @EnseigneCanada.
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