OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)
is honored that two of its nominees were inducted in the prestigious
Ordre des francophones d'Amérique in the city of Québec last evening.
Lise Routhier-Boudreau, a former president of the Association des enseignantes et des
enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and of the Fédération des
communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) along with the Honourable Senator Claudette Tardif were recognized for their exceptional contributions in support of the
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I congratulate them both for being
recognized for their actions as advocates and defenders of the French
culture and language in Canada," says CTF President Paul Taillefer.
"Although both recipients are originally from small Francophone
communities, their vision and enthusiasm have been larger than life
throughout their career," adds Taillefer referring to
Lise Routhier-Boudreau's hometown of Kapuskasing, Ont., and to Dr.
Claudette Tardif's hometown of Westlock, Alta.
As a staunch unionist and president of the AEFO, Lise promoted the
Francophone teaching profession in Canada and around the world. As
chair of CTF's Advisory Committee on French as a First Language, she was a leading and articulate voice in support of French-language
education in minority settings. Her passion and dedication to the
Francophone community continued when she assumed the presidency of the
For her part, Senator Tardif has held various positions in the academic
world, first as a high school teacher, then moving on to become
professor, dean and director of education at the Faculté Saint Jean,
University of Alberta. In 2005, she was appointed Senator. Throughout
her career, her research has focused on immersion education and the
role of Francophone schooling in the development of cultural identity
in a minority rights environment.
The Ordre des francophones d'Amérique is awarded every year to honour the achievements of individuals who are
committed to maintaining and developing the language of French America.
CTF speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on
education and related social issues. CTF membership includes teacher
organizations across Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation
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