OTTAWA, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) is
pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of
Canada, has agreed to become the Patron of the CTF Imagineaction program.
"We are extremely honoured that His Excellency the Right Honourable
David Johnston has agreed to become Patron of our Imagineaction program. This program's goals are very much aligned with His
Excellency's vision of a smart and caring nation that values the
importance of civic engagement, empathy and community involvement,"
says CTF President Paul Taillefer.
"Imagineaction is an innovative educational program which goes beyond
the curriculum, using a critical thinking model to teach citizenship
through active participation in community-based projects," Taillefer
adds. "Imagineaction is national in scope, providing English and French schools with funding
subsidies to encourage student-initiated, developed and delivered
social action projects to effect change at the community level.
"We are delighted that His Excellency has confidence in the Imagineaction program which provides the framework to support his three pillars as
outlined in his 2010 installation speech,"concludes the CTF President.
Other patrons of the Imagineaction program include former governor general the Right Honourable Michëlle
Jean (2005-2010) and former senator the Honourable Landon Pearson.
The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) is the voice of nearly 200,000 teachers across the country and Imagineaction is accessible to over 393,000 public education teachers.
SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation
For further information:
Comments: CTF President Paul Taillefer
Contact: Francine Filion, Director of Communications 613-688-4314