OTTAWA, Oct. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the
Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that CTVglobemedia
is continuing its longstanding commitment to media literacy in Canada by
becoming the presenting sponsor of National Media Education Week, November
Media Awareness Network and the Canadian Teachers' Federation are the
lead partners in National Media Education Week, created in 2006 to promote
media education and encourage media literacy activities throughout Canada.
"Canada is ahead of much of the world when it comes to integrating media
education into our schools and communities, but we have a long way to go
before it becomes a part of every child's education," says Cathy Wing, Acting
Executive Director of Media Awareness Network. "This pivotal sponsorship from
CTVglobemedia enables us to spread the word about the importance of media
education as a forward-thinking strategy for creating thoughtful, engaged and
informed young people." Her comments support the observation by CTF President
Emily Noble of "the importance of a major media network recognizing the need
for media awareness on the part of Canadian youth."
"CTVglobemedia is pleased to support Canada's second annual National
Media Education Week," says Vice-President of Public Affairs Sarah Crawford.
"We applaud the Canadian Teachers' Federation and Media Awareness Network, who
have created this week to promote media literacy as a key component in the
education of young people, and to encourage the integration of media education
into Canadian schools, homes and communities."
For more information on National Media Education Week 2007, visit
www.mediaeducationweek.ca or contact Media Awareness Network
Media Awareness Network (http://www.education-medias.ca/) is a Canadian
not-for-profit centre of expertise and excellence in media education. Its
vision is to ensure children and youth possess the necessary critical thinking
skills and tools to understand and actively engage with media.
Canadian Teachers' Federation (http://www.ctf-fce.ca) speaks for 220,000
teachers in Canada as their national voice on education and related social
issues. CTF membership includes Member organizations in every province and
territory in Canada as well as an Affiliate Member in Ontario. CTF
(www.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of the international body of teachers,
Education International (www.ei-ie.org).
CTVglobemedia Inc. (http://www.ctvglobemedia.com/en/) is Canada's premier
multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. owns
and operates conventional television and radio stations across the country,
and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments
include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome
Productions, a North-American leader in the provision of mobile high
definition production facilities.
For further information:
For further information: Cathy Wing, Acting Executive Director, Media
Awareness Network, (613) 224-7721, ext. 227; Francine Filion, Director of
Communications, Canadian Teachers' Federation, (613) 232-1505, ext. 630