Half a million Canadian teachers, education professionals and education workers represented at EI World Congress in Ottawa, July 21-26

OTTAWA, July 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Half a million teachers, education professionals and education workers in Canada will be represented at the quadrennial 7th Education International (EI) World Congress in Ottawa, July 21-26. The Canadians are among the 2,000 delegates, observers and guests from over 150 countries representing 402 organizations as part of EI's 30-million membership. They will examine global issues in education, including austerity measures, public education, trade union movements, commercialization of education, GBLTT, Indigenous rights and the prevention of school-related gender-based violence.

EI Canadian Affiliate Members are:

EI President Susan Hopgood and EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen will present the top issues at a news conference at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 19. The presidents of the EI Canadian Affiliate Members will also be available at the conference to provide regional and national perspectives.

Details:

What: 

EI World Congress



Who:

2,000 delegates, observers and guests.



When:

Pre-congress events, July 19-21, and Congress, July 21-26, 2015



Where:

Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa



How:

Download EI's free app to access congress documents, the calendar of resolutions, live news and our twitter feed (#unite4ed)

 

Click here to find out the ten top reasons why media should cover the event.

Key events

Tuesday, July 21 –

5:00 p.m.

Official opening ceremony

Wednesday, July 22 –

2:15 p.m.

Elections of Executive Board and Regional positions


2:45 p.m.

Resolutions: The Response to Privatization, Commercialization and Financing

Thursday, July 23 –

9:30 a.m.

Resolutions: The Right to Educational Quality, Equity and Learning


6:00 p.m.

Book launch of Flip the System

Friday, July 24 –

10:30 a.m.

Resolutions on Human and Trade Union Rights


2:00 p.m.

Resolutions on Austerity, Debt and Commodification of Education


4:15 p.m.

Resolutions on Improving our Status and Employment Conditions

Saturday, July 25 –

9:00 a.m.

Resolutions on The World We Want


2:00 p.m.

Presentation of Budget


5:00 p.m.

EI Awards Ceremony: Awards presented to Ms. Luisa Bautista-Yu (the Philippines) and Ahmed Jassam SalihAl-shiblawi (Iraq)

Sunday, July 26 –

9:00 a.m.

Resolutions on EI Structures and Dues


10:00 a.m.

Resolutions on Solidarity and Unity


12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Official closing ceremony (Closing speech from EI President Susan Hopgood)

 

Click here for the proposed resolutions.

 

SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation

For further information: EI Headquarters, Brussels: Timo Linsenmaier, +32 473 52 47 30 (Brussels); Andrew King, +32 473 54 63 62; Canada: Francine Filion (CTF), 1-613-688-4314; Valérie Dufour (CAUT), 1-613-293-1810; Quebec: Christine Marceau (CSQ), 1-514-235-5082; France Désaulniers (FNEEQ-CSN), 1-514-219-2947; Hans-Olivier Poirier Grenier (FQPPU), 1-514-755-5858; Claude Fortin (FPPU), 1-819-649-1822

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