WINNIPEG, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)
is pleased that the École Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys in Markham,
Ontario has acquired the 50,000th booklet in the Dream Big series.
The CTF and its partner, the Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française (ACELF), have developed this series to give exogamous couples the
support they need to help their school-age children develop, expand and
improve their French-language skills and build their Francophone
identity in a minority setting. Launched in 2007, the Dream Big series includes four booklets.
The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Network of
Liaison Officers of CTF Member organizations, in Winnipeg, on February
2. CTF President Paul Taillefer is delighted with this successful
outcome: "Not only are we proud that so many copies of these
identity-building guides are circulated in Francophone communities
across the country, but this confirms that we are addressing a genuine
need for French-language education stakeholders."
Over the years, various partnerships were built to make the development
of this series possible. But the ACELF initiated the concept, and CTF
is pleased to be a privileged partner in this initiative that continues
this year with the preparation of a resource on the use of technology
to foster Francophone identity building. "Thanks to the agreements that
we renew each year with the ACELF, we are able to offer a quality
product to teachers in French-language schools and we wish to thank the
ACELF for that," says Paul Taillefer.
To highlight the event, the CTF is pleased to present the École
Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys with the Debout! 2 CD box set that contains the albums with the ten favorite Francophone
songs chosen by students across the country.
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
For further information:
| Spokesperson: || Paul Taillefer, CTF President |
| Information: || Ronald Boudreau, Director of Services to Francophones |
| Contact: || Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 |