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Urgent action: Mexican teachers need your help!
In the wake of violent crackdowns by police that led to several deaths, including educators, teachers in Mexico urgently need our help and solidarity. Idea Network has set up a page to allow you to send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking him to raise your concerns with Mexico's president when they meet next week. 

CTF calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to address human rights violations in Mexico
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the issue of violent repression of teachers when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week. At least six teachers and two parents were killed in the latest wave of violence against the democratic teachers’ movement in Oaxaca. To assist with legal defence, organizing, and other costs, you can donate to the Oaxacan teachers here.

Feeling drained heading into summer? 
Check out the latest edition of Teacher magazine for suggestions by Dr. Andrew Miki on healthy ways to refuel.  

Feed their Minds. Fund Their Schools
This campaign highlights the need for BC to invest in public education. This brochure explains the major funding challenges faced by BC’s students, teachers, and school districts. Solutions for these issues are offered, as well as suggestions for how everyone concerned about this issue can work together. For detailed information please visit the BCTF Research section and FundBCSchools.ca

Working together to make our schools healthy and safe
All BC students and school staff deserve to learn and work in healthy, safe environments. A new brochure highlights important ongoing health and safety issues in our schools including water and air quality, seismic upgrades, and winter conditions. 

Teaching for Reconciliation 
In addition to the Federation’s new Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Residential Schools in BC resource featured in the slider above, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has released three excellent new grade 5, grade 10, and grade 11/12 residential school teaching resources. These can be downloaded for free, and support teaching of the new curriculum. 

 

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