OTTAWA, ON – Canadian Parents for French, National would like to acknowledge and thank every teacher that has and continues to impact our lives. Thanks goes out especially to the dedication of French as a second language teachers, providing all students in Canada the opportunity to learn French in a program that meets their needs and aspirations.
World Teacher’s Day 2018 is a reason for celebration, as it marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children.
Each year the Canadian Teachers Federation recognizes this milestone date with a unique theme, this year being “Teachers, the Heartbeat of Public Education”. Canadian Parents for French advocates for universal access to FSL education for all Canadian students. With the current challenge of maintaining an adequate supply of FSL teachers across Canada, it is an opportune time to recognize the added efforts required from French as a second language teachers and the “heart” that they put into their work to benefit their students every day, opening opportunities for youth across Canada to adopt bilingual or multilingual lifestyles. French as a second language plays a key role in integrating newcomers into Canadian society.
On this special day, join us, Canadian Parents for French, the Canadian Teachers Federation and its member organizations in over 100 countries, in celebrating World Teachers’ Day. Thank your child’s classroom teacher, and especially your school’s FSL teachers, to show them we all recognize and appreciate the work they do every day to promote a bilingual Canada.
Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that promotes and creates opportunities to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home.