OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

October 05, 2010 14:34 ET

World Teachers' Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2010) - Every year around the globe, October 5th marks World Teachers' Day. On this day parents, students and activists celebrate the efforts of teachers to not only educate and nurture their students, but to champion education for all.

This year's theme of "Recovery begins with teachers" highlights the critical role of teachers in restoring and maintaining the well-being of communities after a crisis. Whether it be a humanitarian disaster or economic run that disrupts a community, the role of teachers and education workers is vital to social, economic and intellectual rebuilding.

"World Teachers' Day also provides an opportunity for people to recognize the depth and breadth of the work of all education workers," said Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO). "Public Education begins in the early years of a child's life, even before the traditional school years and continues until after post-secondary education, with adult learners and re-training programs."

"I am proud of the work of all our members, our teachers and our support staff, and join the rest of the world today in praising their efforts and achievements," said Coran.

OSSTF/FEESO represents over 60,000 educational professionals committed to protecting and enhancing public education in Ontario.

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Ken Coran
    (416) 751-8300 or 1-800-267-7867