On World Teacher’s Day, October 5th, the Green Party of Canada salutes teachers as vital to our healthy communities. “As the Canadian Teachers’ Federation points out, teachers are ‘pillars of democracy’ and play an extremely valuable role in educating our youth about democracy, sustainability, and citizenship. We owe a huge debt to teachers everywhere,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich Gulf Islands.
Education International (EI) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) honours and celebrates the valuable work of teachers each year on Oct. 5 since 1994. World Teachers’ Day now profiles the work of over 30 million educators around the world.