Canadian Teachers Group (CTG) of Amnesty International-Canadian Section
Publisher: Canadian Teachers Group (CTG) of Amnesty International-Canadian Section, Ottawa, Canada
Organization profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2122
Abstract: At the last annual general meeting of Amnesty International (June, 1980) in Sackville, N.B., a motion was presented and carried that a Canadian Teachers' Group (CTG) of Amnesty International (AI), Canadian section, be formed.
The major focus of CTG will be to take AI materials directly to teachers in schools and thus indirectly to students. Additional purposes include: involving teachers n the urgent action network (especially for children), general letter-writing on behalf of prisoners of conscience, etc.
Three major levels have been decided upon for the existence of this group:
1) Post-secondary level;
2) Secondary level;
3) Elementary level.
These levels are considered to be general ones since educational structures vary from province to province.
One of the recommendations of the Annual Meeting was that AI Adoption Groups and Action Groups be encouraged to establish contacts in their groups who will be liaisons with teachers in their area.
CTG hopes that school libraries will subscribe to AI, publications and that groups will be encouraged to donate subscriptions or other publications to these libraries for purposes of establishing contacts with them. Pilot projects have already begun in some high schools; action groups are already active in some universities, community colleges and CEGEPS.
People who wish to participate are encouraged to join AI and contributions from them will be used to cover expenses of the groups.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.