World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day

The global pandemic has resulted in this being one of the most challenging professional years for many teachers and educators. Despite these challenges, teachers have continued to show up and step up, role modelling values of courage, curiosity, determination and resilience while leading students through uncertain times.  

Whether you are supporting in-class instruction, remote learning or a combination of both, thank you for doing what you do best. Thank you for helping to create a generation of compassionate, critical thinkers who feel prepared, confident and ready to make their marks on the world. 

On this World Teachers’ Day, October 5, let’s celebrate teachers for their professionalism and leadership. This year’s theme is Teaching for a Better World: Together in Strength and Solidarity.

A Day of Action

October 5 provides an opportunity to collectively thank teachers for their dedication and perseverance. On this day, the public is invited to participate in a virtual Day of Action by posting a #RedforEd photo of themselves wearing red on social media, along with a thank you to #SaskTeachers. Let’s flood social media in a sea of red to show teachers how much we care. 

Join the Global 24-Hour Virtual Day Celebration

Education International is hosting an online party and you’re invited! Join world leaders and education influencers from 173 countries on a virtual world tour to celebrate teachers. EI’s event theme of Taking the Lead is about strengthening our collective solidarity for teachers and the teaching profession. As an EI affiliate, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is featured within the program.  

Tune in to learn how educators from every continent are navigating their way through the pandemic. Speakers include: 

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand
  • Jane Goodall, Primatologist and Anthropologist, Jane Goodall Institute

For the full list of speakers, times and to register for the virtual event, visit