Cassie’s Corner

“The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can go very quickly.” Margaret Atwood In the early 1990s, when I was preparing to become

Cassie’s Corner

I became the Secretary General of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF-FCE) in January 2015. I was almost 48; the CTF-FCE was 95. Despite the Federation’s long history proudly representing a profession primarily made up of women1, I was the first woman named to the role of Secretary General. As a