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A GREER AWARD FOR TFO

Published on 10 April 2015
Recognized for its Excellence in Education Toronto, April 10, 2015. This morning, Groupe Média TFO received the Greer Award in recognition of its exceptional contribution to education in Ontario. This award handed out by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) highlights TFO’s contributions and commitment as exemplified by its original and innovative actions in education. “It is quite an honour to be thus recognized. Throughout the years, TFO has earned an enviable reputation thanks to the innovative nature of its educational French-language content, which has led to record levels of audience engagement in Canada and abroad. This award is the result of a committed and expert team’s hard work, devoted to developing stimulating and interesting educational content,” indicated Julie Caron, Director, TFO Éducation. Groupe Média TFO was nominated by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO). “The AEFO warmly congratulates TFO on receiving this award. TFO has really become known for its excellent programming and for its deep understanding of French Ontario. Its presence in the province’s media landscape is essential, and contributes to the vitality of the French fact, notably thanks to the rich content of its shows and resources for our young Francophones” declared the President of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), Mr Carol Jolin. This recognition comes with a $750 cash award that Groupe Média TFO will hand over to an organization chosen by its employees. TFO will also produce an ad to make public its donation to the chosen organization. The Greer Award was established in 1947 in memory of Dr. V.K. Greer, a distinguished Ontario educator. Because of the high regard for Dr. Greer, his colleagues established a fund as a memorial to the man and his contributions to public education. About Groupe Média TFO Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for children and audiences seeking educational and innovative content in French. It provides stimulating experiences and award-winning products on the cutting-edge of digital learning. To celebrate 400 years of French presence in Ontario, TFO has taken on the educational mission of adapting historian David Hackett Fischer’s epic biography Le Rêve de Champlain (Champlain’s Dream) into a new docudrama series. Much more than a television series, the project is a package of digital properties: games, smart phone applications, and interactive content for teachers and students.

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For information Carole Nkoa Corporate Communications Specialist Groupe Média TFO cnkoa@tfo.org 416-968-8313