World Teachers' Day across the continents, it's a day that celebrates the profession and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of a United Nations Recommendation on the Status of Teachers.
That document was crafted and adopted to address teachers' rights and responsibilities on a global scale.
This years commemoration celebrates the theme of "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers" and through the UN, teachers are being recognized for their contribution to the development of our future citizens.
As well, the day is one to showcase the work of teachers and to discuss the progress made and review the persistent challenges when it comes to education.
Through the day people world wide have been sharing their support for teachers through the twitter hashtag of #WorldTeachersDay,
The collection of contributors makes for a diverse mixture of the famous and the not so famous all seeking to salute the work of those in the classrooms of the world.
A more formal statement from the Prime Minister can be found here.
It's anticipated that provincial and municipal leaders will also share their salutes as the day moves forward, and as we discover those notes of support we'll share them below.
The British Columbia Government statement on World Teachers' Day.
On the North Coast, a letter of recognition for World Teachers' Day from School District Chair Tina Last was shared through social media yesterday.
In it, SD52 Chair Tina Last paid tribute to the teachers of the district, calling attention to a changing world and the challenges it brings to the teaching profession and thanking teachers for the passion and efforts with our children.
North Coast residents can do their part in celebrating the work of teachers in person at their children's schools, or through any number of social media options in the community.
On twitter, the #PrinceRupert forum is one place where salutations can be delivered.
More notes related to education on the North Coast can be found on our archive page.