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2022/2023 VTA Executive Committee

2022/2023 VTA Executive Committee

A Welcome Back to the following people who have been acclaimed for next year: 1st Vice President: Billie Jo Beaudoin 2nd Vice President: Shay Best Secretary: Meghan Black Treasurer: Steve Skultety Local Association Rep: Dave MacKenzie Professional Development Chair: Shawna Mitchell Social Justice Rep: Charlie Taylor Public Relations/Communication: Charlene Lau OH&S Chair Alison Norris Member […]

VTA Loves TTOCs

VTA Loves TTOCs

May 2-6, 2022 is TTOC Appreciation Week! We LOVE Teachers Teaching On Call! Between the ongoing challenge of teacher shortages and two years into a pandemic, you have been essential in keeping schools and classrooms open and running effectively. You manage to connect and build relationships with students and colleagues, provide meaningful learning opportunities for […]

Job Opportunity: VTA Mentorship Coordinator

Job Opportunity: VTA Mentorship Coordinator

VTA Philosophy of Mentorship:   Mentorship is a reciprocal, relationship-based approach to collegial exploration of professional growth. It is based on peer collaboration, professional respect, and continuing growth.  Mentorship needs to be recognized, valued and resourced. The primary goal is to cultivate and expand professional practice, develop a community of support, and to set and […]

New Teachers’ ZOOM Meeting

New Teachers’ ZOOM Meeting

Enhancing SOGI-Inclusive Language and Practices Come share ideas and resources while making connections with new teacher colleagues and bilingual SOGI-focused practitioners from across the province at our upcoming New Teachers’ Zoom Gathering. Register Now! (choice of English or French breakout rooms) Join an open discussion on building awareness and growing enhanced practices through SOGI-inclusive language for English […]

The Well Teacher Group

The Well Teacher Group

The Well Teacher Group is a free program that focuses on developing tools and skills related to improving teachers’ vitality and resiliency. This holistic approach to wellness will equip teachers to make lifestyle changes that will positively affect their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. All groups are virtual, confidential, and facilitated by trained health consultants […]

BCTF Teacher

BCTF Teacher

Check out the latest publication of the BC Teachers’ Federation Teacher Magazine. Learning about food: Sardis Secondary School Farm, food justice, and resisting Eurocentric ideals in food studies.

Seeking Delegates to the BCTF AGM

Seeking Delegates to the BCTF AGM

The VTA is seeking 8 members to attend the BCTF AGM March 19-22nd, 2022. For more information please email our Local Area Representative, Dave MacKenzie at [email protected]

VTA General Meeting

VTA General Meeting

Please pre-register for our virtual General Meeting on Feburary 7, 2022 at 4:00pm. Please use your personal email address to register, not your SD22 email address. Meeting business includes election of VTA delegates to the BCTF AGM and local bargaining updates.

The Well Teacher Group

The Well Teacher Group

A Virtual Workshop to help positively affect teachers’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th 2021 is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day honours the children who were taken from their homes and families and sent to residential schools. Many of us are learning how to feel and communicate about this painful history. September 30th is an opportunity for us to honour […]