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 […]
To help ease the burden of evacuations and loss, Community Savings Credit Union is providing up to $15,000 of financial support to help union members impacted by wildfires. We will provide $500 in funds directly to individual union members that require assistance. $15,000 will be distributed through the Kamloops & District Labour Council, North Okanagan Labour Council, and South Okanagan […]
The BCTF will host its last New Teachers’ Zoom Gathering (NTZG) on Wednesday June 23, 2021. Last fall, we were shocked by a video of a Trans student being physically assaulted on school property in BC. This last NTZG will give new teachers an opportunity to reflect and share thoughts and concrete ways to make […]
Listening to the Land, Giving Voice to the Sea: Stories to Nourish Hope and Resiliency October 22-23rd, 2021, Victoria BC and Online Everywhere The Salish Sea Environmental Educators Professional Specialists Association (EEPSA) is hosting a C2C conference for people to learn about and participate in cultural and nature learning. This conference is for educators; teachers, […]
What do you believe to be the pressing issues within our School District? Julie Melanson I believe we need to ensure there is effective communication with stakeholders, including building effective mechanisms to include meaningful participation in Board processes, strengthening relationships between the the Board and their staff groups CUPE5523, VTA and Principals and Vice Principals […]
Vernon District Parents Advisory Council with Vernon Teachers’ Association and CUPE5523 are hosting an all candidates forum via zoom prior to the advance polls. We have also provided each candidate who has confirmed attendance with a questionnaire to respond to by Sunday, May 16. We will forward the responses to you for publication. Date: Tuesday, […]
BCTF members who identify as women are invited to apply to participate in a Women’s Wellness Event on the evening of Thursday, June 10, and all day, Friday, June 11, 2021. This event will include: a President’s welcome, comedian’s presentation, and ice breaker on Thursday, June 10 a panel discussion, workshop sessions, wellness activities, slam […]
New Teachers! Join the conversation with the award winning educator and author Hannah Beach. Her 25 years expertise is in developing innovative inclusive programs and resources. You will get a chance to win her latest book Reclaiming Our Students! Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3:30-4:30pm. Register here.
Hosted by the Vernon Teachers’ Association and School District 22, the 2021 Conference features keynote speaker Dr. Jody Carrington. Join your colleagues to share, wonder and celebrate all that we can do (and have done!) together this year. Take the time to connect, to reflect, and to look forward. Register here after May 3, 2021.
Congratulations and Thank-you to the Incoming Executive Council Members for 2021/2022 President – Cori Huizer First Vice President – Billie Jo Beaudoin Second Vice President – Shay Best Local Association Representative – Dave MacKenzie Bargaining Chair – Shawna Mitchell Social Justice Rep – Vipasha Brar Public Relations/Communications – Charlene Lau OHS Chair – Alison Norris […]