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New Teachers’ Zoom Gathering

New Teachers’ Zoom Gathering

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 […]

C2C 2021 Annual Provincial Conference

C2C 2021 Annual Provincial Conference

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, […]

SD#22 School Board Trustee Candidate Responses

SD#22 School Board Trustee Candidate Responses

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 […]

SD#22 Trustee Election All Candidates Forum

SD#22 Trustee Election All Candidates Forum

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 Women’s Wellness Event

BCTF Women’s Wellness Event

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’ ZOOM Gathering

New Teachers’ ZOOM Gathering

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.

Register Now for May 21, 2021 ProD

Register Now for May 21, 2021 ProD

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.

Election of Executive Council Members for 2021/2022

Election of Executive Council Members for 2021/2022

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 […]

May 3-7 is TTOC Appreciation Week!

May 3-7 is TTOC Appreciation Week!

Recognizing our Teachers Teaching on Call, not only this week but every day. We support and value the immensely important work of our VTA TTOCs. They continue to go into any school and any class throughout the pandemic and help ensure students get the opportunities and support they need. Our schools would not be able […]

Q&A: Temporary Contracts and Conversion to Continuing

Q&A: Temporary Contracts and Conversion to Continuing

Monday, May 17th from 4:00pm-5:30pm VTA President Cori Huizer and SD#22 Director of Human Resources Malcolm Reid will host this virtual Q&A. This session will help members understand the language of temporary contracts and the processes to becoming a continuing contract teacher in SD#22. Click here for the Zoom link.