Save the date – November 13th, 5 PM at the CTA Office. Teachers will enjoy a light dinner and then the feature presentation movie, Indian Horse. Resources will be available, and of course door prizes! Please call (604-792-9233) or email (office@chilliwackteachers.com) to save your seat.

This has been an exciting and beautiful fall in our school district. We are seeing rainbows popping up everywhere. There is now a rainbow crosswalk at the school district office and more rainbow crosswalks are being planned and painted at various school sites. These symbols of acceptance and inclusion are an important step forward for…

Changes to Teacher Regulation Branch You can no longer find the Teacher Regulation branch on the Ministry website. The TRB has been separated into three sections. 1. The Teacher Certification Branch which strictly focuses on the certification process. 2. By searching Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, you will find the site for professional conduct. 3. Standards…

There are a variety of pension workshops available for teachers through the Teachers’ Pension Plan. Here are three workshops that may be of interest to you: 1. Getting to Know Your Pension – 15 minutes of online learning for new or potential plan members. 2. Making the Most of Your Pension – 45 minutes of…

Welcome back to another school year! We hope you have all had a restful and relaxing summer and are re-energized for the year ahead. Over the summer there have been a few developments that we wish to share with you. Firstly, after months of negotiations involving an arbitrator, the CTA and the District signed a…

Welcome back to school everyone! My name is Lindsay Hurley and I am the Chairperson for the Social Justice Committee in Chilliwack. The CTA Social Justice Committee wants your ideas on action to affect change for the Social Justice issues affecting our community. Whether you’re passionate about climate change, economic justice, status of women, LGBTQ2S+,…

The use of technology in our classrooms is now commonplace. However, it is important that teachers do NOT use their own personal devices in the course of their work at school. There are many reasons to not use your own devices including: the protection of your own information on your device; liability and privacy issues…

At the Spring meeting of the BCTF Representative Assembly, the following motion was passed: That the BCTF encourage locals/members to use unionized performance companies and/or living-wage rates when booking school performances or attending performances with school groups. There are many performing companies that do not pay their performers appropriately, so we wanted to bring this…

As the new school year begins, we wanted to bring your attention to a few upcoming Professional Development opportunities. October 25, 2019: The Dalai Lama Centre will be presenting The Art and Science of Calm. Information and registration details can be found at: dalailamacenter.org/heart-mind-2019. October 25, 2019: The Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)…