FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chilliwack teachers pass motion of non-confidence in Board of Education At a Special General meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020 the membership of the Chilliwack Teachers’ Association (CTA) passed a motion of non-confidence in the Chilliwack Board of Education. CTA President Ed Klettke said the motion of non-confidence was based on the…

February is the month of kindness. Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) and Pink Shirt Day (Feb. 26) are designated days that encourage kindness towards others. While it is important to be kind to others, it is equally important to be kind to yourself. Teaching is not an easy job. Teachers are constantly juggling the needs of…

There is a saying, “Once a teacher, always a teacher.” This is very true. There is no distinction between the teacher as teacher and the teacher as parent. The idea of being a teacher “always” can be hard to reconcile and becomes especially difficult when you have concerns about your own child’s school experiences. As…

“I just want to make it through the holidays with good enough mental health that the rest of the year doesn’t send me over the brink.” – Starling Member Research shows that the average person spends over 38 hours preparing for the holidays. With all the pressure around giving the perfect gift or hosting the…

The Tyee recently published an article that refers to the BC Training and Education Savings Grant. We wanted to share this opportunity with you. Here is a link to the article: A provincial savings grant isn’t reaching those who could benefit most. Which isn’t doing much for inequality. Families have a three-year window between when…

For the past couple years, CTA released officers have had a number of people talk to us about the temperatures in schools. We have seen teachers say their thermostats are between 10 to 29 degrees in their rooms. Without a doubt, indoor air quality is both a health and safety hazard as well as learning…

Are you interested in becoming a member of the CTA executive? Elections for executive positions are held during the May Annual Meeting. Positions on the executive include: Member at Large Bargaining Committee Pro-D Committee TTOC Chair Communications Chair Social Justice Chair Health and Safety Chairperson Aboriginal Education Chairperson Recording Secretary Assistant Treasurer Treasurer Local Representative…

Happy New Year! Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable winter break. On January 20, 2020, we sent an email to all members in regards to the 2020-2021 calendar. Unfortunately, we have not been able to come to an agreement on the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. On January 14, 2020,…