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  • Snow Day Information

    Whenever it snows, the STA office receives inquiries from teachers about what processes should be put in place at schools and what to do if it is difficult to travelRead more

  • BCFED Convention 2022 Highlights: Submitted by Kevin Amboe (STA Local Representative)

    The BC Federation of Labour holds a convention every other year. BCFED conventions are an important opportunity for members to shape and inform the direction of the organization, pass resolutions,Read more

  • Online Pension Seminars

    For the next three Thursdays, from December 1 to 15, 2022, Sarbrinder Singh Lalli the Assistant Director of Pensions and Group Benefits from the BCTF will be presenting online pensionRead more

  • Sick Leave

    The purpose of sick leave is intended to provide employees with a degree of protection against income loss where the employee is prevented, by illness or injury, from performing theRead more

  • Our Living Languages Exhibit at the Surrey Museum

    For one of their commitments towards reconciliation, the City of Surrey Museum has a dedicated exhibit called “Our Living Languages” where you can visit the exhibit for free. The exhibitRead more

  • Former STA President Recommends Voting NO

    While the BCTF Executive Committee is recommending a “Yes” vote, former STA President, Gioia Breda, recommends voting “No”. She writes:   In my 20 years of teaching, I have participated inRead more

  • The Association of French Professionals of Surrey AGM

    L’API- Surrey (L’association des professionnels en français de Surrey) est une association qui a pour but d’établir des rapports entre les enseignants.es qui enseignent en français à Surrey (Immersion, françaisRead more

  • Employment Standards Act (ESA) Sick Leave

    The Employment Standards Act (ESA) has recently changed and as of March 31st, 2022, employers are required to provide a minimum of 5 days of paid illness and injury (sick)Read more

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that STA members have the privilege of working on the unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples, the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sɛmiˈɑːmuː (Semiahmoo) who have cared for this land for thousands of years, and who continue to care for this land. As educators, we are committed to actions aimed at healing the broken relationship between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

The Advocate


The Advocate is a seasonal publication for members. The Advocate contains a report from the President, information from the table officers, updates, and information on current educational issues and issues of importance to Surrey teachers.