The Surrey Teachers’ Association has been in existence since 1941 and is a union of professionals representing 5800+ public school teachers in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers in Surrey belong to the BCTF (British Columbia Teachers’ Federation) and their local teachers’ association.

General Information

The objectives of the Surrey Teachers’ Association are:

  • To promote the welfare of members
  • To foster and promote the cause of education
  • To promote the professional development of teachers, and
  • To represent its members and to regulate relations with their employer through collective bargaining of terms and conditions of employment. 

The Surrey Teachers’ Association recognizes that all members need to be involved in pursuing these objectives in order to seek needed improvements to the working and learning conditions in our school communities.

STA Quick Facts

  • The Surrey Teachers’ Association bargained its first collective agreement in 1988.
  • The Surrey Teachers’ Association is governed by its Executive Committee — comprised of the President, 2 Vice-Presidents, 2 Grievance Officers, the Health and Safety Officer, the Professional Development Officer, Professional Support Services Officer, 6 Local Representatives to the BCTF, 4 Members-at-Large, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the Teacher-on-Call Representative.
  • Surrey Teachers’ Association members provide professional educational services to the more than 67,000 students in Surrey.
  • Surrey Teachers’ Association members work in elementary schools, high schools, learning centres, adult education centres, at the Curriculum and Instructional Services Centre, Student Support Services, at various community and outreach centres, Surrey Connect, and the Welcome Centre.
  • The Surrey Teachers’ Association represents teachers, speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, teachers-on-call, adult educators, and summer school teachers.