As members of a Social Justice union, Surrey teachers can access BCTF Social Justice grants. These grants are offered by the BCTF to promote social justice initiatives in locals, schools and classrooms. The following grants are available to teachers: 

The Provincial Justice Grant is awarded yearly to support social justice projects to create ongoing systemic change for teachers and students in their community. A total amount of $5000 may be awarded to one applicant or to more than one applicant. 

The Ed May Educational Fund Social Responsibility Fund is awarded to teachers who would like to promote socially responsible teaching practices in the province. The maximum offered to each applicant is $2000. This fund is in keeping with the ideals of Ed May, a teacher for whom social responsibility was a way of life. 

The Local Social Justice Grant is a $2000 grant awarded for activities or projects that will bring about systemic change for social justice within the local. 

Consider applying for these grants if you have a project, activity or initiative in mind to address issues such economic justice, Truth & Reconciliation, climate change, gender equity, multiculturalism, antiracism, homophobia, LGBTQ2S+ issues, violence prevention, human rights, peace and global issues and child and youth issues. 

Visit the BCTF grants and funds page to get more details on the application procedures, criteria and deadlines. You can also connect with your Local Social Justice contacts Marilyn Ricketts-Lindsay and Hilary Wardlow .