TTOC EI 2021.06.09 June 14, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Are you a TTOC? Did you know that you are likely eligible to receive Employment Insurance payments over the summer months?

This seminar helps TTOCs understand the steps to follow in applying for, and obtaining, EI benefits.
TTOC EI Workshop Register now
Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next STARA is on June 16, 2021 at 4 pm
via Zoom.

If you have not already received your voting and Zoom links for the 2020-2021 year,
sign up for this year’s links.

Look forward to “seeing” you there.
STARA Meeting

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Land Acknowledgement

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Grievance: Failures-to-Fill

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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.