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  • A Red For BCED Story

    We are a dual track, high needs elementary school. Our students are full of energy, curiosity, and a desire to fit in and make friends. We are grateful for theRead more

  • Black History Story

    Thank you to Ami Kambo who shared how she is engaging learners during Black History Month at Fraser Heights Secondary. A coffee card is on the way to you!   “AtRead more

  • Important Updates for Focus Day: Friday, February 24, 2023

    The Theme of Focus Day 2023, which is jointly organized by the STA and SD36, is Opening Pathways. Keynote Speaker Sheila Watt-Cloutier will speak on issues related to the environment,Read more

  • Faculty of Native Studies at University of Alberta

    The Faculty of Native Studies offers continuing education programming for a broad range of professionals and lifelong learners. Courses have been designed to build specialized and enduring skills and competenciesRead more

  • This Is Why We Do It!

    The 2023 Red for BCED Campaign focuses on why it’s important to fight for a well-funded public education system if we want to sustain a healthy democracy.  Last week, weRead more

  • Refusing Unsafe Work

    As a worker, you have the right to refuse unsafe work. If you have reasonable cause to believe that teaching in a particular situation puts you or someone else atRead more

  • Save the Date!

    Don’t forget to add these main events coming up in the next few months to your calendar.  February Wednesday February 15: STARA Meeting at 4:00 PM  March   March 18-21: BCTFRead more

  • Get to Know Your Collective Agreement!

    This week’s question:  What committee deals with questions relating to salary, allowances, benefits, or indemnities? Send us the answer to, including the clause number, for a chance to winRead 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.