Latest News

  • PSA Day Conference Issues

    On October 20, 2023, Provincial Specialist Associations hosting online conferences via easyREG faced a major platform failure. Some managed alternative links, while others were hindered by issues like emails beingRead more

  • MLA Ridings

    Cloverdale Area MLA: Mike Starchuk Schools/Sites within this riding: Fleetwood Area MLA: Jagrup Brar Schools/Sites within this riding: Green Timbers Area MLA: Rachna Singh Schools/Sites within this riding: Guildford AreaRead more

  • What is a Rep Assembly (RA) and Who are the Local Reps (LR)?

    STA members are represented by 6 Local Representatives (LRs) at the BCTF Representative Assembly (RA). The first meeting of this year will take place in Victoria on November 3 andRead more

  • But seriously though… Let’s invite the Superintendents and District Principals to cover!

    The impacts of a global shortage of professional educators are felt acutely by Surrey teachers. Teachers are experiencing higher levels of stress and burnout as workload increases due to dailyRead more

  • International Pro-D Draw Winner: Anu Gill’s Reflection

    In July 2023, I had the privilege of attending the Innovative Schools Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surrounded by thousands of educators from around North America, this summit was oneRead more

  • Variance Application Package 

    Article D.22.1 of the collective agreement limits the length of a school’s instructional day. Some courses involve multi-grade classes that do not fit neatly within a timetable designed to complyRead more

  • Statement on the War in Palestine and Israel

    The Surrey Teachers’ Association stands in solidarity with all Palestinians and Israelis who are innocent casualties in the ongoing violence. We won’t pretend to understand everything there is to knowRead more

  • TTOC Extended Health Benefits Changes 

    From the BCTF:  Currently, TTOCs are provided Provincial Extended Health Benefits through a separate plan that only enrolls TTOCs.   On July 20, 2023, Arbitrator Peltz issued a decision that determinedRead 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.