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  • Prohibited Action Complaints

    If you become aware of unsafe or unhealthy conditions at the workplace and report it to someone at work or to WorkSafeBC, you are raising a health or safety issue.Read more

  • TTOC Experience Transfer

    Did you know that your TTOC experience is not automatically factored into your pay level when you get a contract? You need to apply to have it transferred. The deadlineRead more

  • Round 2 is Coming

    Round 2 of the Transfer Process will begin on Tuesday, May 25. Make sure the personal information page of Employee Self-Serve makes it clear how you are qualified for theRead more

  • Timeline of Significant Covid News

    On Friday, April 30, the BCCDC finally updated their pandemic information to include a recognition that COVID-19 is spread in aerosolized particles. This means ventilation, reduced density and masks areRead more

  • Fans in Portables

    The District has informed us that portable fans are not allowed in Surrey during the pandemic. This is a concern because the science shows the COVID19 virus can be spreadRead more

  • Retirement Celebration

    The STA has a long tradition of hosting a fun dinner dance for retiring members and we are disappointed that COVID has disallowed this event for another year. In orderRead more

  • Art While Apart: Thank you Young Workers!

    Last week on April 8th, the STA Young Workers Committee held their first paint night led by artist extraordinaire Mckenzie Matthews. The event exceeded event registration and continued to beRead more

  • STA Donations Policies

    In March, the STA Executive passed the following motion:   THAT we strike an Ad Hoc Committee of up to 8 members, constituted by May of 2021 to create a firstRead 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.