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  • Call out for 2022 BCTF AGM Delegates

    Do you want to attend the BCTF AGM from Saturday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 22, 2022? It’s expected that the AGM will be a hybrid event but final details haveRead more

  • Training for NEW Health & Safety Committee Members

    WorkSafeBC requires that all NEW committee members receive a full day of training within 6 months of joining a committee. If you have not been trained or if you are already on a H&S Committee orRead more

  • Mask enforcement

    In circumstances where it appears administration is not appropriately enforcing the Public Health Officer’s Order, including the use of exemption criteria, we recommend the following steps be taken:  Ensure theRead more

  • Being Anti-Racist

    If you’re interested in combating racism within schools in Surrey, there are three options.  To become an Anti-Racism Lead at your school for the 2021-2022 school year, let your admin teamRead more

  • The Asterisk Items in the Collective Agreement

    I am an asterisk educator. I looked on in envy as my colleagues shared their excitement about their experiences on the province-wide professional development day last week. There are noRead more

  • Supporting Female Students and Female Teachers in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is now under the control of Taliban military forces resulting in female teachers and female workers being forced to stay home and not to work.  Afghans are asking forRead more

  • STA Fall 2021 Awards Recipients

    Winning a scholarship/bursary is a happy and proud moment, not just for the winner but also for the parents, extended family, friends and, of course, the Surrey Teachers’ Association (STA)Read more

  • Social Justice Reps

    Every school site should have a Social Justice Rep as part of the union team that includes the Staff Rep, Health & Safety Rep, and Pro-D Rep. Because the BCTFRead 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.