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  • Supporting other unions’ struggles!

    **IBEW Local 213 members employed at Ledcor LTS have been on strike for a fair first collective agreement since September 30, 2019.  On March 19, the New Westminster & District Labour CouncilRead more

  • Tips for Teaching during a Pandemic

    In light of the new guidelines dated February 4, 2021 from the British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC), we thought it would be helpful to teachers to provide thisRead more

  • Knit, Chat, and Wine Nights are back!

    Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect withRead more

  • Interested in Job Share?

    The STA is facilitating a Job Share information session on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm via zoom.  Join your colleagues to connect with potential job share partners andRead more

  • Income Tax deduction for working at home

    You may have heard that there is a tax deduction available for 2020 taxes for workers who had to work from home during the pandemic. We understand that one can claim under theRead more

  • FSA campaign update

    We have received some feedback from members about principals pushing back when parents seek to exempt their children from writing the FSA. In the past couple of years, the Ministry of Education hasRead more

  • Black Shirt Day

    This Friday January 15th, students and educators across BC will be wearing black shirts in solidarity with the anti-racism and civil rights movements led by Black and racialized Canadians. ThisRead more

  • STA statement on Attack on Capitol Hill

    We condemn the terrorist attack on the US capitol that took place January 6, 2021. In keeping with our commitment to anti-racism, we, the STA Executive, condemn racism in allRead 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.