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  • Volunteer as a Peer Support Consultant

    As you continue growing in your teaching career, you may feel the desire to give back to the profession in the same way that others helped you at various pointsRead more

  • The Struggle is Real: Peer Support may be for you

    Teaching is a very highly stressful profession with many layers of complexity. There are many reasons over a teacher’s career where we may end up struggling and needing support. TeachingRead more

  • Special General Meeting: Wednesday, October 6 at 4pm via Zoom

    We will be holding a Special General Meeting to conduct elections for delegates to the BCTF Provincial Bargaining Conference held on October 28, 29, 30. Do you have ideas aboutRead more

  • Teacher Inquiry Project

    The BCTF Teacher Inquiry Program (TIP) grant applications are now available. Please note that new for the upcoming year: A Dedicated Teacher Inquiry project focusing on teacher mental health, aRead more

  • Health and Safety Recommendations to principal

    Health and Safety Committee members, thank you so much for becoming a health and safety representative. This is an important role in keeping you and your colleagues safe, particularly duringRead more

  • Masks

    Masks are not currently mandatory grades K-3 students, leaving our primary colleagues more exposed to COVID-19. Thank you to those teachers who are also parents of primary students who haveRead more

  • New phones in secondary schools

    We are concerned about the health and safety implications around unreliable phones in classrooms. It has come to our attention that some schools have introduced new, web-based phones. Some membersRead more

  • COVID-19 is still here. Please take care.

    COVID-19 has not gone away as much as we wish it would! While teachers are once again being asked to complete Daily Health checks each day it’s also important toRead 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.