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  • Health and Safety Update

    With the updated Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines, our Medical Health Officer from Fraser Health has indicated that the following activities can return to pre-pandemic practices:   Food activities InRead more

  • BCTF AGM Personal Reflections 

    Forty-two Surrey teachers spent four days online attending the 2022 BCTF AGM from Saturday, March 19 until Tuesday, March 22. Read what some of them thought about the experience.    AndreaRead more

  • STA Awards

    The Surrey Teachers’ Association would like to formally recognize those members who have rendered exceptional services to our profession and union, whose achievements in their careers and/or whose contributions inRead more

  • IST Transition Agreement

    Earlier this year, the District served the STA notice under Section 54 of the Labour Relations Code that they wanted to make some IST positions school-based rather than district-based. TheRead more

  • Round 1 Transfers

    There are three parts to the transfer process. The first is the online application. Apply for postings using Employee Self-Serve. The first page includes your personal information. The Collective AgreementRead more

  • Pro-D Funding Draws 

    Because we did not have Professional Development Funding Draws at our Annual General Meetings in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, we are going to be drawing 12 applications atRead more

  • Update on Health & Safety Guidelines 

    With the update to and easing of the Provincial Health Orders on personal gatherings, activities and events, the Ministry of Education has issued the following H&S guidance related to K-12Read more

  • What is Local Specialist Association (LSA)?

    What is an LSA?  L.S.A. stands for Local Specialist Association. An L.S.A. is a local organization of teachers or specialists within a school district who teach in a common subjectRead 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.