Social & Environmental Justice
The VSTA acknowledges that we work on the unceded and traditional territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish Coast Salish peoples.
As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has released its findings this past June — and published 94 calls to action — the timing of the BCTF’s initiative couldn’t have been better. The book is available free online.
The existence of this amazing resource is down to the commitment and inspiration of editor Gail Stromquist, the Assistant Director for Aboriginal Education and project lead for BCTF. Click here for the Sun’s story.
Many thanks going out to the BCTF teachers for their efforts in moving along the truth and reconciliation movement!
BCTF Social Justice Action Groups
The BCTF’s province-wide social justice network includes six social justice action groups. Each action group is composed of four members from the provincial Committee for Action on Social Justice (CASJ), and they are all classroom teachers.
The purpose of the action groups is to provide information, lesson ideas, and professional support for classroom teachers. Each action group creates discrete web pages covering the areas for which they are responsible.
The action groups are listed below and include links to their web pages:
David Suzuki Foundation Blue Dot Plan
The David Suzuki Foundation has created a compelling and comprehensive plan to engage the public in an objective to secure the right to live in a healthy environment. This bold and courageous endeavour aims to amend The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to include the right of all Canadians to clean air, water and safe food. This goal has been achieved by over 110 countries around the world. Canada can do it too. It begins with a visit to the website http://bluedot.ca/
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