SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
The VSTA acknowledges that we work on the unceded and traditional territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish peoples.
The BCTF is proud of its history as a social justice union. This means that as an organization of professionals, we accept and act on our broad responsibility to be involved in the social development of the communities and the province we live in, and we do this in the interests of the children we teach.
A social justice union advocates for social change that will enhance equity, security and safety, sustainability of communities, participation of citizens in social change, and access to opportunities for personal growth and development.
The social justice initiatives of the Federation focus on antipoverty child and youth issues, women’s rights, antiracism, gender equity, LGBTQ issues, bullying, environmental justice, peace and global education, and violence prevention. In addition, the Federation has an advisory committee on Aboriginal education.
May 20, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20 at 12:00 pm to receive access to the on-line meeting. Read more for the agenda and advance reading material.
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. Read more for a list of resources.
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 12:30-7:30 PM at Kwantlen Park Sec. In our classrooms, we have students in front of us who need to know how to prepare for the alarming future in front of us all. They need to know what to prioritize as they face a future of unprecedented changes. What do we teach when the world is burning?