November 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance

Canadians began “marking this day in 1999 in response the brutal killing of Rita Hester, a Black Trans woman. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honour all Trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary people who were victims of violence, hatred, and discrimination and who had...
National Aboriginal Veterans Day

National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Nov. 8 is about making efforts to better understand the role Indigenous Veterans have played in Canada, and expressing our heartfelt gratitude. Ceremonies are held across Canada to mark this day, and Canadians across the country should pause for a minute or two...
VTF Bargaining Team Applications

VTF Bargaining Team Applications

In anticipation of ratifying the Vancouver Teachers’ Federation (VTF) local bargaining objectives tonight, the VSTA is putting out a call for members interested in being on the local bargaining team. Bargaining will begin later this month and will wrap up by March 4....
VTF GENERAL MEETING

VTF GENERAL MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 4:00 pm VESTA and VSTA have recently been in discussions regarding the composition of the VTF bargaining team.  Yesterday evening, the two organizations reached an agreement on a VTF Bargaining Team Composition that will see us through the...
Indigenous Education Committee Meeting

Indigenous Education Committee Meeting

Monday, November 1 at 4pm. This meeting will be happening virtually and is open to all VSTA members who identify as Indigenous.   If you have questions regarding this committee please reach out to Spirit at IE@vsta.ca. Please register to attend by emailing...
Pre-Retirement Workshops (BCRTA)

Pre-Retirement Workshops (BCRTA)

The BC Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA) offers free online workshops to help you plan your best retirement. Presented by BCRTA Pension and Benefit experts, this is an informative 90 minute session, packed with insights and resources. Visit...
Professional Development Opportunity – Decentering Whiteness

Professional Development Opportunity – Decentering Whiteness

The VSTA continues to commit to creating opportunities that will engage our members in conversation that will challenge racism. Please consider the professional development opportunity described below. The VSTA will be providing the meeting location for a few of these...
Happy World Teachers’ Day

Happy World Teachers’ Day

OCTOBER 5 – The Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teachers’ day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the...