SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
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.
Monday, November 23 at 4:00 pm. The meeting is open to all VSTA members who identify as part of the BIPOC community. Read more for details and registration in MyVSTA.
Thursday, December 3, 6PM. You are invited to hear from incredible MST Host Nation thought leaders to re-envision the built form centred in right relation to our land, waters and skies.” Read more for registration and event details.
The 16 days of action is an international campaign that starts on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes December 10, United Nations Human Rights Day. Read more for links to resources and ideas on what you can do.
2SLGBTQ+ Member-at-Large – Executive Committee Vacancy. Please read more for details.
An Anti-racism Reading group. The objective of the reading group is to deepen our understanding of racism and anti-racism. Read more for outline and contact info.