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.
Every year, Canadians are invited to take part in the festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. Read more for facts and resources.
FEBRUARY 14 – The first women’s memorial march was held in 1992 in response to the murder of a woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Read more for a link to the February edition of BCTF Seeds for Justice – Spotlight on Disability Justice.
A six-month position has opened up on the Committee for Action on Social Justice (CASJ) on the LGBTQ2S+ Action Committee. The new posting is now online. Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m
Wednesday, January 20th wear your ribbon skirt to school to show support and solidarity for Bella Kulak who was criticized for wearing a ribbon skirt to school. There will also be a celebration of Indigenous culture at Grandview Park during the lunch hour from 12:00–12:45 pm.