Meetings & Minutes – December 16, 2021

Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association

Thursday, December 16, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Croatian Cultural Centre



Chair:  Omar Kassis
4:00 The VSTA acknowledges that we work and live on the unceded joint traditional territory of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil ̓ -Waututh) Nations.
  1. Commitment to Solidarity  (2021-12-10, EC)
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes of October 28, 2021
  4. Site Issues
  5. Vancouver Secondary School Counsellor Association
THAT the VSTA support the formation of an LSA, the Vancouver Secondary School Counsellor Association, a subsection of the VSTA, and a member of the BCSCA, effective January 1, 2022. (Chris Tse)
  6. Semester System
  7. Staff Organizational Meetings
  8. Susan McIntosh Gladstone Bursary VSTA Donation
  9. VSB – Anti-racism and Non-discrimination Report
  10. Challenging Student Behavior
5:15 RAFFLE!
  10. VSTA Committees
    a) Indigenous EducationSpirit Lavallee
    b) Health & SafetyMichael-Don Borason
    c) Professional DevelopmentKathryn Walks
    d) Social & Environmental JusticeSarah Ng
    e) TTOCPaul Falardeau
    f) Working/Learning Conditions & BargainingJesse Taylor
    g) Technology Carl Janze
  11. Unfinished Business
  12. New Business

Collaboration Time

THAT 2022-2023 school year includes collaboration time at the 2018-2019 school year rate of 1 hour per month, and that the collaboration time from 2021-2022 be reimbursed.


Coup in Sudan

THAT the BCTF publicly condemn the coup in Sudan and the actions of the Sudanese military (which includes the arrest of teachers); while also supporting strike action by Sudanese workers resisting the coup.

6:00 13. Adjournment