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To request these or other Social Justice workshops for a school-based, local, or regional professional development day, or a School Union Representative Training (SURT) day, please click on the “Book this Workshop” link below the workshop description on the BCTF Social Justice Workshops page.

The specific workshops we offer are:

  • Assertive communication
    This workshop teaches the key principles of communication that allow people to stand up for themselves in a positive and direct manner. It will develop a better understanding of the differences between passive, aggressive and assertive communication styles and develop skills through a variety of exercises, role playing and practice. Participants will have a chance to plan ways to take this back to their classroom, school and/or local, and use it in their personal life.
  • Stamping out cyberbullying by building self-awareness, self-discipline and empathy (new)
    This workshop will help to develop self-awareness and empathy building around bullying and bystander issues. Key skills and strategies will be used to identify some of the underlying causes of bullying and help stamp out cyberbullying. Through talking circles and reflective listening activities, ideas will be presented on how to create a safe and inclusive classroom. There will be opportunities to further explore the teacher’s role as an elder and mentor to students.
  • Sexual Education: One Size Fits All

    This BCTF workshop provides participants with essential information about sexual health. The topic of consent is discussed in detail. Workshop participants will become familiar with several recommended resources and some fundamental strategies for teaching the mandated sexual health curriculum to BC students at all grade levels in public schools. 

  • Youth Relationships in a Sexualized World (new) 
    This workshop reveals many of the sexualized influences from media and culture on youth relationships. Teachers are provided with options to raise our youth’s awareness around these negative influences in order to seek healthier, more respectful relationships. 

Other workshops

  • Human trafficking
    The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the implications of legalizing prostitution and to examine the relationship of legalization to the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and children around the world. Contact bryeburn@bctf.ca.
  • We Can End Violence Against Women
    The international We Can End Violence Against Women campaign works to achieve a fundamental shift in attitudes, beliefs and practices that support violence against women. This workshop guides people to work through issues of women's rights, gender equality and global social justice, and challenges them to reflect on the different ways violence against women could/has affect(ed) their own lives and communities and then take action. Contact info@wecanbc.ca.


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