The BCTF offers a variety of free workshops to teachers that aim to develop skills to address social justice issues within our classrooms and school communities. The following workshops on poverty are available for booking through the BCTF.
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
- Poverty as a classroom issue
BC is the only province in Canada without a
poverty reduction plan and 20% of all our children live in poverty. This
workshop helps teachers to develop an awareness of the issue of poverty and its
implication for our students. It will provide challenges for teachers on the
assumptions we make about children living in poverty and provide strategies for
teachers on how to support children who may be experiencing discrimination at
school because of their socio-economic status.
- You Can Make a Difference to People Living in Poverty
Participants will raise their awareness on poverty issues in their classrooms by using the BCTF Poverty Survey Results. They will assess their own school's, local's and community needs. Then they will be provided with the opportunity to work in groups on a plan of action that they can be done during the workshop to address their student's needs on issues related to poverty.