BCTF statement on COVID-19 and the rise in anti-Asian racism
The teachers of British Columbia stand in solidarity with all people of Chinese ancestry and Asian heritage, who are experiencing a new wave of racist attacks fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Federation’s full statement here.
BC teachers stand together against racism and police brutality
The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation denounces the violence we have all witnessed against Black community members. We stand in solidarity with all those demanding an end to these egregious human rights violations and the white supremacy they reflect in our country and around the world. Read the Federation’s full statement here.
Health and safety are top priorities as schools reopen
While the BCTF has been strenuously advocating for the most stringent health and safety conditions in schools, teachers are expressing mixed reactions to the government’s decision to reopen our public education system. While members miss their students and are eager to get back and reconnect with them, there are understandable concerns about the readiness of schools. This is in part due to the historic underfunding that has led to years of cleanliness concerns for members. Get the most accurate and timely information here.
This is not forever, this is just for now
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has a kind and compassionate message for teachers and
other education workers.
BCTF President Teri Mooring expresses her thanks for the creativity and commitment of BC teachers now providing emergency learning opportunities.
Mental health and wellness resource for teachers
BCTF members, you, and your family members all have free access to Starling Minds, an online resource that helps you assess, monitor, and improve your mental fitness in the privacy of your home. Click here to learn more and sign up.
An important message for parents
Parents, please read BCTF President Teri Mooring’s
letter to you.
Joint letter from the Ministry of Education and BCTF
BCTF President Teri Mooring and Minister of Education Rob Fleming have signed
a joint letter to teachers in BC about COVID-19 and its impacts on education. Please read and share this important letter.