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Transgender rights are human rights: BCTF commends province for recognizing gender identity and expression
The BC Teachers’ Federation is applauding today’s announcement that the province will amend BC’s Human Rights Code to include "gender identity or expression" among the protected grounds covered by the Code. More...

Warm welcome to the British Columbia Teachers' Federation upon its return to the Canadian Teachers' Federation
MONTRÉAL – Delegates attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) unanimously approved yesterday the return of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) as a CTF Member. The 41,000 BCTF members unite with their 200,000 counterparts from coast to coast to coast and form a stronger and united national body of teachers. More...

La Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants célèbre le retour de la Fédération des enseignantes et enseignants de la Colombie-Britannique
MONTRÉAL – Les délégués et déléguées à l’Assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) de la Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants (FCE) ont approuvé à l’unanimité hier le retour de la Fédération des enseignantes et enseignants de la Colombie-Britannique (FECB) en tant que Membre de la FCE. Les 41 000 membres de la FECB s’unissent à leurs 200 000 collègues d’un océan à l’autre pour former une organisation nationale de l’enseignement encore plus forte et plus unie. +...

Urgent action: Mexican teachers need your help!
In the wake of violent crackdowns by police that led to several deaths, including educators, teachers in Mexico urgently need our help and solidarity. Idea Network has set up a page to allow you to send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking him to raise your concerns with Mexico's president. You can donate to the Oaxacan teachers here.

Feed their Minds. Fund Their Schools
This campaign highlights the need for BC to invest in public education. This brochure explains the major funding challenges faced by BC’s students, teachers, and school districts. Solutions for these issues are offered, as well as suggestions for how everyone concerned about this issue can work together. For detailed information please visit the BCTF Research section and FundBCSchools.ca

Working together to make our schools healthy and safe
All BC students and school staff deserve to learn and work in healthy, safe environments. A new brochure highlights important ongoing health and safety issues in our schools including water and air quality, seismic upgrades, and winter conditions. 

Teaching for Reconciliation 
In addition to the Federation’s new Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Residential Schools in BC resource featured in the slider above, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has released three excellent new grade 5, grade 10, and grade 11/12 residential school teaching resources. These can be downloaded for free, and support teaching of the new curriculum. 

 

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