BCTF supports School Strike for Climate movement
BCTF members are deeply moved by the voices and actions of youth involved in the climate strike movement. Through climate strikes, youth have clearly communicated their urgent plea for action to address the climate emergency. To acknowledge teachers'
role in ensuring the planet and future generations of students are able to thrive, the BCTF supports the Youth Climate Strike on September 20 and the Earth Strike on September 27. Click here to learn more.
Teacher salaries across Canada
BC has a teacher shortage that is negatively
affecting student learning. Our new teachers have the second-lowest starting salaries in the country, and all of our members receive far less than our colleagues in Alberta and Ontario. With BC's high cost of living, it's no wonder BC is having a
hard time recruiting teachers from other provinces.
BCTF policy statement on inclusive education for students with special needs
The BCTF is committed
to the inclusion of all students in British Columbia’s public schools. The policy specifically states that “every student can learn, and every student is entitled to an appropriate education and full range of education services in their community.”