B.C. teachers believe in inclusion and have adopted a policy that every student is entitled to an appropriate education. Students with special needs have a right to access an inclusionary public education system which prepares them for full citizenship
in a democratic society.
BCTF Policy Statement on Inclusion
The 2018 Annual General Meeting passed a policy statement on inclusion confirming the BCTF’s commitment to inclusion of all students in a fully funded universal
public education system, expressing principles with regard to inclusion of students with special needs.
Provincial Specialist Associations
There are six BCTF provincial specialist associations which focus professional thinking on practices and strategies to serve the needs of students who, for example, have a learning disability, are gifted, face physical challenges, or who fit within other
categories of special education. They are: