Provincial Specialist Associations
What are PSAs?
The BCTF includes 33 provincial specialist associations (PSAs) . PSAs are channels for members to exchange ideas on research, teaching strategies, curriculum development, and other shared interests.
Contact PSA Council members by e-mail to ask about their PSA.
What do PSAs do?
- PSA conferences
Each year, scores of volunteers organize provincial and regional conferences for colleagues. The PSA conferences are highlighted on the BCTF's PD Calendar as well as in the PSA conference brochure. The 2017 PSA Super Conference took place on October 20–21, 2017.
- PSA workshops
Many PSAs offer workshops for schools or districts, often at cost.
- PSA publications
Volunteers, who are teachers themselves, produce newsletters and/or journals. BCTF members may join any of the Federation's PSAs. Subscriptions to PSA publications are available to non-BCTF members or institutions.
- E-mail lists
Subscribe to any of the PSA e-mail lists. Some lists are open to all members.
How does one join a PSA?
Join a PSA to share your expertise and obtain information.
Online membership registration is available. Click here to join or renew PSA memberships now.
Alternately, download and print the PSA application form , and mail it to the BCTF with the appropriate fees.
For information concerning PSA applications, contact Michele Steele, 604-871-1802 or 1-800-663-9163 local 1802.
BCTF support for PSAs