The BCTF is proud of its history as a social justice union. This means that as an organization of professionals, we accept and act on our broad responsibility to be involved in the social development of the communities and the province we live in, and
we do this in the interests of the children we teach.
A social justice union advocates for social change that will enhance equity, security and safety, sustainability of communities, participation of citizens in social change, and access to opportunities for personal growth and development.
The social justice initiatives of the Federation focus on anti-poverty, child and youth issues, women's rights, antiracism, gender equity, LGBTQ issues, bullying, environmental justice, peace and global education, and violence prevention. In addition, the Federation
has an advisory committee on Aboriginal education.