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To request these or other Social Justice workshops for a school-based, local, or regional professional development day, or a School Union Representative Training (SURT) day, please click on the “Book this Workshop” link below the workshop description on the BCTF Social Justice Workshops page.

The specific workshops we offer are:

  • Assertive communication

    This workshop teaches the key principles of communication by exploring the differences between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles. Participants will develop skills through a variety of exercises, role play and practice, in order to effectively communicate in their classroom, schools, union work, or personal lives.

  • Stamping out cyberbullying by building self-awareness, self-discipline and empathy
    This workshop will help to develop self-awareness and empathy building around bullying and bystander issues. Key skills and strategies will be used to identify some of the underlying causes of bullying and help stamp out cyberbullying. Through talking circles and reflective listening activities, ideas will be presented on how to create a safe and inclusive classroom. There will be opportunities to further explore the teacher’s role as an elder and mentor to students.
  • Sexual Education Part One: One Size Fits All?

    Part One introduces teachers to the curriculum and resources. It focuses on how and why to teach sexual health education. It builds confidence and competence.

  • Sexual Health Education Part Two: Sex, Sex, Sex!
    Now that the revised curriculum has put sex education into the Health and PE curriculum, many teachers are wondering about how they can select and structure content that is appropriate for many different age levels. The workshop will help teachers in accessing resources and developing lesson plans that satisfy the curriculum, as well as navigate the social and cultural context. This session is sex positive and aims to empower educators to create an inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education program.

  • Working Towards Healthy Youth Relationships
    This workshop will help develop an awareness of healthy and unhealthy youth relationships and gender-based violence. It will increase our understanding of the impact of dating and sexualized violence on youth. Through the exploration of lessons and strategies to address these issues in the classroom, the workshop will enhance the capacity of schools and educators to encourage healthy youth relationships. A series of lesson plans and comprehensive resources will be provided for use in the classroom.

Other workshops

  • Human trafficking
    The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the implications of legalizing prostitution and to examine the relationship of legalization to the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and children around the world. Contact bryeburn@bctf.ca.
  • We Can End Violence Against Women
    The international We Can End Violence Against Women campaign works to achieve a fundamental shift in attitudes, beliefs and practices that support violence against women. This workshop guides people to work through issues of women's rights, gender equality and global social justice, and challenges them to reflect on the different ways violence against women could/has affect(ed) their own lives and communities and then take action. Contact info@wecanbc.ca.


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