Policies and Regulations
Current BCTF policies
The following are examples of the many different policies
and procedures found in the Members’ Guide directing the work of the BCTF for
this particular CASJ Action Group.
9.J.09―Guidelines for Implementation of Sexual Health Education
1. That students have access to sexual health education that:
b. considers and respects the diversity of individuals and their families, (including students who are LGBTQ-identified, students from LGBTQ-headed families, or those who engage in sexual activity with others of the same sex, regardless of self-identification).
2. That the content of the sexual health education curriculum:
b. respect the diversity of individuals and their families (including students who are LGBTQ-identified, students from LGBTQ-headed families, or those who engage in sexual activity with others of the same sex, regardless of self-identification).
e. include relevant topics such as (but not limited to):
iv. healthy relationships, setting personal boundaries and limits, sexual orientation, gender identity, communication, media influences.
25.L.68—The Federation is committed to increasing the participation of under-represented and/or historically marginalized groups such as women, people with disabilities, people of colour, Aboriginal people, young members, and LGBTQ people, in all facets of our work as a union.
41.C.08—That the BCTF publicize with the membership that anti-LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) comments and slurs and/or homophobic or transphobic incidents directed towards teachers by their colleagues are a form of harassment.
(07 AGM, p. 22) (10 AGM, p. 8)
41.D.12—That the BCTF encourage locals to work with school districts to develop and implement discrete policies on LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.
(08 AGM, p. 25)
42.04—Ed May Memorial Social Responsibility Fund grant allocations That the following criteria be used to determine the grant allocations from the Ed May Memorial Social Responsibility Fund:
2. The grant is intended to provide advocacy for teacher initiatives in educational change in the areas of antiracism, gender equity, LGBTQ support, environmental education, human rights, Aboriginal education, peace and global education, poverty issues, and violence prevention.