Disability Rights Policies and Regulations
3.J.01—Declaration of Teaching and Learning Conditions
3.2 The member has the right to
work in a workplace free from harassment, sexual harassment and free from
discrimination on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin,
religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability,
or family status.
4.1.2 The right to enjoy equal
access to free public school education, up to and including grade 12
graduation, regardless of age or disability. This education should include free
access to learning materials and to a wide range of curriculum offerings, and
the responsibility to utilize available learning resources and take advantage
of opportunities for growth and development.
8.12 Accessibility shall be
provided around, into and within the school structure for students and members
with disabilities and impairments.
9.A.07—Provincial Education Goals Provincial educational
goals should be directed towards ensuring:
3. protection from discrimination on the basis of place of birth, place of
residence, gender identity, age, race, religion, socioeconomic status,
disability or sexual orientation
C. Salary Indemnity Plan PROCEDURES 13.C.02—Pursuant to the
BCTF Constitution and By-Laws, the Federation shall administer a Salary
Indemnity Plan (hereinafter called the “plan”) for the benefit of its members.
The plan shall provide short-term and long-term benefits, in accordance with
the following regulations, to members disabled from employment as a result of
illness or accident.
13.D.29—Teachers with HIV/AIDS
3. Where a teacher with an AIDS related illness becomes too sick to work, full
access to sick leave, long-term disability and medical benefits be ensured.
6. Group Disability Plans That a plan member in receipt of
benefits from an approved group disability plan be credited with service for
that period, and that salary for pension calculation purposes be indexed.
B. Technology and Equity 51.B.01—That the BCTF believes:
4. That information and
communications technology provide for equity of benefit through changes in
courses, learning conditions and school culture to ensure participation of
groups traditionally marginalized, e.g., on the basis of gender, socio-economic
status or disability.
53.A.11—That, at the secondary level, violence prevention
education should include a major component on understanding power in
relationships and the related issues of sexism, racism, sexual orientation,
ableism, ethnocentrism, and gender identity. (Dec 93 Ex, pp. 8–10) (May 10 Ex,
13.C.06—1. That the BCTF support programs of employee
rehabilitation that meet the following criteria:
3. That the BCTF Salary Indemnity
Plan Health and Wellness Program assist members who become disabled to return
to their teaching positions as early as possible through a rehabilitation program
offered, on a voluntary basis, early in the disability absence.
2.A.42—That all BCTF Annual General and Representative
Assembly meetings have: 1. at least one microphone that is easily accessible to
people with disabilities. 2. a system in place that allows people with
disabilities to speak without having to make their way to a microphone. (Jan 09
RA, p. 9)