Economic Justice Workshops
The BCTF offers a variety of free workshops to teachers that aim to
develop skills to address social justice issues within our classrooms
and school communities. The following workshops on poverty are available
for booking through the BCTF.
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
Ableism is a set of beliefs or practices that devalue and discriminate
against people with physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities and
often rests on the assumption that disabled people need to be ‘fixed’ in one
form or the other. In this workshop, participants will learn more about
the way we view disability and learn how to identify and fight the stigma that
people with physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities face every day.
Teachers will discuss and reflect on how an understanding of ableism can guide
their practice to cultivate
disability pride, in ourselves, our students, and beyond.
This workshop has
been adapted for online facilitation.
Help End Child Poverty in BC Classrooms, Schools, and Local Communities
(1.5–3 hours, includes off-screen working session and break)
will raise their awareness on poverty issues in their classrooms and
communities by using the BCTF Social Justice Lens and the BCTF Aboriginal
Lens. They will assess their own school's, local's and community
needs. Then they will be provided with the opportunity to work
in groups on a plan of action that they can be done during
the workshop to address their student's needs on issues related
Poverty IS a Classroom Issue
In 2019, the BC
Government finally moved to implement a poverty reduction plan that will begin
to help the 20% of our children who live in poverty. This
workshop helps teachers to develop an awareness of the issue of poverty and its
implication for our students. It will provide challenges for teachers on the
assumptions we make about children living in poverty and provide strategies for
teachers on how to support children who may be experiencing discrimination at
school because of their socio-economic status.