Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone
Far too many Canadians can’t afford the medication they need. The Canadian Labour Congress has started a campaign in favour of a universal prescription drug plan for all Canadians. See a powerful video about one family’s impossible choice on the Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone site, where you can also find out about the plan’s benefits to both people and the economy, and take a few seconds to sign the petition and send a message to your MP.
BCTF officers and executive elected at 102nd AGM
BCTF President Glen Hansman was re-elected for a third one-year term to lead the Federation in the important year leading up to the end of the current collective
agreement. First Vice-President Teri Mooring and Second Vice-President Clint Johnston were also re-elected to serve in their respective positions. More...
Childcare and housing announcements will help with
BC’s teacher shortage
BCTF President Glen Hansman praised the new government’s focus on childcare and housing in the NDP’s first full budget, saying, “British Columbia needs to tackle the current affordability crisis in order to solve the
ongoing teacher shortage in BC schools.”
How BC votes: Have your say
Move to proportional representation? Stick
with first past the post? This fall British Columbians will decide whether to change BC’s provincial voting system so that the number of votes more closely matches the number of elected representatives. More...
New investment in teacher education programs welcomed by
BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman is welcoming the news that the provincial government plans to invest in more teacher education spaces to help address the province’s teacher shortage.
Digital Reporting Tools - A survey of BCTF membersStay up to
date with BC education news with the BCTF Buzz!
Digital reporting is rapidly
becoming common—through MyEducation BC, FreshGrade and other programs. The BCTF surveyed members about what tools they are using, the quality of tools and the impact on their work. The findings are in a Research Report and slides from a presentation.
The BCTF Buzz is a new online news hub for members and the public to read important stories on education, labour and solidarity, social justice, and other issues related to BC’s public schools. Add it
your online routine and share the content on social media with your networks.