100th BCTF Annual General Meeting, Celebrating a Century of Advocacy and Professionalism
Elected delegates from throughout the province set policy and future
directions for the BCTF at the Annual General Meeting. The 100th AGM occurred March 12–15, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.
The 2016 Facilitators' Institute Training (FIT) brings
together members from around the province to train in specific facilitation
roles—professional development, school union rep training, and parent
presentations. FIT was held August 20–22, 2016 at Thompson Rivers
University in Kamloops, BC.
Federation Leadership Institute (FLI)
The 2016 institute for local leaders of the BCTF will be held November 18-19, 2016.
Summer Leadership Conference
The BCTF Summer Leadership Conference brings together provincial and local leaders to review and discuss Federation priorities and to train for specific roles in the union. The 2016 conference took place from August 23-26 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.
Public Education conferences
The BCTF sponsors public education conferences on important issues in education. Parents, trustees, and members of outside groups are invited to these annual events. The next public education conference, Advocacy Works! will be held February 17–18, 2017 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.
World Teachers' Day - October 5
Teachers around the province and in more than 100 countries celebrate World Teachers’ Day on October 5. World Teachers’ Day was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1994 to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges facing teachers every day. The Education International website features resource materials and suggestions for activities.
The BCTF Social Justice Program has published a calendar of national and international events.