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Dear parents,

The BC Teachers’ Federation is committed to communicating with parents about our public education system. By sharing the stories of teaching and learning about the work we do every day, we hope to highlight important issues facing BC’s schools. We value the insights that parents provide about the learning needs of their children. Many teachers are parents themselves, and all teachers understand how important communication between school and home is to help the students we all care so much about.

Bill 11 - Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2015

Court Cases

BC Court of Appeal Decision: Bills 22 and 28
The BC Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the provincial government on April 30, 2015. The BCTF will seek leave to appeal the decision at the Supreme Court of Canada. More...

2014 BC Supreme Court Ruling on Bills 28 and 22  
The BC Supreme Court ruling reaffirmed that provincial legislation limiting teachers’ bargaining rights is unconstitutional, restored collective agreement provisions stripped in 2002, and ordered the province to pay $2 million in damages plus court costs. More...

Facts about education funding

Finance Committee Recommendations

In October 2014, the BCTF presented its  Brief on Education Funding to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services of the BC Legislature. The committee recognizes that significant additional funds are needed to support public education. More...  

The numbers tell the story

This easy-to-read pamphlet presents reliable information from Statistics Canada and other sources to show the decline in BC government support for public education over the past decade.

Parent Presentations

Last year we gave presentations to about 2,000 parents across the province. These workshops are short—approximately one-hour long. Presentations are available in English and in French. Some are specifically intended for Aboriginal parents. To have one of our trained presenters visit your school, please fill out the Parent Presentation Request form.

Better Schools for BC: A Plan for Quality Public Education

Our 41,000 members are working with parents, administrators, trustees, and other partners to support public education across BC. Nearly 600,000 BC children and youth from richly diverse backgrounds are enrolled in our schools. More...