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The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 45,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers' association.

We acknowledge that the BC Teachers’ Federation and our 45,000 members’ workplaces are located on ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories belonging to the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as British Columbia.

The provincial office of the BCTF stands on the lands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.


    Our Contact us page lists contact information for the BCTF president, Executive Committee, local presidents, provincial specialist association presidents, and staff. It also gives contact information for the most frequently asked questions from members and the public.


    The BCTF is a democratically structured organization. Our governance chart PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. gives a visual overview and our governance page describes the governing bodies of the Federation.


    All teachers employed in a school district in British Columbia are eligible to be active members of the Federation and of a local in that school district. Members may change their address or personal information by logging into the secure BCTF member portal or by completing an online submission form on our membership page.

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