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
Help End Child Poverty in BC's Classrooms, Schools and Local Communities
will raise their awareness on poverty issues in their classrooms by using the
BCTF Poverty Survey Results. 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 to poverty.
Poverty as a Classroom Issue
BC is the only province in Canada without a
poverty reduction plan and 20% of all our children 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.