Would you like to be part of a provincial team exploring new BIPOC teachers’ professional and union experiences? Are you an early-career teacher who identifies as Indigenous, Black or Person of Colour (BIPOC)? If so, you are invited to apply to be a Team Member of the BCTF 2050 Project taking place between February–October 2022. This project represents the next phase of the BCTF 2050 initiative launched in 2018 to examine how the BCTF might better engage and support new members.
- This opportunity is open to any early-career BIPOC BCTF member applicant who began teaching after December 31, 2011.
- Previous BCTF or local union involvement is not required.
- Drawing from your experiences as an early-career teacher, you will be part of a collaborative inquiry team exploring how to invite, engage, and support new BIPOC teacher union members in sharing their teaching and union stories and experiences.
- You will receive an introduction to the BCTF organization, staff, and services, as well as training, resources, and support for co-designing and carrying out education research.
- You will be provided with release time and funding to cover expenses related to attending team meetings and facilitating inquiry activities.
- Following current BCTF COVID-19 protocols, this project will initially be carried out virtually online but may move to in-person if health and safety—and team members’ circumstances—permit.
Applicants must be available to engage in the following:
February 17–18, 2022: Team Meeting I (Project Orientation & Visioning)
March 7–8, 2022: Team Meeting II (Field Work Planning)
April–June 2022: Inquiry Activities and Field Research (release time & support provided)
October 13–14, 2022: Team Meeting III (Reflection & Action)
Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than January 24, 2022.
To apply, please complete the BCTF 2050 Project application form here.
Direct enquiries to:
Anne Hales, Senior Researcher
Toll free: 1-800-663-9163, ext. 2243.
Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, applicants may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member of one or more equity-seeking groups. This includes women; racialized persons; Aboriginal persons; persons who are trans, gender diverse, or Two Spirit; persons with a disability; and persons who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual.