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BCTF Aboriginal Education workshop facilitators needed
Five, 3-year terms, to June 30, 2025

The BCTF is looking for teachers who are interested in becoming Aboriginal Education workshop facilitators for the Professional and Social Issues workshop program. Teacher facilitators are an essential element, as “teachers teaching teachers” is the foundation of this program.
Every year, thousands of teachers attend workshops facilitated by BCTF members and, as most teachers won’t ever meet the members of the BCTF Executive Committee, facilitators are seen as ambassadors of the Federation. Teachers selected as facilitators for a three-year term receive training both in general design/facilitation skills and in content-specific program areas. Facilitators are provided with release time and expenses to cover travel, meals, childcare, and accommodation when they are facilitating workshops. The delivery of workshops will resume in-person with some that will continue to be offered online, so applicants need to be comfortable working in both an in-person and an online environment.
BCTF workshop facilitators

Successful workshop applicants must be available to attend the Facilitators’ Institute Training (FIT) on August 20, 21, and 22, 2022. Workshops are booked throughout the year, but the busiest times are September to November.

Facilitators must also be available to facilitate up to three workshops per year, particularly in these busy months, sometimes on short notice.

If you find professional development engaging and believe in service to others, and you also consider yourself to be a life-long learner who loves to collaborate, you will find this to be a fulfilling and rewarding role.

It is critical that you are open to engaging in self-assessment and accepting feedback from participants in order to develop as a BCTF facilitator, as this is a necessary component of the role.

Teachers in the French Immersion or Francophone programs are encouraged to apply because many workshops are also offered in French. Applications and training at FIT will be done in English. Please indicate on your application that you are willing to offer workshops in French.

Les enseignants des programmes d'immersion et francophones sont fortement encouragés à postuler car de nombreux ateliers sont offerts en français. Veuillez compléter le formulaire en anglais et indiquez que vous pouvez offrir ces ateliers en français si nécessaire. Notez que la langue de communication lors des rencontres et de la formation durant le FIT sera l’anglais. 

Aboriginal Education
The BCTF is seeking up to five facilitators of Aboriginal ancestry for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2022, for the following workshops:

  • Infusing Aboriginal Content
  • Project of Heart
  • Anti-Indigenous Racism.

For more information, contact GAIL STROMQUIST at (toll-free) 1-800-663-9163, local 1854 direct line 604-871-1854 or gstromquist@bctf.ca.

Application deadline: May 27, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

To apply, send a completed application form to:

Michele Hope, BCTF, 100–550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2
or by fax to 604-871-2286, or by email to mhope@bctf.ca.


Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, an applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking group, which includes female, trans* (trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit, transwoman, transman), visible minority or racialized person, Aboriginal (Indigenous) person, person with a disability, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual person.