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The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is seeking six public school teacher representatives willing to participate as BCTF representatives to the Ministry of Education and Child Care’s Consent and Gender-based Violence—Supporting Student Health Guides Update Committee.  They are seeking members as delineated below.

Role

Representatives

Grades K–7 classroom teacher

2

Grades 8–12 classroom teacher

2

School counsellor

2

In addition to public school teachers, the Ministry may appoint representatives from other K–12 rightsholder and stakeholder groups. These team members will not be appointed by the BCTF.

General information
The BC government is committed to tackling issues of gender-based violence and consent across our entire society, including in the K–12 education system. As part of these efforts to promote consent education and reduce gender-based violence, the Ministry of Education and Child Care will be working with teachers and subject-matter experts from the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Gender Equity Office to update the Supporting Student Health guides and develop additional curriculum elaborations for the Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum.

While the PHE curriculum provides many opportunities to teach topics related to consent and gender-based violence, this project aims to provide teachers with additional suggestions and guidance related to these important topics. 

Time commitment
This team will meet in mid-late October, with a specific date to be determined in consultation with the team members. If schedules permit, the Ministry would prefer to hold an in-person meeting. However, if the team preference is for a virtual meeting, the Ministry is open to that approach as well. 

TTOC costs and travel expenses for team members will be covered by the Ministry, and any time required outside of meetings will be compensated according to government guidelines.

More details will be provided by the Ministry upon appointment.

Selection criteria

  • active BCTF membership status.
  • teaching experience at one of the grade levels indicated above.
  • experience of working with students on the topic of gender-based violence and consent.
  • awareness of the role and responsibilities of representing the BCTF and the teaching profession, including the ability to work collaboratively in a co-constructive team environment and meet deadlines.
  • familiarity with the redesigned curriculum including an understanding of the core competencies and how they take expression in the curricular competencies.
  • balance of diversity—gender, Indigenous, cultural, regional representation, etc., will be sought.

To apply

Complete the appropriate CV form here
Fax to 604-871-2286 or email your application to applications@bctf.ca.

Direct enquiries to:
Grahame Rainey, BC Teachers’ Federation, grainey@bctf.ca
604-871-1845 or 1-800-663-9163, local 1845

Deadline for application:
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
(late applications will not be accepted)

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.

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